Thursday, July 12, 2012

Library stall for the Little Fair on the Prairie

I'm going to Joanne's tomorrow to work on our market stalls. We went out last night (to visit some air conditioned places and get out of the heat) and decided that neither of us were pleased with hers that we worked on last week so we'll revamp that.

I got together everything that I thought I would need to work on the library and ice cream stalls and made the bases for both.

Last night I found two crates in my stash. Stained them and filled them with more books to store under the stall.

By the time everything was printed for the library stall, I decided I may as well finish it tonight. My night shirt got a reprieve as I decided to make a striped paper canopy for the stall. I actually prefer the green and white stripe to the multi-coloured stripes in the night shirt fabric.

Canopy and price sign in place.

Decided to make a sandwich board to announce the library hours. Cut to pieces of matboard about 2" x 3" and a piece of card stock 2" x 1".

Folded the card stock into a tent that I glued to the tops of the pieces of matboard.

Dug out some chain and eye pins to use on the sandwich board. Used a push pin to make pilot holes in the matboard and added a piece of chain to each side.

My original plan was to have a 1:144 model of the dollhouse that MEE donated to the Children's Department of the Library on display but don't know if that will get done. It would be the perfect addition to this but time and energy aren't my friends at this point.

With any luck I'll get the ice cream stall done tomorrow and then I can get working on some of my long-abandoned UFOs.


  1. Maureen, as always I love what you do. There seems to be nothing you cannot recreate. Wonderful job.

    1. Thanks so much, Tommi. Your support always means a lot to me.

  2. Amazing work, Maureen. I echo Tommi's can do it all!

    1. Thanks Liz. I've been feeling a bit guilty about this and the garden stall because I actually made so little of the things myself.

  3. That's exactly how I made one of my signs!! Nice Maureen!