Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Fun Weekend At the Fair

The dress for the day.
 The weather forecast for Sisters, Oregon was rain and showers and we got them. My friends and I arrived Friday evening, checked into our motel and then waited like everyone else for the time to set up our awning. I have to say that we were an amazing team. The awning went up without a hitch, and set up was smoother than I would have imagined. However, come Saturday, the first day of the fair, the rain came in. We had small breaks in the downpour, but it never really stopped. By mid day Saturday we had a small creek and lake forming in our awning. But we had a great time playing dress up with everyone, and the day went very well.

Many people turned out despite the rain. If you are an Oregonian, you would never go anywhere if you let rain stop you.
Puddle of rain inside awning.

Saturday it never stopped
raining, but people came out.

She just got her hat and loved
the "jackety shawls."

A very satisfied customer.
Sunday was a real treat. The sun came out and dried off the pavement.

People were so complimentary about the garments that it was almost embarrassing. By the end of the day I was offered room in an artists gallery, which I accepted.

 Now I  have to get my act together, make more garments, and organize pictures for on line sales. What great fun, to make some money doing what I love.

Now I am ready for the drawing that I promised to have after the fair. I have two lace dresses and a couple of my articles for the drawing. 

I want at least 10 people to sign up for the drawing. If you are interested, please blog. 
Let your blogger friends know about this.
 Love and Hugs to all of you who offered me such wonderful support for the fair. I had such a great time!!!

Pink lace dress
 Here are the two dresses modeled by my sister and sister in law.
They might actually be worn or taken apart for the lace.

My felted articles will be a surprise.

White lace flapper style.


  1. Congratulations all round. Your display looked good, the weather must have been a challenge. Great that you have got a gallery to take your work.
    Would like to be included in the draw, will do a link on my blog.

  2. Wow! How amazing! Well done you for getting into a gallery :) I am so pleased the Fair went well for you despite the rain. I would love to be included in your draw and I will be sure to blog about it with a link. (I may be a day or so as I am still catching up from my vacation). xx

  3. I am excited for you! Gosh, if the weather had been better you might have sold even more! Good luck. You should write an article for one of the wearable art magazines, Ornament or Belle Armoire or one of those.

    Please enter me in your drawing. I will let you know after I blog about you.

  4. Dear Cameron--I would be happy to blog about your give-away. I think I'll add it to Friday's blog post, so people will have two chances to win something!
    Hope all is well where you are...
    Hugs and love-

  5. Lucretia Boyle, BendOctober 13, 2010 at 3:14 PM

    I am dismayed that I limited myself to only two purchases Sunday! I wish I had listened to my appreciative voice and walked away with more. Please enter me in your drawing and let everyone know where you will be showing your beautiful and wearable art.

  6. This is so much fun hearing from my friends. Thanks to all, you are entered in the drawing. And now I need only 5 more responses. Hugs

  7. Cameron, how wonderful for you! I am so happy for you and you are right, there is nothing better then making money doing what you love. Too bad about the weather but the sun still was shining on you to lead to this. Congrats!

    Now enter me in that drawing since you were lucky for me before!

  8. Found you through Julie at Mixed Media blog. The lace would be lovely to use in nuno felting so I'm signing up. Your booth looks great.

  9. I saw the dress that Barbara won, beautiful lace work.
    I love that flapper dress. Vintage is back in, would never tear them apart.


  10. Love the dress and want to sign in for the draw!!
    Great story about the rain in Oregon, Good to here that Holland is not the only rainy country!
    Love, Riet

  11. Please enter me into your draw. I have just found your blog from way over in the UK. Your pictures of the Oregon rain look familiar. My husband comes from Oregon and we have visited often.

  12. Thank you for all the support for this drawing and thanks to all the participants. Love to have new people checking in as well as my "old" friends. Hugs for all of you.

    I will put all of your names in a box and the names of the articles in another box. I will have my husband do the drawing again.

    Look for the announcement, coming soon.

    I will be asking for addresses for the winners. All my best.

  13. Beautiful dresses, please enter me for your draw, though not sure if you would send abroad. Love your felt work, will definitely be popping back regularly for some inspiration.
    thanks for sharing