Hi everyone, do you love the State Fair of Texas? I mean, who doesn’t? Have you ever entered the Creative Arts competition at the fair? It is a lot of fun, esp if you get that letter in the mail telling you that you have won a ribbon! One of our fabulous customers, Laurie Baker, entered several projects this year and we want to show them off today. So without further ado, here is Laurie!
Hey y’all! This is Laurie Baker, better know as one of the sisters or giggle sisters.
I love going to the State Fair of Texas! All of the can’t miss things– the butter sculpture, the smell of Fletcher’s corny dogs, the game barkers on the Midway and of course Big Tex. But I always love going to the Creative Arts building. I always wondered how do I get my creations in there? So one year I just entered one painting, then the next year it was three different categories and this year I am proud to have entered in four categories. For the first two years, I won Honorable Mention. Which was exciting, after you see all the entries, you can’t believe how many entries there are. But this year, for the first time, I placed Second in three categories. Woohooo! I was so excited when I won, I had to have someone else read the e-mail just to be sure I was reading it correctly.
My first entry is for Independence Day Decoration. The flag is made with f American flag fabric. Lots of vintage lace, Maya Road trim and some not so vintage lace! This involved sewing a somewhat straight line, which I learned at The Crafty Scrapper from Caroline Lau with Maya Road. Everything was Walnut Stained for a more vintage look, except for the gold trim at the top of the flag.
My second entry is Table Decoration – Halloween.This is my Steampunk Head, better known as the Devil Head at my house. This is made with Ranger Surfaces Metal Foil Tape Sheets, Tim Holtz® Adirondack® Alcohol Inks-Pitch Black, Tim Holtz® idea-ology, Finnabair Prima Mechanicals Leaves 2, and other miscellaneous items.
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Be sure to check out the fabulous Holiday Classes we are adding – so many new ones just this week.