Monday, October 13, 2008

Farm Girl Fest 2008

A week ago my friend Vea and I ran off to Carthage MO with our girls and participated in the First Annual Farm Girl Fest at Red Oaks 2.
We had so much fun.
Red Oaks is a vintage farm/village that the artist Lowell Davis has recreated in Carthage MO.

We shared a craft booth together.

Vea sold Rag Rug Looms that her husband Brent built. They are fabulous.
She also had quilts and other crafts.
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I have it from a good source that these looms and instructions will be going on sell at Etsy soon. There might even be a featured giveaway here too.

I had my modge podge of crafts. I mostly sold my soap. I also whipped up some of my Zina B dresses and had them displayed there.
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I have a few extra left that I just might put in my Etsy Shop. We will see.

Our girls had a fun day as well enjoying the other crafters, listening to great folk music, riding the free hay ride many times, and just playing at the festival.
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They hay ride was pretty fun and a great way to see the whole farm.

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Here they are discussing their next plan for the day.

Here are some fun shots of the Festival and the fun at Red Oaks 2.

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This guy did a wonderful job of making sore every visitor was greeted with a big smile.

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This vintage gas station was to die for. I love the colors!

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I love this bright little farm house. I love color.

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This couple was so welcoming. hee hee

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This is the kind of tree that I think I could grow in my yard. I don't think the goats could kill this one.

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I understand that Mr Davis rents and even sells some of these homes. This one is so lovely.

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I will have to give this a try. I have always wanted a garden gate covered with vines.

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I think that the Byrd house also needs one of these in the yard. What do you think?

I got to use Vea's Camera thanks to Brent. I forgot and left mine home of course. They still had lovely flowers growing in the gardens there.
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I can't wait for the Second Annual Farm Girl Fest in Carthage MO.


Rebecca Lesue said...

Oh My Goodness!!!!!!!!!! I know why Jill wants the red dress. I am desperate to come visit your house and see the other ones.

Looking at your pictures, I suddenly realized that I have been to Red Oak before. I went there on a date (yikes) when I was in high school. Toby, Toby's Uncle Tom, and Ann Carter were also on that date. (double yikes) Actually it was a pretty fun day. But I'd like to go now with my better appreciation for things folk art

Julie said...

Wow, that looks like a great day out. I love the red dress, the bottle tree and the bird houses. My brother made me a bird house, I've forwarded a link to yu blog to let him know I need just a couple more. He he he.

Jill said...

Beautiful pictures! It's like I was there! But not on a date.


cc said...

What a fun place to go. I would love to see it....and the loomed rag rugs. I make crocheted rag rugs, but have never tried to make one on a loom.

Yarni Gras! said...

what a wonderful day....I love the photos you took!

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