Sunday, November 5, 2017

The Craft Bazaar

Well, I'm back, and behind, as usual. Throw a little something like a craft bazaar into the works and it totally wipes me out. I never could concentrate on but one thing at a time.


Folding and packing the night before...



A few days before the sale I decided to make dolls. There were already maple sticks in my work basket...



I got three of the larger dolls and two small clothespin dolls made.

It was a fun two days. Shelby was there on Friday with her jams and jellies, and then on Saturday, my neighbor Ann was there with her jewelry. It was a small space, not a lot of room to spread out.


So, that's me in the center, the one with the silly grin. Don't know where Ann had disappeared to.  Shelby's little staircase of jams and jellies are to my right, on the red cloth. Cases of each flavor were stored under the table. The "Christmas Jam" was everyone's favorite, and it sold out on Friday.


the center table with the red cloth belongs to Lee Ann, "The Bag Lady". She makes beautiful bags, pillows, and aprons, and was kind enough to take a few pictures for me. 

You know Henny Penny! Not enough courage to get up in a crowd and take pictures. Reminds me of the cowardly lion in The Wizard of Oz!


I love the cute little clothespin bags and bought the one in front, trimmed in red for me.


Some of the ladies who sold baked goods.


Now I need to get back in the sewing room and finish putting things away. I've simply got to make more dolls this week.

I sure appreciate you all. Thank you!!

Love,
Henny





36 comments:

  1. You must make some more of those precious dolls!
    The bazaar looks fun! I need to find one around here to see what people are making.

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    1. It was fun, and I plan to make more dolls! Thank you Pom Pom.

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  2. I love seeing your pictures of the craft fair. I hope you did well in sales. I wonder what exactly "Christmas Jam" is? Cranberry, maybe?
    Did I ever share the tale of my clothespin bag? It was hanging on the washline and I put my hand in to take a clothespin out and instead grabbed a frog. Well, I'm sure I only made contact with him for 2 seconds so it doesn't count as grabbing him. To this day I still can't figure out how he got in there. Since then I keep my pins safely in an outside cupboard.

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    1. Oh, that about the frog is so funny! It must have felt awful! I believe the Christmas Jam was made from cranberries and raspberries. I'll check to be sure. Thank you!

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  3. My goodness what a bunch of interesting looking crafts in that tiny space. I bet you sold a lot of those pretty aprons and bonnets. I just love handmade things and I bet a lot of other people do too. What did Shelby's Christmas Jam consist of?

    It's just about time for all the craft shows to start up around here. Hard to believe that Christmas Eve is only 7 weeks away. Guess I'd better get started thinking about what to get for everyone. I'm terrible about picking out presents. I usually end up getting something that I like which doesn't necessarily correspond with the person it's being bought for.

    I thought about you earlier. We had a stormy afternoon and evening. I sat out on the porch as the front blew in from the south west you could feel the temperature going down and then the rain started up. The tornado sirens went off around 6:00 but we didn't get blown away or even get much in the way of wind. Lots of rain though.

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    1. Thank you Vic! I'll have to check, but I think the jam was made from cranberries and raspberries. The space was actually too crowded, with no room to display aprons and things. I sold several things and made a little spending money...$91.00! :) Sure glad you didn't get a tornado. Do you think it's this unusually warm fall. We are supposed to have thunderstorms later this week, according to the weather report.

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  4. This time of year, it does keep you hopping, making wares for the markets and bazaars going on! Your fabric is so lovely, and your hats, etc. are very, very nice. It's good to do all this with friends. That makes it fun!

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    1. Thank you! This is a busy time, and will only get busier! :) Craft shows are fun!

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  5. I'm sure you had fun. How were your sales? Did you make enough to go buy more fabric and keep on producing your lovely wares?

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    1. Oh, I did and made a total of $91.00. A little spending money to burn a hole in my pocket.

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  6. I'll just bet you had a great time and got a lot of ideas as well. I love go to craft shows but we just don't have many around here. Happy sewing!
    Connie :)

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    1. Oh I did have fun Connie. Shelby will not be doing the farmer's market after this year, so we want to do lots of craft bazaars together.

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  7. When we set up at the Farmer's Market we always have fun, but yes, it's work. Looks like fun.

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  8. I haven't been to one of those in a long time, my mom loved stuff like that

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  9. Lots of beautiful handmade items, from a group of exceptionally, talented ladies !
    I would have loved to have been there.
    Hugs,
    ~Jo

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  10. I am glad to hear you had a wonderful time!

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  11. I love a craft fair but some of the bigger ones have more bought in stuff than crafted. It may be hand made but not by the vendor. Your dolls are just lovely and the stalls all looked very inviting.

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  12. I hope you did well and sold lots of things. It looks like fun to me. I wish I could come shopping for some Christmas presents.

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  13. Oh I pray you had a wonderful time :) I am gearing up to do one this weekend...sewing aprons and little girl dresses. It is tiring :/
    blessings to you...
    Maria

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  14. It's good to take a day off and hang out with like-minded friends. I'm sure it was tiring but fun and inspiring!

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  15. I hope the sales rolled in steadily. How nice to sit there surrounded by beautiful quilts and jams.

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  16. diane in northern wisNovember 6, 2017 at 6:44 PM

    Looks like it was a great sale. Hope you sold some of your stuff....it all looks so nice. What kind of jam was the Christmas Jam that sold out so fast??? I love sales like this....wish I lived close enough to come. Hope you did well, Henny!

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    1. Hey Diane. I think the Christmas jam was made with raspberries and cranberries. Wish you could have been there!

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  17. It looks like a fun time! I hope you did well and made some money! I'm curious about the Christmas Jam. What exactly is it and do you have the recipe?

    Grace & Peace
    Pam

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  18. Gee, I would've bought more than I sold if I'd been there. Wonderful to see you getting out and selling. It looks like a great deal of fun.

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  19. Those kind of days are fun. I used to own a dog biscuit business and always had a table at local fairs. The Christmas jam sounds good and I would have purchased some, too. Hope you sold your dolls. I'm not blogging much these days with the build going on. I just wanted to pop in to see how you are doing. :)Enjoy the rest of your week.

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  20. I hope you did well at your craft show. How fun! You sure create a lot. I wonder what the Christmas jam has in it. Nancy

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  21. Oh I know how tiring it can be! Tell me what flavours of jam Shelby has, and what was in the Christmas one? I hope you sold lots of your lovely aprons and bonnets etc. Oh I see you answered about the Christmas jam above. I make a few with cranberries in. Ha, maybe I can call my cranberry rhubarb one, 'Thanksgiving jam', since I sell around Thanksgiving but not right close to Christmas.

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  22. It sounds like a fun time...but one that would wear me out, too. But that is a good kind of feeling.

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  23. Everything thing looks wonderful. Glad it went well and you enjoyed it all.
    I love the clothespin bag, and that is something I could really use.

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  24. I would love to have been there. Everything looks delightful. God bless you - have a wonderful evening.

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  25. The craft bazaar looks like a delightful place to visit!

    Blessings~

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  26. Lovely, the old fashioned clothes, thanks Henny Penny.

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  27. Must have been a lovely event!!!!!!!!!!

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  28. Very Nice Collection.Thnx for sharing keep up the Good work..
    Embroidery shop

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