Sunday, September 19, 2010

Santa Fe Renaissance Fair

Santa Fe Renaissance Fair
September 18, 2010
Many vendor, food and game booths were set up
at El Rancho de Las Golondrinas
for the Santa Fe Renaissance Fair
on September 18-19, 2010.
Kaley, being a button jointed bunny made from wool,
enjoyed the historic and natural parts of
El Rancho de Las Golondrinas.

I'm really here!"

The ox carts were used for carrying goods up the
El Camino Real between Mexico City and Santa Fe.

Entering the Courtyard

Embers in the Horno

What can we do with wool?
Spin it, sew colcha embroidery...

Inside Spinning Wheel

Gathering of Carding Combs

More Spinning

"See, I have a tail of handspun wool,
just like what you are doing!
And I am made of wool, too!"

Belly Dancers

Man From Taos
Selling Sage Bundles
and Telling Stories

Little Rabbit with the Rabbitbrush,
also known as chamiso.

Lots of Fairy Shopping

Rebekah from the Clan Tynker

Fairy Costume Contestant

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Nutmeg Squirrely

This is Nutmeg Squirrely.
She once lived on the Craggy Moor,
where there are plenty of happy children,
and good home cooked meals.
But, Nutmeg caught on to a secret at the Craggy Moor.
She found out that even though many friends are born
from skilled hands, most of them are destined to leave the Craggy Moor.
She wondered if she might have her own place in the world.

Then, she happened to smile just the right way
at a home that already had 7 Craggy Moor friends.
She felt this home would be a welcoming kind of place.
So, she packed her bags for New Mexico.
She arrived happy and chatty,
talking about acorns and the coming fall,
when she realized that she had left her special acorn behind.

Quickly, a replacement was found.
Nutmeg smiled a happy smile again
because she had found a home,
and been given a special comfort item to call her own.