Um, yeah. I went a little crazy there. But I've been crocheting for a year, so I already had zoodles of projects. (Zoodles?) And they weren't all crocheted. My compost (see... I think it was my very first blog entry here?) has been winning awards for a few years - now I find that a pretty easy category. Baking muffins, not too hard. I do enjoy making flower arrangements, and hey, last year my fairy garden took first place! Wow, a big prize for 1st place pineapple upside cake - I've made that before... a while ago... I am determined to make a grandma's apron - big prize on first place there, too, and I NEED a new apron. I bought the fabric a year ago. Oh, I can whip up a few more crochet projects - two more weeks! And recycled denim? How fun! Did I tell you the last time I actually sewed anything? And I have a few unusual veggies - if there aren't too many entries I might win something. I was in some kind of manic state when I filled in the entry form.
So, yeah, I went a little overboard. Everything took a little longer than anticipated. But we have a small fair, so chances of winning are not too slim. Last year I entered 8 items and each one won a ribbon! This year? 27 entries (I signed up for 28, but didn't get one finished), 22 ribbons! $82 dollars! (minus the $30 in entry fees, but that also got me free admission). Not too bad if I do say so myself. But I should point out that only 9 of those wins were actually ahead of other entries. There were a lot of 1 out of 1, or 3 out of 3 entries! In fact, my cake took 3rd place, and there were only two entries! (The top stuck to the pan a bit - might have had something to do with it.)
But I had fun with most of my projects, even if there was a bit of hair pulling and a sore neck from sewing!
More pictures to come. I hope I inspire some of you, the way that I was inspired looking at the fair entries in past years!