Friday, November 30, 2012

Craft shows aka church bazaars or vice versa

I've had a tin of sequins ( for about 20 years),one of those unfinished projects, but the little tin was really pretty so it just sat around waiting.

Last night I had a wild hair and picked up the needle and finished a couple of these.  I was thinking that the day I bought one of these was probably the very first craft show I ever heard of and then it was called a church bazaar.  It was at the Grace Episcopal Church in Paducah Kentucky and of course they had delicious lunch in addition to their handmade items.  I may have paid a dollar or two for one of these.

It only took me about two hours, thread was snarling and sequins were littering the carpet but if you want to punish yourself you should try one.  It's tedious I warn ya!  Get two circles of felt,cut a hole in the center of one and sew on the sequins, just layer them on.  Then sew on the red beads and a little red bow.  Back it with the other circle of felt and stitch around the outside and inside.  Then I cut out the hole in the second circle and sewed on a safety pin.  You will need a very skinny needle.

Have you ever wondered how craft shows began and when?  Tried to find out online but didn't come up with anything.  I did run across this and thought you might enjoy.

More Reasons To Purchase Fabric
10. The quilt shop gets angry when you steal it.
9. It will go with something I bought last year.
8. Well-known fact: prevents washing machine withdrawal symptoms on light laundry days.
7. Keeps the people who make cardboard inserts in bolts of fabric employed, thus supporting the national economy in yet one more way.
6. Assists the little birdies with their nests when scraps, threads, and little whispies are allowed to blow in the wind.
5. Without fabric I would have nothing to do with my rotary cutter, my mat, my sewing machine, my iron, my thread, my needles, my quilting books. And my time.
4. Step 32 of Master Plan to drive husband crazy.
3. It does not promote tooth decay.
2. It's not immoral, illegal, or fattening.
1. Surgeon General says: "10 yards a day keeps the blues away.

Happy Friday, last day of November 2012.


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Your little wreaths are just precious. I think you have much more patience than I would ever have to sew all those sequins on a little felt circle. I've never tried anything like that before. I think the first craft show I ever went to was a church bazar. Most of the churches in our little town used to have them. Now I think there is only one or two that I know of. Hope you have a fantastic Friday.

Helen said...

Those are beautiful.

Prims and Annies said...

those are cute - I remember when those were in craft shows also the acrylic beads in green, red etc and used to make candy canes. My husband just does not understand why some things sit around so long...that some things just have to sit there every day until it speaks to me.

Susie said...

Peggy, I actually hate some of my unfinished projects...that's when we need to throw them away.:):) I think your wreaths are cute.xo, Susie

Laura Lynn said...

Super cute.

Kynda said...

those are my favorite christmas pins of all time! love love

Michaele said...

I couldn't believe you actually made these with sequence. Incredible patience.

Chatty Crone said...

Oh my goodness do you have talent or what. My mom used to be able to do that delicate small work. A lot of patience. I am your newest follower and thanks for joining mine I hope you enjoy! sandie

Buttons said...

Oh I love that list I have never had a real reason to buy fabric and Yet I always do. The wreaths are very cute. B

kath001 said...

Peggy! I was just thinking this weekend of a Christmas tree pin made in this fashion by either my mother or my great aunt. And when I pop over to visit, I see yours! Love them.

Eggs In My Pocket said...

This post made me smile! The wreaths are so cute!