Tuesday, October 8, 2013

2013 3M Annual Boutique

I have a special place in my heart for the 3M Boutique. It was the very first craft show I ever did and continued until I burned out of production work in the late 90's. In those days the show was held in the out buildings of the Washington County Fairgrounds. It was always the first Sunday of October which in Minnesota can be a crap shoot.  I did the show with my neighbor, Jan, who introduced me to polymer clay. Some years it was in the 30's and years when it was in the 70's.

It was a huge show with 5-6 buildings involved and 1000's of attendees. Jan moved after a few years which left Rocketman to help man the booth with me. There were times when we would have lines of people waiting to purchase my polymer clay miniatures. I have so many wonderful memories of those years.

Now the show is held in the Oakdale Prom Center and still is the first Sunday of October. This year I was able to go. The first thing I bought was this hand painted picture. I inherited my love of birds from my Grandmother and I was amazed at her talent and what she was charging. I paid $35 for this painting which came in 8 x 10 frame. The artist's name is Ruth Schultz and if you are interested in her work, drop me an email and I can give you her phone number. She doesn't have a website.
The next thing I bought was a this baby blanket because it was adorable and only $6.00. The crocheting around the edges was all done by hand. This is for the new baby that will be here in March.
They also had handouts with their craft show schedule.
 My bojagi curtains are all hand stitched together and now all I have to do is hand stitch all four sides.
This is a close up of the work I will be doing. This may take me most of the month of October. I also have six tabs to stitch so I can actually hang the curtains when I done. I'm also going to make some maedeup jamjari (dragonflies) to go onto each panel too.

1 comment:

  1. Oh, a lady was teaching how to make Maedeup Jamjari at Dragon*Con, but I missed the first part of the lesson. I'm sure they will look amazing with the curtains.


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