Following our shift in the booth, we took the kids walking around the fair. I must admit to not being a fan of the fair ... I don't like crowds, I don't like to ride the rides, and I don't like paying hugely inflated prices for greasy food cooked in places of questionable sanitation. Okay, I know, I'm a party pooper! The kids wanted to play games or ride something, but we didn't do any of that. We did watch a circus act perform ... we all enjoyed the family of trapeze artists and the guys on motorcycles inside the great big metal ball were pretty cool in a "man I hope they don't kill themselves" way.
|hers is the purple scarf hanging behind her|
I have to confess that I underestimated how much fun it would be to see all the items displayed with ribbons hanging from them. I had been satisfied with how much fun LB and I have had making these items, working together with our Keepers at Home group. But, seeing the results of our hard work and picking out the things we knew had been made by other members of our group, was a perfect way to cap off the fun of making the items. I am feeling pretty inspired right now to work harder next year to have more items to enter. I might as well find my own inspiration because my daughter is already chomping at the bit to get busy on things for next year and even JW is thinking that this might not be such a "girlie" thing after all.
|snowmen made by some of our Keepers friends|
|my decoupaged clipboard|
|LB's decoupaged wooden shopping bag ~ |
she has done a couple of these as birthday gifts for her friends.
|LB's woven paper basket ~ we were both surprised that she got a blue ribbon|
since she has used the basket a lot since she made it and it looks a little worn.