Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Craft Fair





Lately, I have been busy sewing and crafting again!  That's right!!!  There is a craft fair coming up on November 3rd and it is being held at the Western Wake Farmer's Market.  The same market where Shelby and Jimmy, "the farmers", sell their goods every Saturday.  Once a year this farmer's market holds a craft fair along with the regular activities at the market.  So, after hearing all about it from Shelby, I signed up.  This means I will get to set up my tent and tables next to Shelby and Jimmy.  I am so excited!!  This has encouraged me to get back in the sewing room!


Last year while I was still selling bonnets, aprons, and dolls at the farmer's market in Wake Forest...I had a brain storm!  When I was young, mama showed me how to cut out paper dolls that were holding hands.  Since I had quite a collection of paper chicken feed bags from "Southern States"...I can't throw anything away :)...I decided to take these bags apart and cut paper dolls from them.  There are three layers of paper in each feed bag.  That's a lot of paper to work with.  I enjoy drawing, cutting, and coloring these paper dolls and young children are fascinated with them...



  
Girl paper dolls, boy paper dolls...teddy bears, trains, and angels...

 



The trains need to be colored red!


A few girls aprons for the craft fair...


and ladies...




Guess I had better go...I am supposed to be shampooing carpet.  Got the carpet vacuumed and the furniture moved out of the way...and here I sit at the computer!!!

Love,
Henny Penny

7 comments:

  1. Dearest Henny Penn! You are awe-some! I really mean it.. I do not know how you do it all, crafting, cleaning house, planting and harvesting, chasing the ducks and others, where do you get all that energy! Organizing all that cloth! I used to say "Lawsy, Granny, you are working me to death!" when she would drag out the sewing machine and patterns and material, but once we got going, it was no big deal. I guess that is how you do it too! I would love for you take some pictures of your craft fair adventures and if Lynn goes, some of her too! I love the paper dolls, they seem like they would make a nice tree garland as well. All of it is lovely, I just think you can do anything you set your mind too...XO Terry

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  2. Just look at all that fabric ! you have your own shop there.
    Good luck with the craft fair - your work is so neat I'm sure you will do well.

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    1. Thank you, Wean. Some of those fabrics are too ugly to use, but I save everything!

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  3. Dear Henny,
    The craft fair sounds like fun. Your things are delightful and full of whimsy. I especially like aprons and paper dolls. I see a 'Lynn Original' in the first photo. I have purchased many of her brooches and tags. They make great gifts and I like seeing them again when I visit a friend.
    I got a kick out of you saying that some of those fabrics are too ugly to use!! Hee-hee, and yet, someone else will see it and be grabbed by that very one! Beauty is truly in the eye of the beholder. :-
    For your information, creative people, such as yourself, dear daughter Lynn, (maybe Andy too, I don't know) and many of your readers, too much route productivity can be harmful to your creativity!! There. No you know. Sometimes you must take a creative 'Stand and stare'. Survey the scene before making a move. Take a mental snapshot of the beauty of the moment. Have that second cup of tea. Call your sister. Yessirreee, you better believe that these are the secrets to keeping creativity alive and well in the soul of the Artist.

    With love,
    Jen

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    1. Dear Jen,

      Thank you! Oh, I love Lynn's brooches and tags too. Her things are so professional looking. Andee loves quilting and has made several quilts and also quilts Christmas stockings. I should post about Andee. Jen, you are right about taking that creative "stand and stare", and that second cup of tea! I let my enjoyable crafting and sewing time turn into feeling like it was a job! That took all the fun away. Thanks for the good advice!

      Love,
      Henny

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  4. Thanks for stopping by! I see you are a sewer too, but your fabric stash is much much neater than mine:)

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    1. Karen, thank YOU for stopping by. Your blog touches my heart. Your dogs are very special.

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