Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Oh happy day.

Over the weekend we went to "the craft show."
It's big. REALLY big. People come from all over the country to go to this one craft show, out in the middle of Nowheresville, Kansas.

I try to go every year.
Last year I met up with Julie.
This year I went with a friend.



I was a bit disappointed this year, in the amount of pre-made things that were there.
Clothes from Children's Place that still had the original tags on them, that hadn't been altered at all.
Pre-made junky jewelry.
It was strange.
But there were some cute booths, too, as always.



Not a single booth with jewelry like The Rusted Chain.
I should've been there selling!
But I have a big show coming up in a few weeks that I'm preparing for.

I loved this red sign.


This cute dog with sunglasses.


And squishy Levi in his sunglasses. Cutest baby ever.


On our way home we went off roading, Thelma and Louise style.
We were bouncing down old dirt roads that didn't even have gravel!
I didn't even know roads like that exsisted!
I'm surprised we didn't see wagon trails on them...

It was a really good day! Fun, coffee, laughing, brainstorming, off roading, and shopping.
Score.

We also listed this new necklace for sale. Isn't it so cute?!
Oh Happy Day.


What did you do over the weekend?

20 comments:

Maple Memories said...

I wanted to go. I missed it this year. So sad. NEXT YEAR!!! My parents just bought a house there, so I should have a good parking spot, right!!??

Is your Capture Life necklace really on sale!!?? I was just looking at your stuff (and drooling) and saw that my very favorite necklace is on sale...and my birthday is this week. Time to start hinting to someone in my house! LOL!

Oh, we have a giveaway going on over on the Maple Memories blog. Come visit and win something while you are at it!! ;)

Jaime said...

Oh that IS a happy day necklace! LOVE it!

Let's see...over the weekend I made some no-sew cafe curtains, painted some chairs for Songbirds room, finished painting the kitchen that we started back in June when we got the call to go to Russia the first time....so we got a little derailed....and best of all? I hung out with my family and just had fun. :)

Jaime said...

Oh that IS a happy day necklace! LOVE it!

Let's see...over the weekend I made some no-sew cafe curtains, painted some chairs for Songbirds room, finished painting the kitchen that we started back in June when we got the call to go to Russia the first time....so we got a little derailed....and best of all? I hung out with my family and just had fun. :)

Jaime said...

Oops! Sorry....don't know how I ended up posting twice. :/

Country Girl said...

That craft fair is always fun to go to! I got to go again this year and I was surprised too by so many things that I wouldn't have considered handmade/crafty or whatever?!?! Strange. And I'm so bummed that we already have a craft show scheduled for the day of your barn sale.... I would have loved to even just come see everything!! Hope it goes well!!

Beki - TheRustedChain said...

Shannon, that Capture Life sale has expired. :( It's a different item on sale this week - the Cherish necklace with the angel wing.

LF said...

This looks like so much fun!! I am in Kansas and would love to go next time. Can you give me some more information, please!! :)

Beki - TheRustedChain said...

LF, it's in Hillsboro!
Every year, it's the third Saturday in September... rain or shine!

Marcy said...

I love days like that! Craft shows are fun! And I love the new necklace.

The kids and I drove back from Michigan (10 hour drive) after visiting my family for a week. Amazingly the drive went better than I expected, so that was an answer to prayer! :)

Nicole @Team Pipkin said...

I had a lunch date with hubby on Sunday. Its so nice when we have time to ourselves & our older sons are able to watch their little sister:)

Ruth said...

love the turquoise
love the red sign
and that necklace... oh my... one of my favourite things you've ever made!

i was in barcelona at the weekend... so euro, darling ;)

Shorty said...

i agree, the red sign is super cute! my weekend consisted of lots of things, including a quilt show in fort worth, texas. it was a fun day with the gals from my sewing guild. sunday was a different story... furniture had to be moved and lots of shipping had to be taken care of for hubby's business. i did manage to get some crochet time in, tho!

Country Dreaming said...

See my post for last Sunday.


Melinda

The Perfect Trio said...

love that red sign!!

i love craft shows!!

Simply Created by Cole said...

Hi Beki!

I love that craft show! My best friend from college and I have gone the past several years. I completely missed the booth with that awesome red sign. How'd I do that? Have you eaten at the Mexican place there in the middle of main street. Sorry, don't remember the name. You should definitely give the "Hills" a shot!

Is the "H" barn sale going to be similar?

Thanks!
Nicole

Erica said...

i have never been to a craft show like that. i want to go!

LF said...

Thanks for the info. It is definitely on my "Must Do" list for next year!! Looks like so much fun!!

Rebecca Ramsey said...

That does look like fun!
I love that red sign--and the one below it about housework. Too funny!

Christina said...

Ooooh, I love that necklace. :)

rebecca said...

one of my favorites of your designs! :)