The 75th Marin County Fair took place last weekend. I entered five different projects into four different categories, and every single entry won some sort of award. Both my ram and ewe (pattern by Abby Glassenberg, surface embroidery based on a process I created) were submitted in the Handmade Animals category. The ram won first place and Best in Show! The ewe won second place, which means I took the top two spots in the category. My Little Red Riding Hood doll was submitted in the Soft Sculpture and Cloth Dolls category. She won first place and a special award from the Marin Needle Arts Guild. My Goen's First Year book was submitted in the Embroidered Clothing and Textiles category. It took second place and also won the Marin Golden Threads Award. My final entry was my Upcycled Food Pouch, which was submitted in the Trash to Treasure category. This entry received an honorable mention.
This was the first time I ever submitted anything to a fair, and I couldn't be happier with how it turned out. Have you ever entered, or thought about entering, some handmade items to a fair? I'm already looking forward to next time.