Sunday, November 13, 2011

Meet Me at The Fair - Craft, That Is!

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Where I live in the Midwest, craft fairs are big business for local crafters, artists, photographers and specialized bakers and cooks! The fairs begin in October and are held into the beginning of December.

There is something for everyone from home d├ęcor to jewelry and from children’s items to local sports teams (like the Cardinals…) And, the smells…oh, don’t get me started! Just outside of the main entrance is the Kettle Korn booth! One whiff of that and your taste buds are crying out to be fed, even if you just ate!

I went to such a Craft Fair yesterday, at one of our local high schools, Parkway Central. The organization of the whole event was incredible. There were parking attendants (no, not valet) and security everywhere in case one lost their way, and they were all students from the school. Many of the booths were school organizations so when you bought something as a gift (or a gift to yourself) you were also helping the school to earn needed funds.

My favorite booth was Diaper Dream Cakes. I’ve posted a few examples of them throughout this post. The artist/crafter is a delightful woman, Debbie Mazzuca, who is from the area. She makes her cakes out of baby items that cover all you could ever want for a new baby. You must visit her web site to see all of the cakes in her repertory. She will even customize the cakes for you. The website is Please check it out for some really fun gifts for a shower or new baby. I visited a few other “diaper cake” sites, but they just didn’t come close to Debbie’s cakes!

I’m from St. Louis, MO. Welcome to my city!

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Jeanie said...

I love the diaper cakes. I can't imagine ever being creative enough to put something like that together. I also like that some of the booths were earning money for school organizations.

qandlequeen said...

Those are so cute! It's been ages since I've been to a craft fair.

Unknown Mami said...

Diaper cakes give me indegestion, but they are lovely. Oh wait, you're not supposed to eat them? No wonder!