Wednesday, July 6, 2011

What I've been working on... 4th of July Weekend

Once again, my blog is getting neglected.  I promise you will get a recipe and a tutorial next week.  For now, see photos of the craft fair I did last weekend...

Oh, my, gosh!  It was a busy weekend.  On Friday, I went and set up my fixtures for my booth at the park in preparation for the craft fair on Saturday.  Then ran home and got everyone ready to go to my Grandma's wedding (yes- grandma, she's 80-something, in a wheelchair, lives in a nursing home, and just got married) an hour away. 

Rodney and Grandma!
Rodney's a great guy and I'm very happy for them both!

So we got home from that about 11:00 pm and went straight to bed.

Saturday morning, we had to be up at 6:00 to get to the craft fair and finish setting everything up.  My canopy is new and I don't have wall for it yet but I hoped the booths on three sides of me would help shade things.  No such luck.  There was only another booth on one side of me.  The other two were no-shows.  I had to put up the blue half-wall that came with my canopy so the breeze couldn't blow over some of my lighter stuff.  (Next step: canopy walls- white)  That also kept the sun from making all of my creations soft and saggy.

My "artwork" table.  That blue tarp made the booth quite dark...

Holiday clay, paper dolls, and stuff made by my mom and my kids.

My flower pendants and my daughters' yarn dolls.

The entire booth- you can see clear over to the next aisle.
 At 6:00 we packed up and went over to the local golf course where they were having a huge street fair/show thing.  Anyway, at 7:00 the symphony from the local college played and we (me, hubby, our six kids, my parents, hubby's parents, hubby's brother (and his wife and son), my sister, her boyfriend, and a stray nephew) sang along with the songs we knew, ate junk food (including funnel cakes and parmesan corn on the cob), played with the kids and just generally hung out until it was time for Glen Beck to go on stage.  There were thousands of people there.  I know that's probably not very impressive to most people but in a town where the entire population is around 1,500...   Well, you see my point.  Wait, I have video:
video

(The three kids getting in the way were my nephew, AJ, and my two oldest daughters, Kjeri and Emmy.)

So, after Glen Beck was the fireworks show and it was AWESOME!  Needless to say, it was another late night.

Sunday we went to church and then over to my BIL's for a barbecue and cards.  We weren't real late but I had to get up early again on the 4th for the last day of the craft fair.  (We don't do business on Sunday, so my booth just stayed empty that day.)

So early Monday morning found us out in the park setting up my booth again.  (That is, after the scout breakfast.)  However, before I could start selling, I had to go advertise our other business in the parade.  Yep, we had a float in the city parade.  Okay, so it was my father-in-law's truck with banners on each side and our family (minus Kjeri, who was watching the booth) dressed in green t-shirts with goofy headgear.  It was fun anyway, and lots of people liked our "hand hats." 
"When's the parade going to start, Mom?"
Then, we went back to the craft fair and I hung out there all day with my two oldest daughters while everyone else went to Uncle Tony's house.  The wind blew all day.  By 3:00, I was fed up with fetching things off the ground and packed up and went to Tony's house as well, where everyone celebrated the real 4th by having leftover barbecue, playing more cards, water fighting, and lighting our own fireworks.  Once again, it was a late night but we all got to sleep in the next day.

And that was our 4th of July weekend...

I think I'll go take a nap now.

Enjoy!
Korrina

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