Just some images from our recent craft fair. One of my next camera gear purchases (who knows when that will be!!) will be a flash, gosh darn it. The indoor gym lighting is hideous, especially when the gym is filled with tables and crafting wares and people making shadows all over the place. I decided to keep my field of vision narrow and focus on some of the gorgeous hand made items the crafter’s were offering. Another difficulty with snapping pictures, was trying to sneak in between the mobs of people. Half the pictures I came home with had a person reaching in or walking through! I should have started earlier in the day!
There were multiple tables with preserves. Oh how there were preserves! In all kinds of jars and such variety of options.
Kathleen’s stunning hand spun wovens (weaves?) and knits.
Cake pops and cookies in a jar made by Hannah.
All kinds of sewn items. Pearl’s hooded towels are always popular!
Murray made these shadow puppets.
The Sons of Norway were at the fair again this year, offering coffee and krumkakers.
What’s a craft fair without knit and crocheted goods?
Quite a few tables had hand made jewellery with at least one artist selling her handcrafted glass beads.
I was so impressed with Alice’s gorgeous moccasins, as well as the traditionally cured moose and caribou hide bracelets that Amy makes. Amy even made a pair of moose hide mitts with felt liners and (fox?) fur around the cuff. I was in love. It might have also been the herbal creams and salves she made that drew me to her table to most often.
Tyler worked like crazy to prepare practically last minute with his incredible aromatherapy preparations.
Kostan Lagrace won first prize for best display which was well earned since he built it himself. Kostan’s art is quite remarkable and it was available in print and silkscreened clothing. Darn it, I wish I took a better picture.
Lonnie’s photography wares.
Diane’s butterfly barrettes.
Home made soaps and cards. Some of the soaps wetted my appetite before I realised what they were!
I loved Norman’s hand crafted cedar bird houses. I couldn’t get over the detail and uniqueness of each house. There was other wood working at the fair with wooden toys and puzzles available.
There was so much more that I wasn’t able to capture. Cloth diapers, photography, quilting, pickled salmon, stained glass, pottery, clothing, cookbooks, artwork, wreaths, silk flower arrangements….