Here...well, the Beehive State of Utah is a little different than the Golden State of California.
Wonder why the solid butter cows weren't also deep fat fried?
(Actually the cows were nearly life sized. Otherwise I am sure they would have been rounded up and fair food fried.)
I did learn something new: 29 cups of milk are needed to make one cup of butter.
I suspect that ratio would vary with the kind of cow that was being milked.
(I learned a bit more about dairy cows at a later stop.)
Some one made an amazing kayak. The extra step to inlay the bird design and the opening border impressed me a lot.
Now if I were given such beautiful stone, I confess my first impulse would not be to chip arrow heads out of it. I wonder if the artist was a Native American.
I also wondered if my cousin Casey still has the arrowhead that I found out in the desert while we were family camping when were kids. I traded the arrowhead for a blue glass bottle that he found. I think if I saw him again (and it has been well over 35 years since I have seen him...) I would ask if he wanted to trade back. That tiny arrow head barely an inch long. I'd have it made into a necklace now.
Can't you feel the love that went into this plastic canvas needle point doll house?
Would you rather have a needle point doll house created by your grandma or a wooden doll house created by your grandpa?
Please vote in the comments. I have a hunch I know the answer, but just want to check to see if my instincts are right.
A hand tooled leather saddle took Grand Prize. It was gorgeous work. It even smelled wonderful as I leaned close to get this picturefascinated me. Left over bits of jewelry combined to make a tree against a black velvet background, and sometimes tiny lights are even worked in to make it glow.
Kitchy, but I tend to be drawn and distracted easily by glitzy and shiny things.
Always have been, and hopefully I always will be. Glitzy shiny things are fun!
Question. I always have so many unanswered questions.
crafter, an adult, a child, a senior, or mentally or physically disabled. that last classification was designated with a blue card behind the person's name.
It made me proud that the Utah State Fair intermixed all the levels together, and this person's work really was wonderful after all.
Such a sweet and humble little doll.
I was charmed.
Over a quarter of the Arts and Crafts hall was dedicated to scrapbook pages.
Not a single hat was to be seen.
Eh...a few glances at the pages and I was on to my next stop at the fair.
To be continued...