Crafty Bastards 2011





A huge thank you to everyone who braved the weather on Saturday and came out to Adams Morgan for this years Crafty Bastards show. The weather was gloomy, cold, and it rained the whole day long. It was bound to happen with so many years of perfect weather, but I was still surprised by how cold the day was!

The only real bummer about the rain to me was I had purchased 8 cardboard displays, and my plan had been to set them up on the floor. 4 in a row on either side of the tent. Unfortunately with the rain we just managed to get 3 together and put them on the tables in the corners. Of course no one could reach anything on the top shelves and we had to get up on a chair, or stretch really far to get the stuff down. But it still worked out okay. I am excited to try them again at my next show.

We had to rig up a tarp to the back of our tent, and luckily our nice neighbors let us borrow the front side of their tent, so we ended up looking like we were inside a cozy cave. I think it’s time we retire our old blue tent because there are a lot of pin sized holes in the top which leak, it does not have sides, and since it’s dark blue (which is fine on sunny days) it makes it really dark inside when it rains.

There were still plenty of shoppers, which was awesome. I only walked around once with K. It was just easier to stay snuggled up in the tent and keep dry. Thomas and K came to help out for the day. K walked down to get us jumbo slice, Tom made a coffee & chai run and got himself a burrito. Saw lots of old friends, and had a good day despite the weather.

When we arrived home all the luggage in the back of the truck was soaked, but thank goodness I had all the leftover plush in plastic bags and they remained dry! I however couldn’t seem to get warm for the rest of the night, and now have ended up with a bit of a cold. We had out of town friends over on Saturday and then Sunday was K’s party so the weekend was packed! Today I am in a million layers of sweaters/scarves/wool socks etc and keeping up with my cold medicine & orange juice ;) I’m going to stay in bed and go through all the photos I took at the skating party. I’ll be updating the shop later this week with anything leftover from the show, but I’ll post an exact time and date soon.

Austin TX (part 3)





+Wholefood’s flagship store– and their taco breakfast bar…we are early risers and had breakfast tacos for breakfast 4 out of the 6 days! I know those taco bar people must have thought we were nuts, but for $1.99 & vegan chorizo how could we resist?
+My book sighting at Paper Source :)
+Our hotel The Casulo, which had an extra long tub. I am a sucker for extra long soaking tubs. It was too cold to swim at night because it would get real breezy, but we tried!
+Popcorn tofu and southern fried tofu sandwiches at Wheatsville Co-op with some darngoodfolks.
and not pictured…but visited….
+Waterloo Records
+Mr. Natural
+Mellow Mushroom Austin
+Uncommon Objects
+Lucy In Disguise With Diamonds
+Hemisfair Park
and all the cacti, and great tailed grackle we could ever want :) Oh and one little lizard at mini golf!