Friday, July 29, 2016

The rest of the Fair 2016 story...

Ok so, my swap partner received her package and I can now show the 4 other items I won with at the fair!
In order of how they won..
Sweepstakes, Best of Show and 1st!!! went to
Mad Hatteropus!! My spoilee loved octopi and of course the Mad Hatter, so.. he is a little mash-up of them both!

Next came the 1st prize winner...An altered Altoid tin with an Alice in Wonderland theme..
She had 'faved' one on Pinterest, but I made this about the Jabberwocky as she really loves the Jabberwocky.

Here's a closer view

Then the 2nd place winner.. her Steampunk Cheshire Cat with tatting Necklace..
And finally, my favorite.. the Crocheted Cheshire Cat. I loved this guy so much, and I don't even like cats, He won third because the judge didn't like his scary grin. Haha.. well, that scary grin GLOWS IN THE DARK TOO!  My swap partner absolutely loves him though, so it is all good. 

His eyes, nose and grin are made from oven baked clay.

She, theGrinningCat is her online name, loved her package. I am very happy about that, and happy that I could enter so many of her items in the Fair and WIN!



Sunday, July 17, 2016

Fair Pickup 2016

 I went to pick up my Fair entries yesterday. Here are all the ribbons I won... plus the prize money.. woo hoo!

I have 4 other entries to show you that I can't show yet. I am VERY proud of them. I made them for an Alice in Wonderland swap I am doing, and each one won a ribbon! I think my spoilee will be very happy about that! I will post them as soon as she gets them, 'cos I don't want to spoil her surprise.  The swap is due to arrive around the 1st of next month.... stay tuned for that!
In the meantime..

  Here is the Card I made for the 'special' award.  Sad that it did not win considering the winner just bought little paper things and glued them to a card. (as she did last year too, hmmm) No sour grapes here.. well a couple. haha. I was not happy last year when this happened, not only for myself, but the other entries who had cross stitched and hand strung a whole picture (think about like when they used to put nails in a board and tie strings around the nails until there was a picture in string)...we had all hand crafted our cards and they were very pretty.. but, the store bought paper pieces won. I just don't get that...

Here is the other thing I made for the other 'special" award.  It also didn't win, but the winner is quite cute.
Here's my finshed Bat Box. I added the black glittery base for stability. The top, which includes the bat, pumpkin and black lid with spider web, comes off, and it is a little circular box inside. I love this little guy. He makes me smile. Can't wait to put him out this Halloween!


The mug I hand drew with sharpie then oven bakes. I love it even though the judge barely did.

Antiques I didn't win on. The antiques lady said the judge liked 'different' things. Hmmm
How do you have different things when they specify a category? IDK.. The little dog is adorable with little teensy dots of colored glass. The winner.. was a milk glass duck. hmmm that doesn't seem 'different' to me. Oh well, I do have fun looking for things for  the categories even though I never win.

Here is another non winner antique. So cute. They are my sister's but if they were mine, I'd have my prescription put in them and wear them!


This is my Mr. Fox stole. He is so cute. He is held in place with little earth magnets. 




Sunday, July 10, 2016

Most of the Fair results! 2016

Went to the Fair to see how my entries did today. I was totally surprised, yet again. Some of the things I am most proud of did not do as well as others.
Funny how that works. Anyway..
In the Tatting Category... Yukon Cornelius got 1st!!

In the Novelty Category... the Angel Mobile got 1st!!
In the  Toy category, my entry got a 3rd, but I can't show it yet as it is a swap gift.
In the Creative category, my entry, which is also a swap gift, got OMG... Sweepstakes, Best of Show and 1st! My swap partner is going to be very happy about that!

In the Fine arts category, my Halloween painted cat got Sweepstakes and 1st! Yeah!
In  the Christmas ornament category... Hermey also won the Sweepstake and 1st! Wow! What a big ribbon for such a little elf!
In other crafts, my Evil Minion won 1st place in flowers
My Bat Box won 1st in Seasonal decorations
A necklace I entered got 2nd, (swap gift) and a recyclable item (swap gift) won 1st!
And my hand drawn mug won 3rd.

My last winning entry was my Mr. Fox Stole. He won 2nd.


The other two of my hand made entries did not win, they were in a special category that you either won, or you lost, no 1st 2nd or 3rd in that one. I did not win, but I am very very very happy with the ones that did!!

I'll post pics of my swap partner's winning items after she receives them, at the end of this month or early next month.








Thursday, July 7, 2016

All ready for the Fair!

I had a little time left, as I have to take my entries tonight, so I finished up another project and found a couple more for the antiques category! haha! I have 19 entries this year... and I didn't even enter a photo. Wow.

Here are a couple more of my entries.  Can't wait to see how they do!

                                                        Tatted Angel Mobile ornament
I saw one like this on Pinterest. I don't know who originally made it, but it was so cute, I made my own version. I think it is cute, too!

Hermey the "Dentist Elf"
I made him to add to my Misfits collection. I have shown him here before, but he wasn't
entered in the Fair last year because I finished him afterward. So, he is going in this year with Yukon Cornelius!
I have some other things to enter, like an old Child's Book,, pair of antique eye glasses, and a hand made card. I'll show them later.

My 3 D Tatting