Check it out... I'm now an "award winning" crafter! (Stop laughing; I can hear you.) I entered 14 items in the fair in my hometown and each of them won something! Now, it could be that everyone won something, but I prefer to think that the judges were simply smitten by my clearly superior handiwork. Yeah, we'll go with that.
This is the Golden Child jacket, hat and boots set by Candi Jensen and each item got a blue ribbon. I crocheted them in Lion Brand Suede solely because I fell in love with the pattern, not because I like anyone enough to give them a baby gift made of $75 worth of yarn.
The pink afghan won a white ribbon. The pattern is from Simple Crochet for Cherished Babies by Jane Davis. It works up quickly and is my "go to" pattern for most baby presents I've made recently.
In this view: the pastel bag on the top won a white ribbon. The socks below (Flame Wave by Ann Budd) won a red ribbon and my Monkey Socks won blue. The brightly colored bag (below and right of the pastel one) won a white ribbon. You might remember it as the bag that caused me to lose my religion with my sewing machine. The blue/green hoodie won a red ribbon. It's a good thing they didn't put in on a real kid. I know kids have big heads but it would take a ginormous head to fill up that hood. I think it was something wrong with the pattern. I'm just sayin'....
The green ballerina neck sweater won a red ribbon. (I actually expected blue and would have liked to have seen the entry that got first place.)
My "Game Day Hobo Bag", a pattern of my own design, won a red ribbon! I had two dishcloths and another kid sweater that I entered on a lark and all of them won ribbons, too.
All in all, I'm pretty pleased with the winnings from my first Fair entries; prize money . . . not so much. All 14 projects netted a whopping $33! I'm rich! I'm rich! A quick shout out to my mom who took the pictures for me: "Yahoo, Mom! You rock!"