Wednesday, October 19, 2011

A Week of Quilting, Flea Markets and Craft Fairs - Part II

I've got to tell you - taking a week off work while the craft fairs were in town was an excellent idea.  I had a wonderful time strolling through the different fairs and flea markets around town.   There were some really awesome projects at the fairs, including:

Vintage-style Halloween decor:

Paper mache snowmen and Santa dolls made from vintage quilts:

Aprons made from old flour sacks and pillow case dresses made from vintage linens:

A large wall cross made from old license plates:

There was even a woman spinning yarn at one of the fairs:

To make it even better, I finally met one of my blog friends, Thespa from Vintiquities Workshop. I met Thespa while blogging about two years ago and we've been internet friends ever since. To make a long story short, we found out that we live in the SAME neighborhood! Can you believe it? It really is a small world! Anyway, Thespa and I FINALLY got to meet in person. We spent a full day wandering around the craft fairs together and a new friendship has formed. This is the first of many get-togethers we are going to have - and believe me, many of those will involve creating art. By the way, Thespa is also a published artist (and a very talented one, at that.) Her work currently graces the cover of Sew Somerset magazine, shown here:

How cool is that??? Be sure to stop by her blog for some wonderful mixed media inspiration.

Last, but certainly not least, I want to show you some awesome finds I found at the local flea markets and antique stores:

A vintage Coke bottle opener.  It is screaming to be made into a mixed media necklace, so I just had to get it:

These adorable vintage bisque penny dolls which measure about an inch and a half tall.  Aren't they sweet? 

More adorable vintage bisque dolls:

And this lovely 1930's feedsack quilt top. (Shhh... don't tell my husband.  He already thinks I have way too many goodies like these in my collection.  What can I say?  I couldn't resist...)

It was a really wonderful week.  Now, I need a vacation to recover from my vacation!  :)

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Thespoena McLaughlin said...

Wanda! You dear sweet gal. Sorry I missed your call. I can't wait for one of those 'crafting' get togethers! :) Hugs!

Amy A said...

Looks like a great time!
Guess what?! You won the giveaway on my blog :) Just email your address to amypytlik at yahoo dot com and I'll get the goblin in the mail on Monday!

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