Sunday, April 26, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
The tents, buildings, and side venues were a feast for the eyes, not to mention the senses. You just had to be there~really!
Look at the vintage rhinestone clasps I found. They made my heart sing!
My daughter and I spent one FULL blissful day roaming the tent-filled fields in and around the town of Warrenton. Each one full of antiques & oddities, and everything in~between ~ visiting vendors we see twice a year ~ eating great Texas food ~ enjoying the feeling you get when you breath in pure country air ~ but most of all, enjoying our time together! This has become such a special tradition for us, and my joy is that she now looks forward to and enjoys it as much as I do.
Believe me when I say....this is only a glimpse of what we saw.
Jill Suzanne is a must stop for us. I take the most fun pictures in her tent! And, we both ALWAYS buy a thing or two there. Her prices are great. This time I bought a vintage door knob to use as a card holder. Just lookie .....
A vendor from Fort Worth had rolls and rolls of vintage seam binding. This was my hardest decision of the day.....deciding which color(s) to buy.
See what I mean.
This is what I brought home after looking thru binds and buckets of~
I loved this tag and the ticking covered pillow. It brought me back to a time in my childhood, when my mother and grandmother would get together to make our bed pillows. They used goose feathers, taken off of the goose by the scalding method. Now that is a smell I can still remember today.
One really neat thing we do at each festival, is to find a mirror to take our picture in. I can't tell you how fun it is! This was the most deliciously beautiful vignette, nestled back in one part of our favorite tents. There were twinkly lights everywhere, and the aura was simply divine. The vendor told me he could remember the first time he had a booth at the festival~ which was 12 years ago. This was the same tent where I bought the seam binding...and I still didn't get the name. I must do that in September!
Thursday, April 09, 2009
This is the second class I have taken from Susan (I took one in Hampton last year), and I must say she is the most giving and talented jewelry artist. There is no doubt as to why she has such a huge following, as her instructions are easy to understand, and her talents are endless. She takes time to help everyone individually, and shares her wealth of knowledge without hesitation. I actually finished these rings in class, but took home so much more than that.
Then, I had an evening class with Liz Jones. The class was Basic Fine Silver Fusing. I really like torch work, and want to do so much more with fine silver. Like Liz said, it is addicting. Her book, Silver Wire Fusing, is a great instruction book to get started.Oh my, Bead Fest Santa Fe was the best!