The haulThree blue ribbons (yay!!!)
Two second place red ribbons (still a big deal!)
Two lovely quilts that got lots of pairs of eyes on them (but no ribbons, alas)
Back in June, I set my aspirations to enter ten items into the fair. Well, I managed to get seven things entered, and that seems darn good to me. And, I was richly rewarded by the judges--just a bonus to all that hard work.
Ribbon-worthyOakie scored big-time for me, as three of my entries were about him.
|Oakie's award-winning summer duds|
For this entry, I made a new visor (Oakie's old one got lost in a hurricane in Florida) and matching board shorts (swim trunks?) I looked for a small-scale Hawaiian print, but settled on a tiny fishy print as being appropriate to the garments.
The board shorts were a bit challenging, especially since Oakie doesn't really have legs, just lower flippers.
I may revise the design a bit, if I make another pair, but these have enough design details to "ooh" and "aah" over: drawstring ties that emerge from grommet holes (embroidered); mock fly stitching; and seams that are top-stitched to resemble ready-to-wear styles.
2. Doll accessory
I already blogged about Oakie's backpack, and it went on to win a blue ribbon.
Even without that pesky lining that I (wisely) decided not to add in.
3. Doll clothes, woven
I think the "doll clothes, knit" category really means a garment you knit or crochet. This category is for clothes that are sewn, but the doll (or stuffed penguin!) is not wearing the garment.
Oakie's dress attire (sailor suit) that I completed for last summer's Alaskan cruise won a red ribbon.
4. Toy, book or game
I wonder how the judges manage this category, since it can be so broad. In years past I have entered cloth books and a large "quiet cube" (like a quiet book, but in a big block shape). I entered the Nancy Drew mystery block that I completed for a blog hop in March.
5. Any holiday-themed item
My final blue ribbon was for a textile item featuring Santa's sack.
Can't show it to you yet, because it is my surprise for the HoHoHo blog hop. Check back soon for more details!