Needless to say, I love the fair! I am anxiously awaiting my granddaughter's 4-H experience! But, in the meantime, I am happy to enter my own creations in the "Open Class" division. This year I entered five items, and was very pleased that each one earned a ribbon!
Yay! I got a blue ribbon! The children's wear division is pretty competitive. I sewed this on an oldy moldy sewing machine from 1969. I didn't know how I would do, knowing that there are some very talented sewers who have sergers.
My 1969 Singer Touch & Sew machine. My 1980 something machine quit in the early 1990s & my mom gave me her old machine. (I'm glad that she kept it!) I've had it tuned up several times & it still runs well. (It's one of the last models to have all metal parts & is quite heavy.) My daughter Sarah learned to sew on this machine, and when her machine (one that I bought second hand from a home ec teacher) conked out, she scoured ebay to find the same model! Now we both sew on vintage machines! :)
Third place for a matching doll dress.
Oh well, it did get a ribbon & I can always retwist it once I get it home.
I made this scrapbook page with Isabella swinging & Robert Louis Stevenson's poem "The Swing." I took the pictures with my phone! I used my trusty Cricut (Playtime cartridge) to make the backing for the photos & some of the embellishments.
Third place in the "Family" division!Santa posed with pets at our nearby feed store! (Macie on left & Chrissy on right.) I used my Cricut (Winter Frolic cartridge) to create all of the embellishments for this spread.
Fourth place in the "Other" category.