It’s been a whirlwind around here as we prepare for the Mother Earth News Fair this weekend. There are always so many things to remember to bring for our booth and so much to finish up. I thought it would be fun to show you a peek at what we’ve been up to, the making we’ve been doing as we prepare. Jeff made me a bunch of garden signs this week and I got busy painting them (above were some in progress.) The way we’ve been doing it lately is that I paint the base coat on the painted garden signs and earrings and he goes back in to add little touches of color that give them more variance and depth. We are both very happy with that arrangement and that’s what we did with the carrot earrings.
Carrot earrings! I’ve been wanting carrot earrings for a long time, imagining a whole line of vegetable earrings, and Jeff and I are so in love with our new carrot earrings! I think they’re so fun. Jeff also made some chicken earrings for the show, along with lotuses, trees (including some with inlaid turquoise in black walnut wood), and honeybees. Look at those adorable honeybee earrings! I love all the woodburning that Jeff did around the edges. We have a different focus for each show that we do, for example when we attend fiber festivals we bring tons of buttons and shawl pins. For the Mother Earth News Fair, I will only be bringing a small sampling of buttons, but we will have lots of wooden earrings and pendants, cedar garden and homestead signs, as well as a few shawl pins and hairsticks. We keep packing stuff until we run out of room in our car!
I’ve got my map of the fair in hand, with some booths circled that I want to be sure to visit. I’ve also printed out the schedule for the weekend and there are so many wonderful workshops being offered, it will be hard to decide which ones to choose! (I won’t be back here on Sunday for Gratitude Sunday, I will be back here on Monday for that.) You can find our booth at the Mother Earth News Fair in space 1034, on Saturday from 9-7 and Sunday from 9-5 at the Linn County Expo Center in Albany, Oregon. Hope to see some of you there!
Mother Earth News Fair, here we come!