'Junktoberfest' here in my town! It was awesome, fun, inspiring!
So... where's the photos, you ask. This is it. I swore I would buy nothing, along with not taking any photos.
Folks who create probably don't really want you to snag photos of their creations and ideas, so I had to take mental photos, that's why you can't see 'em.
But I can show what I did buy... oops, yes, I broke my promise, but I was a good girl! I didn't spend much.
This wood box caught my eye as I am originally from St.Louis, so of course, I had to take a chance on it. It was marked $15, I nicely asked if the price was firm... no, so I offered $10, and they accepted. I think that's a pretty good price, it's very sturdy--and dusty!
So what will I do with it? At this point, I'm thinking it will go on my sewing table or below it, or on top of a book case and I'll store my fabric in it. Or arrange a table scape in it. Plenty of uses for a treasure such as this! And inside, a darling little pillow...
I was super excited about this--only $4!. I can make more of these with what I have on hand in my stash! As it is, I used one of my rubber stamps and stamped the bird on the little round attachment.
I have all sorts of fabric, lace trim, ribbon for ties, items to attach, and I can make these larger if I want, but I think small is better, but we'll see. Can also do patchwork, the possibilities are endless!
Also at the show, so many things I admired: old telephone pole insulators attached to old boards to use as garment hangers, old 1 X 6" boards about 5' long that were attached to each other and painted with numbers to look like giant rulers, old rusted bed springs, letters and numbers cut out of old, rusted corrugated tin (pricey!), rustic wreaths made out of dried grasses, distressed furniture, lamp bases painted in whatever color, . Rust, wire, and old wood, is definitely the name of the game at the moment. One booth had picture frames made out of old wood, all widths, colors, and degrees of distress framing old pieces of tin. Just a super good show, in it's second year, and I am sure, it will be bigger and better next year. 'The' Sue Whitney was a special guest, but I didn't see hide nor hair of her... there were so many people there.
Oh, it's tomorrow too, I imagine there will be bargains, but I really don't need anything... you know how that goes!