Monday, July 12, 2010

An Independence Tradition

We were very lucky to have beautiful weather for this year's antique and craft fair at the Bingham-Waggoner estate in Independence. We've had so much rain this year, but it stayed dry Saturday.
The Show Begins
We arrived early so we'd be set up and ready for the early bird shoppers. Leslie brought crafts and lots of wonderful primitives. She has a great eye for finding and displaying these treasures.
Raggedy Ann
I really wanted to get one new dolly made for the show, so I stayed up late Friday night finishing this Raggedy, adapted from an old pattern by Jen Steffa. This little gal sold, but I'm planning to do a Halloween Raggedy next.
Long Day!
Shoppers continued to come throughout the day and our displays slowly thinned out. We enjoyed visiting with long time friends and meeting new ones. The lack of sleep before the show can make it challenging adding totals and making change, but everyone is cheerful and patient and we wouldn't miss it for anything (other than kid's performances and back surgery, that is).
Visit From Royalty
Even medieval royalty attend the show! I believe this is Princess Anne from Bohemia and her brother, who is escorting her to England to marry King Richard. Their dress seemed a little much for such a warm day, but constant movement and swishing of skirts helped the ladies retain their cool.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010


I will be doing my first craft show of the year this weekend. I have been taking part in the Antique and Craft fair at the Bingham Waggoner Estate for probably about twelve years. Most of the time, I've done the show with my friend Leslie and sometimes another crafter.

Booth in 2009

It's a great show to do and I always enjoy reconnecting with crafting and antiquing friends.

Whimsicals Floral Mat

I've made this design a few times, although I think this latest effort is my favorite. The background is an overdyed dark brown plaid and the pennies are blanket stitched in a dark brown. This mat would look nice on my kitchen table, but one of these days I'll get around to making one for myself.

Robin's Nest Pillow

Another project I managed to finish this weekend. The background is an old flour sack and I added a favorite saying in stitches above the design.

Goin' to the Show

Some of the things I've finished over the past few months and will be taking to the show. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a dry day. We've had a lot of rain and thunderstorms this summer, but right now the forecast is for a clear, but hot day.