It’s time to show off the lovelies I bought at Craftstravaganza!
It was between this and Crabby Pants, but this was deemed far more practical. It’s bugs. That stack. Made out of flannel. A word to the wise, however: this toy, if given as a present, should not be opened around a bunch of middle aged women. They have dirty minds. As a side note, I’d give my left arm for an adult sized pair of crabby pants. Okay, maybe just my left pinky or something. But I really, really want crabby pants.
The second I saw Orange Rhino I knew I had to have their onesies. I also was kind of bummed that they only sell childrens clothes. Honestly, people, grown ups want uber cute clothes too… But what I liked best about them is that the clothing is gender neutral. There’s no “flowers on pink” or “trucks on blue.” Their blue onesies would be great for a boy or a girl. Their designs (save, perhaps, the flowery bird) don’t scream one gender or another.
I purchased this one in brown. And as we discovered when Rocketdog opened her present, it goes perfectly with this pair of pants I purchased on Etsy from littleoliveclothing a month ago–AND in the correct corresponding sizes! I rule!
It is only by the grace of Tylenol PM that I was able to sleep last night. I’m nearly certain that I had many, many dreams regarding the sucess or failure of Craftstravaganza, but I was too drugged up to care (Yes, I’m a lightweight–Tylenol PM is the strongest drug I have ever given myself.)
That there is the evil twin to our banner. This banner will help you find our table, so keep an eye out for the ginormous pear. I’ll be the short, tired one underneath it. It’s FAR cooler in real life. After the show, I’ll post pictures and a description of the creation of a banner.
Here’s to selling out!
ETA: I re-read this entry, and realized my sentences make little sense. I am leaving it this way, however, to show how my brain works at 5:30 am.
That picture was taken at 2:30 am on April 1, 2008. I’m pretty sure most of it melted by the 3rd, but we’ve had some pretty funky weather lately. Like, we had an actual winter. It’s been a LONG time since we’ve had an actual winter. Unfortunately, our winter bled well into spring, and it’s getting kind of old.
They are forcasting a high of 46* F on Saturday with SNOW the night before. Snow. On the 25th of April. Snow on April Fool’s Day I can handle, but this is going too far! I want my spring, and I want it to stay that way! Until Summer.
Normally I wouldn’t post about weather on this blog, but I feel it appropriate considering Saturday is Craftstravaganza. My point is, please don’t let the cold or the snow keep you from enjoying the 80 artists and crafters that have put their heart and soul into this show. And the awesome bands! Don’t forget the bands! I listened to some clips on the Craftstravaganza website, and they sound like they will be pleasant to listen to all day.
Now, go splash in a couple puddles before they all freeze.
Two huge shows coming up in the next two weeks.
This should be our biggest show so far. It’s the debut of Silver Pear Designs (so debuting, in fact, that there is really no link I can link to! Our Etsy shop should be up an running after the shows). We have a whole new product debuting as well. Un, Deux, Trois is the latest design–It’s a headband, a scarf, and a belt, all in one. (As a joke, the name means “ONE product that can be TWO sets of THREE.” I’ve given you one set of three, but this is a family blog, so you’ll have to use your imagination. I can tell you, the first use in the second set is blindfold.)
If you’re one of the first 100 visitors (and if the rumors are true about last year, you’ll need to be there WAY before the doors open), you will receive a free swag bag filled with goodies and deals from participating vendors.
Stay tuned for information about the next Handmaidens show.
See that mess? That’s what I have to work on. Or, I should say, part of what I have to work on. Twenty bags, twenty four cozies. There are a few more bags cut out, but those are not currently in my possession. That picture looks confusing, allow me to clean that up a bit…
Much better. Bags on the right, cozies on the left. I Like You business cards in the middle and mess everywhere else. That’s how I roll. I’m reckless!
The question is… Who is going to sew all these for me? Yesterday marked the one month deadline until Craftstravaganza, and the next Handmaidens’ show is one week after that. I don’t even know if the product I have already plus this new product will be enough for both shows. I have absolutely no idea what to expect! I’m hoping for greatness, though, so let’s hope that selling out is my biggest problem! : D
The best thing about that picture is that you can imagine how much fabric I had to have started with. The pile was maybe… just under two feet. After cutting, I have ten measly pieces of fabric to put back in my Aneboda. Ten. I gotta tell you…. After I finish these two sales, I am SO going to want to go on a shopping spree! But you know what that spree will be? Taking samples of EVERYTHING left in Aneboda and finding things to match them. Some of these fabrics are five years old, and that’s just plain unacceptable.
I should be sewing, but I think I’m going to dig through Aneboda a little first… Just to see what I got.