Thursday, 29 August 2013

Ribbons, ribbons & more ribbons!

Earlier this month the little community that I live in had it's annual "fair" where all the locals enter their wares with the hopes of winning a ribbon. I am one of those locals (I'm also the president of the garden club who sponsors the fair) so of course I had a "few" entries. We have sections for cut flowers, flower arrangements, planters, veggies, baking, crafts & photography. I managed to have entries in all but the photography section this year (my printer was out of commission so I couldn't print my pics) & collected lots of lovely ribbons!


This is my favorite project I did this summer! A fairy was so much fun to put together & I am hoping to convince the committee to have a whole "fairy garden" section next year. The fairy house is a little wooden birdhouse that I covered with small stones & moss for the roof. I made the arbor from twigs & planted some sedum that grew over it. I used a sea shell as a little pond & the "gazing ball" beside the pond is a golf tee with a marble glued to the top. The plants on either side are lobelia & Irish moss. The moss was covered in tiny white flowers right up until a few days before the show (of course) This won a coveted red ribbon!
Here are some more of my entries....there are lots....hope you don't get bored! (this is about half of them!) The first ones were in the flower arranging section:
    This one we were to use marigolds & succulents....this also got a red ribbon.     
 This was to be an all green arrangement & include a "blarney stone" (my stone was actually from Ireland!)
 This one was an arrangement of grasses & grains. This is the first time I have entered anything in the arranging sections so I was thrilled to win ribbons!
                                                    Outdoor planter for the shade.
                               This was the craft special: a 2 page layout featuring "winter fun"
                                                                 2 page layout
                                                               1 page layout
                                                      Hallowe'en ribbon
                                                                       Easter craft
                              Christmas card & any occasion card (my first "never ending" card)
                                                    Christmas craft.....snowmen in a jar
                               mini album....our trip to the redwood forest this ribbon

handmade jewellery
I am already starting to think of stuff for next year!!


  1. Congrats on all your winnings Renee and love your fairy garden I just saw a book on mini gardens so inspiring :) hugs Nikki

  2. Yay! Congratulations on all your ribbons Renee. Your projects look amazing. Thank you so much for your wonderful postcard! Hugs!

  3. Renee...when did you find time to do all that??? What wonderful projects, love the fairy garden so nice. All of them are beautiful and creative and deserved your ribbons. Busy gal!

    My blog disappeared and I have set up a new one while I try to sort it out with blog at

  4. Wow, so many fabulous projects! Well done on all your ribbons :o) Hugs, Lisa x

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  6. Try again! Fabulous entries Renee, I think every one deserved 1st to be honest, Your Scrap pages are gorgeous. Love the Green and grasses entries too. I have to admit though the fairy Garden is wonderful! Oh! it must have been wonderful seeing it come together.
    Well done Renee xx
    Loved seeing you on my blog, glad I gave you a laugh. I get so frustrated with this card making
    Hope you got my last email, have you found any of my ancestors yet.
    Huge Hugs Mau xx

  7. Hi Renee! Thanks for popping over for a visit... I was just thinking about you the other day... your ears must have been ringing, :D I know, I know but hey who know, maybe we will live to be over 100! Just doing my bit to keep everyone on their toes! :D
    Hugs and enjoy the rest of the weekend,
    Beth P

  8. WOW!! What amazing creations, Renee! Many, many congratulations on all your well-deserved ribbons! How exciting for you!

  9. Wow Renee, these flowers are gorgeous. You have quite the green thumb. Mine is brown I am afraid. Here's the link to Bugaboo Stamps. I got right in by clicking on their badge on my sidebar. Let me know if it works.

  10. Oh my word Renee, love all your entries !! But your fairy garden it gorgeous !! Really love the coffin as well, such a clever idea !!

    hugs Diane xx

  11. Wonder why I got there? I know a friend of move lost her whole blog with this domain renewal. Sounds like a big mess to me. Glad you connected though.

  12. Well done on all those ribbons,your projects are fantastic,well deserved awards! Adore that fairy garden especially!!

  13. Wow wow wow , how fantastic ......well done Renee, great work .....all those ribbons !!
    Thank you for the visit and your lovely comment , so sweet of you. Am getting back into the swing if things ......slowly. Biggest hugs Elaine


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