Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Next year Fair entries continued...

Working from my Ipad, and the page would not advance so I could add more pics to my last post. are more...

Hank, the tall elf from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Christmas Special
He is 3D tatted. I make a new character from that show every year.

And Unikoosas...Unicorn slippers

I guess I can only add 2 photos when using my more later!


It is now nearing the end of June, so I decided to check out the Fair details.
I was informed there will be no Open Class entries allowed this year.
Hmph. Well, I am both disappointed and relieved.
Disappointed, because I did have some pretty cool stuff already made for the Fair.
But, a bit relieved, because I don't have to rush to get more items finished and, I don't have to worry about any of my items being contaminated with the Covid-19 virus, and therefore having to disinfect everything when I get it back home.
I know, some people think it (the virus) is not that big of a deal...but, I have to take care of myself and my very elderly Mother...and we don't need to catch something that could potentially kill either of us, if I can take precautions to prevent it.
And... I do. Lots of them.
It makes me angry 😡 that when I go out in my mask and gloves, people think it is ok to walk right up to me and gab or whatever. No, it is not.  Or cut my deli meat or get my fresh foods with no mask on...nope. Or pretty much ignore the precautions I am taking and try to bypass them!
Or berate people like me who are taking these safety steps as being stupid and gullible. Hm, well, people probably thought that during the Black Plague...look where that got them.
Really, I don't care if you don't want to wear a mask, or take any precauions...that is totally up to you, you have the right to live as you please, but respect my right to live as I please..and stay away from me! Ok, so, this got off track...down off of my soap box. are some of the things I was planning on putting in the Fair this year...hopefully I can next year.

3D tatted Orchid Praying Mantis

Absolem Caterpillar sculpture

Krampus sculpture

Monday, March 9, 2020

New year new projects 2020

Happy 2020.
Yes, it is March...but c'est la vie.
I have had problems with my crafting mojo.
So not a lot to show, yet.
I have not seen the Mandalorian yet, but who could resist the Child?
I made this one from a pattern on Ravelry called "Cute am I" and added some of my own embelishments. Soooo cute!

I just finished this guy...
Declan Fledermaus

I created him to become a Traveling Friend in the crochet group 
Friend's Crocheting Together and More....on Ravelry.
He will journey around the country, maybe overseas, and meet new friends, then return home to me!
He is crocheted and has needlefelting highlights.

                                                                    More to come!

Monday, July 15, 2019

Fair Wins 2019!!

Wow... has it been a year since I posted!
Well, life does get in the way!

So, for anyone interested, here are my Fair entries for this year!
              Starry Night felted Hat... Sweepstakes, Judge's Choice and 1st!
                 Tatted Hot Air Balloon (it is 14" tall!) Sweepstakes and 1st
                        Head Elf from Rudolph TV special...Sweepstakes and 1st
                                    Antique plate... Sweepstakes, Judge's choice and 1st
                                       Halloween Santa... 1st

                                                      Freezing Frank....1st
                                                     Cheshire Cat   1st
                                            Duncan Do Do-nut … 1st
                                                Infinity Gauntlets
                                     Mr. Batty  toy  1st
                                                          Dalek Dishtowel   2nd
                                                        Skull Shawl  2nd
        Cookie Monster coin purse 2nd (I added a little cookie charm to him which isn't shown here.
                                         Tatted Lily of the Valley necklace  2nd
                                           Recycled ..Halloween Candelabra   2nd
                                                   Baby Mermaid...2nd
                                                 Antique Lefton Reindeer   2nd
                                               Antique egg cup 3rd
                                              Antique Child's thimble  3rd

The rest of these items did not get a ribbon.
The Melo creature sculpture...(my FAVORITE ENTRY!) though the judge gave it high praise,I was told he supposedly wasn't eligible to win a ribbon because though the rules stated Any Medium and did not specify the item had to be a painting, they only wanted paintings.
So, I wish they hadn't even judged it, because now, I cannot enter it in the Fair again in any category.

                                                  Cranberry bowl
                                                    Antique toy whistle
                                                Antique photo
                                                           Cicada photo
                                                               Dragonfly photo ...update.. I found out by reading the comment card... this actually won a 1st place! They didn't put a ribbon on it or prize money.. so I didn't know!
                                                           Rebel photo

I also entered this painting, but do to a snafu.. it didn't get entered. I can enter it next year.

                                                  Halloween Starry Night...

Hope you enjoyed seeing my creations!!

My 3 D Tatting