Residents have been hard at work since last February, preparing children’s clothing, toys, hats, mittens, scarves, and afghans for you on September 30. Also look in the Artisans section for the feature on Allan Dempsey and his Hardanger needlework. He will have his own shop at the Bazaar.
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A huggable variety of toys are being made for the September 30 Bazaar
Colorful stuffed toys — There are stuffed toys in several sizes at the Bazaar.
Penguin Stacking Learning Toy
There will be Turtle Matching Toys at the Bazaar. Each mother turtle has 22 babies tucked inside. Children can match the colors found on the babies’ tummies. There are 11 pairs included in each set.
Turtle Matching Toy
There is a lovely assortment of baby afghans in various sizes that would make treasured gifts.
Hardanger needlework – Resident Allan Dempsey learned Norwegian Hardanger needlework 41 years ago. Several of his pieces — such as various small hearts — will be for sale at the Bazaar on September 30. Each of the hearts start as a solid piece of fabric. Read more about Allan and Hardanger in the Artisans section of this website.
These are samples of the knitted winter hats and scarves that residents are making for the Bazaar. The first is a sparkling red infinity scarf. Below are samples of knitted booties and sweaters. Both come in various sizes.
Two of the styles of winter hats for adults and children
Around the Home
Embroidered dresser, buffet or side table scarf by Judy Larson is 16″ X 40″
There are a variety of shopping bags to choose from.
Find small children’s bags that are just right for carrying treasures.
Holmstad residents have not forgotten your pets! They’ve made reversible cat mats (16” X 20”) that are washable. There are Snuffle Mats to keep your dog busy finding treats you’ve hidden among the strips of fleece. Find several other creative pet toys.
On September 30, find two sizes of mobile phone holders. These provide a convenient hands-free prop.
10″ Square Wine Cork Trivet