Thursday, September 24, 2009

Bel Air Festival of the Arts

Last Sunday we participated in Bel Air Festival of the Arts held the 3rd Sunday in September in beautiful downtown Bel Air, Maryland. There is all day entertainment, including numerous events staged on the bandstand, arts and crafts and children activities.

Here are a few pictures that I took of my girlfriends from New Jersey...

Donna paints french country or shabby chic on tin, mirrors, glass, wood. She was busy working changing the colors on a design as a customer waits. Donna was unaware that I was taking her picture! Love candid photos!

In this picture she was telling me not to take her picture! LOL! Too late!

This is Janice...she was just sitting back and relaxing. These gals deserved it as this was their 3rd show in as many days. I did this weekend a few years ago and I can tell you by Sunday, you are wiped out!

Of course my craft shows are a family affair. Ian is in charge of running the cash register and generally helping customers. He's been going to craft shows since he was 6 days old. Of course we were just visiting at that one, but he was at his first official craft show when he was a month old. He's a big help with set up and break down too.

As you can see I still need to do some work with learning how to take pictures with my new camera...maybe someday soon I'll get it! Sigh!

Anyway, if you are in Maryland on the 3rd Sunday of September, Bel Air Festival of the Arts, is certainly worth the trip.

Monday, September 21, 2009

OFG Fall Celebration Kick Off

Make sure to drop by and check out all that the OFG group on etsy has to offer. The celebration started yesterday and runs to October 31. Just click on the link.

Check Out This Giveaway...Firecracker Kid

Be sure to stop by The Firecracker Kid's blog and enter for a chance to win Carol's giveaway. She is giving everyone 4 chances...yep that's 4 to win a great Rolling Pin Dough Bowl Keep.

firecrackerkid giveaway
Carol hasn't had her blog up and running that long but it looks like she's off to a wonderful start here in blogland. So be sure to stop by her blog to enter(secretly I'm wishing you won't since I'd have a better chance at winning) and while you are out surfing the net, why not stop and check out her etsy shoppe too?

Saturday, September 19, 2009

What a Great Giveaway At Painting Thyme Needfuls Blog

Be sure to check out Painting Thyme Needfuls giveaway...It's so cool. You get a primitive witch hat, magic potion bottle and a witch sign. Drawing for the winner is September 28 so get on your brooms and fly over to enter. Just click on the link.

Fall Celebration OFG on etsy

The Old Farmhouse Gathering is having a Fall Celebration on Etsy. The member have brewed up some cool Halloween and Fall decorations just in time for your autumn decorating. Members are allowed to enter up to 4 items which will be showcased in treasuries and on blogs.

They are also having a basket giveaway, chock full of items handmade and donated by various members. So be sure to wander over to etsy to check out all that the members have to offer and be sure to be on the look out for the basket giveaway announcement. Here's a sneak peak at my enteries....

Isn't this just the cutest little sign? My hubby doesn't pay attention too well and he cut the wrong size sign blank. Off I went searching for the perfect stencil to use on his oops. Sure wish all his screw ups turned out so well...

A Halloween celebration wouldn't be complete without a coven of witches practicing their craft...or in this case...conspiring.

A warm witchy welcome sign for your pleasure...

As always you can find my signs on etsy....enjoy!