April 10, 2014
Community Fair and Zip & Go Bags
They say you can never go home but I do a couple of times a year. This weekend is one of those times. The community I grew up in is having a Community Fair where the community comes out to admire the artistic talents of their students through the sharing of various artistic projects and music. Many of the local businesses have booths to share info with the citizens and there are craft booths, too. I will be displaying at this fair on Saturday. Last year, I saw many people I went to high school with many, many years ago. It was fun to catch up. Hopefully, I'll sell a few bags, too, to help pay for a new purchase I just made and will blog about when I receive it.
In preparation for this fair, I am trying to increase the number of some of my smaller bags. I just finished 3 Zip & Go Bags, a pattern by Erin Erickson of Dog Under My Desk. I carry this bag myself especially when shopping when I need my hands free.
The first bag is from a glittered brown, orange and white chevron cotton. These are the colors of our local NFL football tream, The Cleveland Browns. I thought it might be a good choice for the increasing number of female fans. Of course the straps and back of the bag are made from croc vinyl.
The 2nd bag is a fun bingo bag that would be perfect for those who love that game. It is big enough to carry what you need to play bingo (daubers, etc) and to carry home all of the winnings.
The 3rd bag is a fun bag for cat lovers. Dog lovers will have to wait until I find time to make theirs...oh, yes I do have dog fabric. After the popularity of the yoga frog fabric, I thought I would see if this might be loved by cat lovers.
For those who might be in the area, the Community Fair is at Mogadore High School in Mogadore, OH and the fair runs from 10 AM to 2 PM.