We couldn't have had better weather for the fair this year. It was sunny for the most part cool in the shade and warm in the sun. I don't know who this little one is but she was having a good ole time.
Well, there was a few clouds. They moved the "Sisters on the Fly" vintage trailers up front this year. I went in two of them and of course they were adorable. Sorry, those pictures were taken on the first day when my camera left it's memory card at home. I went the first day alone. It was crowded on Friday. Sometimes hard to get in to see the booths. Lots of moms and strollers and double strollers. I stayed about four hours until I got tired and knew I had a long walk back to my car. There is lots of walking but so much to see.
Look who I found on the second day. It's Viv of Viv on a Whim. I found out that she and her friends were coming and I asked if I could crash their party. It was so much fun meeting her in person. Amazing how you feel you know someone already when you have read each others blogs for 4 years. I started to crop the picture but noticed her friends were in the picture. (Kelly, Nurse H., Kelly's mom, Marlene, and Jen and Jan were taking the pictures. They were so sweet to let me tag along and I enjoyed being with them all.
This is Marlene from New Jersey, Viv's friend. All these fellows were lining up to get their pictures taken with her. She's so cute and a hoot.
This is Jan, Viv's daughter, Jen. Can you tell? This was one of the first booths. They crafted hand carved birds. They had lots of people looking at their creations. I bought something the first day that I will show you later.
Here are a couple more pictures from that booth.
This was on the top of their tent. The birds were hanging on the ladder. I wanted to get crop this closer but then you couldn't see all the birds.
The rest of the pictures today are from the "Earth Angels". They have one big tent with all their artists. My oh my.......savings my pennies for next year. I couldn't get over the cuteness under this tent......esp. the bears.
This was a huge painting. It was whimsy and beautiful.
Viv, met up with her artist friend. (Valerie Weberpal) This cutie made incredible skirts, jumpers and vests made out of boiled wool. She said she sold out of her skirts the first day. She also made the cutest critters. Viv got a pumpkin doll and Marlene got an elephant.
Okay, on with the bears.
Thump thump, goes my heart.
Some other critters by Lettie, of Lettie's Bears. When I was taking pictures I told her they were for my blog. She said as long as I wasn't going to reproduce them. Are you kidding, no way could I.
Look at those eyes.
I think I was taking this picture of the tag. Lettie writes a cute little story on her bears' tags.
My favorite of all. I actually have a found bear puppet in a dark brown that I think is Steiff. It is mohair like this one. Mine has been washed a few times and it still looks perfect. Love the color and the hat on Letties. I think my bear needs a friend, don't you?
Check out this truck. Swoooooonnning. Look closely and see the bear and the trees, and the doggie. I didn't even see him til after I took the picture. He looks just like my Piper.
This bear in the frame has
a little page that says Dec. 25.
These bears were in empty clock faces.
Oh Dear, this is too cute.
This house was from another artist under the tent. Love how these are displayed. I was taking the picture against the light but I like that you can see through.
A close up of one of the groups.