Penny McAllister's Paper Mache GreatnessFriday, March 03, 2006
Today I met Penny McAllister - she makes *the* most fabulous paper mache pieces.
I've seen her ad in the back of Southern Lady magazine, but today I chatted with her in person (she is great!) at Cottontail's Village, which is this weekend at the BJCC. Cottontail's Village has lots and lots of Easter things, but I go to it because they have hundreds of exhibitors from all over, and while there are lots of Easter baskets and bunny rabbits, there are also all kinds of just fun, Spring-y, happy things!
Anyway, when I saw Penny's booth, I recognized her things immediately. She does everything from bunnies to Halloween to snowmen and it's really distinctive - folksy, but not in that weird/bad contemporary non-craftsman, folkart-y way. Hers is folksy in the very best way.
I spent a lot of time in her booth - we chatted for a good long while (how can it be that she's never been in Mary Engelbreit's Home Companion?) - and I bought this TOO adorable bear: