So I was delighted when two of my grandchildren out in Nevada had the opportunity to enter some items in the County Fair. And I was even more delighted (though not more so than the children themselves!) when they won some ribbons for their various entries.
The children both entered needlework wall hangings they had made. Did you ever think of cross stitching on mesh shelf liner? The hanging on the right utilizes that technique (along with others). It's a fantastic way for kids to learn to cross stitch.
And they also entered Lego creations which both took blue ribbons. Notice Emily's pleased surprise at her win:
|Her next-younger brother appears unimpressed by the ribbon.|
Anyway, Emily chose to enter part of her collection of felt food that I've made for her. She entered just the desserts. (Very smart -- maybe next year she can do sandwiches, fruit, or whatever!) Here is what the display looked like:
|As you can see, some of the food is crocheted. They covered a piece of cardboard with a dish towel to look like a tablecloth, and pinned the felt food in place.|
|Yes, not only a blue ribbon, but a purple one for Best of Show!|