Saturday, October 29, 2011

Soggy Craft Festival and snowmen projects

We headed out for the Micanopy Fall Festival this morning, was pouring down rain when we got up, but the weather report predicted it was almost out of here.  So hubby and I met Mary there. Very few people there, so we were able to shop without the crowds.  Here we are just getting started, the rain had stopped by the time we got there.

 They had heavy rains the night before and this poor lady had to take her shoes off and go barefoot because she had several inches of rain in her booth.
 More water
 Mary at her favorite booth, she always buys from them. Windchimes made from silverware.
 My favorite stop, I always buy bobbins from  him. $1.00 each, he has all different sizes, and most are a $1.00
 We stopped in a few of the antique shops, I just loved this spinning wheel, one day ....
 I have been on a snowman making craze lately,  I just finished this one, from a Crows Roost Primitives pattern.  I changed the hat and I am going to make a Christmas tree on a bobbin, from Old Annie Primitives, to go with him,  he is heavy.  I have him filled with sawdust.
 A snowman head on a candlestick that I bought at Goodwill for $.50, they are the perfect green and heavy.
 And Frosty's hat, of course.  This a RagnTags pattern.

And I made up some Santa mice on sleighs.  I bought these sleighs after Christmas at Michaels, last year.  I got them for $1.00 each, I have a stash of things that I am trying to use up, but never seems to be enough time.

After the show, we stopped at Applebee's and got their appetizer trio for lunch.  Yummy!  Then off to the junk store in LaCrosse.  I didn't find much there, but some kitchen utensils for another blogger for make-dos.
And last, I guess we now have a dog, he has decided he likes our house better.  I was on the couch the other day and saw something white out of the corner of my eye, and looked out of the window and there was RJ "Whiskers" throwing a shoe up in the air and guess who had been in the shed again.

Hope you all have a great weekend.  Happy sewing! Cyndy


  1. I think you just wrote on my blog! I had this up to write and got an email! Isn't that fun when that happens! WELL....I sure wish I had been there with you! I love it when the crowds chicken out because of the weather! I would have been able to afford some of those bobbins and they would be so great for projects! Love your are very creative, my friend! Looks like a fun day! It's cold here....we'll be back soon! heehee! ♥

  2. hello dear, this is really looks like a lovely day..i love the bobbins too..and the snowman is so lovely..i love it..and the cute frosty's hat...and the most beautiful santa mousie..i love everything so much..
    keep well and happy stitching xx

  3. Hi Cyndy! Despite the rain looks like you guys were able to find some good buys!! I'll make it to Micanopy one of these 'years'! I'm always out of money after McIntosh!!
    LOVE the snowman and your 'other' creations! GOTTA get the pattern for that 'Frosty' hat!!

  4. Love your sawdust snowman Cyndy and luv RJ Whiskers too ~ he's soooooo cute.


  5. Hi,Cyndy, it sounds like you had a wonderful time. It's a shame about the water in the
    booths, though. Bobbins for $1.00?? Wow!
    Your work is beautiful, the Snowman and
    Frosty's hat are terrific items. The Santa mice
    are adorable. Very nice job.

  6. do snowmen proud Miss Cyndy!!! Love each and every one of them!!! And that RJ "Whiskers...." - if he weren't so funny, I'd be ticked.... ;o) Enjoy your Sunday! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  7. Hey Cyndy looks like you and Mary had fun. I just love the sawdust snowman he is adorable. I also love the mousies and other snowmen. whiskers is tooo cute. My crazy wild cats came within 10 feet of me today and just sat there watching me. maybe one day I will get to pet them. Have a wonderful day tomorrow. see you monday!

  8. Hi Cyndy,
    Looks like you and Mary had a great time at the show.
    Love all the snowmen and mice that you very cute!!
    Hope you are having a great weekend.

  9. Even in the rain,girlfriend time is fun.The snowmen are adorable.Whiskers~ well just look at him.Who could resist that sweet mutly face? Warm Blessings!~Amy

  10. Hi Cyndy! Loks like you had lots of fun dispite the soggy weather. Boy I wish I could have gone to the show~ I would have bought all the bobbins that man had~ hehe~ hard to find around here. Love the crafts you've been making and whiskers is so cute!
    Have a great day!

  11. Looks like a fun time was had by all! What a great festival :)

  12. WOW Iam SO jealous of those bobbins, and candlesticks! I have a show in Dec and Im on the hunt for candlesticks and have not had any luck! I hope it doesnt rain for our show!!!!
    I LOVE the snowman and cant wait to see the tree on a spool!!!!

  13. Looks like you had alot of fun even in the rain,
    Oh do I ever love your new goodies, I love snowmen, love your hat and mice on sleigh too.
    Your talent amazes me.


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