After 3 days of straight baking, I managed to spend the last hour of the craft fair doing a little shopping for myself. In fact, I bought this little something just for me:
I've always wanted my very own tea set and I adore hand crafted pottery, so when I saw Barbara Getsinger's Handcrafted Designs, I stopped to chat with her. This lightly green hued set is just the thing I needed for my knitting get togethers. Oops - I'm a few mugs short. Barbara! I'll be re-ordering very soon.
The gorgeous curly cherry tray is my first find of the day. It's from The Shade Tree and they sell some amazing wooden handcrafts. I am so thrilled to pieces with my combo order - I think they go so well together. Don't you want to come over for some tea and knitting now?
Oh, and that woolly brown sheep ornament? It's from Theresa's Woolen Crafts. You can order your very own sheep - in white or brown - by emailing Theresa. Tell her I sent you.
My dear friend Elizabeth of The Felted Garden was there with her fiber-fantastic-felted goodies. My favorite item was a deep purple lattice-work scarf (that I forgot to photograph). It's simply spellbinding.
And despite the fact that I baked 22 batches of brownies, 2 banana breads, 4 cakes, 2 coffee cakes, 2 batches of oatmeal cookies and 2 batches of chocolate chip cookies for the Artisan Lounge, I still managed to purchase some goodies from the fair:
- Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pies from Michele's Pies
- Magic Bars from Nelle's Nibbles
- Kettle Korn from the Popcorn Man
It was an inspiring fair. I hope it was successful for everyone involved, in spite of the economy. The net proceeds from this entire fair go to help local charities. It's wonderful to know that your holiday shopping can actually make a huge difference to those in need.