While working in my studio today I came across this precious photo taken back in 1990 while running a booth at a Folk Fair here in Oklahoma. Do you remember those t-shirt dresses??? They were the rage so don't laugh! This pictures surely proves I've been in the business for a long, long time!
Truth be told I giggled out loud when I saw the picture. I remember putting those sailor collars on the dresses and adding those big pinky-rose colored bows to the front! I can't believe it but the photo was snapped 22 years ago this September... After my sister, Linda, moved away to Tennessee I was on my own and convinced an old friend to help me 'sell' for the day.
What were the hot-ticket items back then?
Hmmm...lots of handmade bears and cross stitched pillows with country girl motifs. And...stuffed heart garlands, wooden shelves with hearts (made by my Mr. AGPMan!), and anything and everything stenciled.
Want to know what my best seller was?
See the little hanging pillow on the arm of the rocking chair (on the left)? I made tons of those little sweeties...they said "I HEART Country" and were cross stitched in pinks, country blues, creams and whites. Some were done up reds and hunter green, too!
Want to know what I miss most about those days?
It wasn't my big hair :) or those black Sam & Libby black-bow flats...
It was the ages of my kids.
In 1990 my son Brandon was 8 and my sweetie-girl, Adrienne, was 5....
I love reminiscing and taking trips down memory lane. I'm reminded when I step back into the present that life is good and has been for a long, long time!
I'm about to begin work on a very special project that's going to keep me hopping this week. I'll be out and about visiting you all as soon as I can.
Love to you...