Thursday, July 26, 2012

A Winner and Simple Decorating for the Fair


Hello!
I hope you are all having a great week...
I wanted to announce the winner of the 600.00 Sadie Olive Gift Certificate Giveaway....
The winner is.... Sarah of the blog Sarah and Drew B, Sarah has a beautiful inspiring blog, I did a lot of exploring on her blog yesterday and I hope you get a chance to check it out, there is lots of inspiration to be found.
If you missed my interview with my friend and website designer Sara Duckett, you can read it here, Sara truly is an inspiration to me.
You can check out Sara's design services here,
Sara's Shops here and here, and Sara's blog here...
Thank you to everyone that participated in this giveaway, I enjoyed reading every one of your comments....

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On another note....
The kids and I made some decorations for their stalls at the fair yesterday....


We made a memory board for each one of the kids....
I had another idea planned for these and didn't get a chance to make them how I had hoped : )
So we picked up some ugly cork boards, I made a bag out of the grain sack and slipped it over the cork board and sewed the open end up by hand.....


We added a few pictures along with a short write up about each kid....
We had to use a lot of tacks to secure the pictures otherwise the fans in the barn 
will blow the pictures away.... 


We also made some bunting to go around their stalls....
I just cut triangles out of the grain sacks and just sewed the tops over the twine....
The kids show their steers tomorrow...
It will be an exciting day!
Enjoy the rest of your week!

Take Care,
Maria

21 comments:

Debby said...

I love the bunting for the stalls. The memory board is so perfect.

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

LOVE the bunting and memory boards Maria!!! What a great idea!!
Congrats to the winner and I hope you have a fantastic time at the fair!
Best of luck to your kids showing their steers!!
Sincerely,
Melinda

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Oh, I forgot to tell you that I made your Galette recipe from your article in Souvenir magazine the other day and it turned out so delicious!! I didn't have any blueberries or blackberries, so I used what I had on hand, fresh strawberries and apricots.
Thanks for the great recipe.
Sincerely,
Melinda

Aneta Kudasik said...

Lovely! Will we see the final product soon?
Aneta

Kristen {Ella Claire} said...

LOVE the bunting! Your daughter is so beautiful. She seems like such a sweetheart :)

Sarah Lynne said...

Thank you, Maria!!!

'Inga' said...

Good luck showing!

Verrassend Goed! said...

Oh, woh I love the buntings and all the other decorations you made.
Lovely picture off your daughter.
I hope it will be worthwhile on the Fair.
Wish you a great weekend.
warm regards from me,
Marianne

paige said...

i love what ya'll created!! so beautiful. the boards are charming & lovely. the bunting, so cute!
hope ya'll have a wonderful time!!
xo

June said...

Good luck to your kids tomorrow Maria. Oh I kind of miss those fair days.
Their stalls must be so cute!

jenny said...

Beauty abounds... very nice all around!!! Good luck at the Fair & have lots of fun!

Bonny Neiman said...

Love the buntings and so impressed with your creativity. Best of luck to them....
Bonny

Lana said...

Congratulations to Sarah. It was a great prize to win. Love the memory boards, but I love anything with grain sacks.

Kate Harvey said...

The bunting is so sweet :) And your daughter is totally beautiful too!

Kate
http://something-ivory.blogspot.com/

designchic said...

Love the buntings and your daughter...beautiful!!

Amber said...

Your stalls are going to be awesome! I love the look and style. Take pictures of them and their animals, pleeeeeze! :) Oh, and good luck! I hope you guys are in the Blue!

Mary said...

love this idea!
it's going to be the best looking fair display there! :)
xo

carreco said...

As always great ideas and very pretty things ...
See you soon. co

The Gingerbread Gem said...

So pretty! You're so talented.

Goedele

True Colours said...

Good idea ! I had made anything like that some months ago.

Have a nice sunday.

Marapuama said...

Thank you for the great fun.
Great idea on the memory array.
I like your ideas and photos.