Sorry for taking so very long to post an entry, I got back from my trip yesterday morning and was very drained from all the driving and lack of sleep. I did have a really good time at the Bust Craftacular though!
I went with Taryn of My My
and we shared a table. This is sadly the only photo I took of my half of the table) and its from behind.
It was hard to take a lot of pictures because the room we were in was a little bit dark. So sorry most of these are blurry. I hate to use my flash because I didn’t bring another set of batteries and it makes everyone look so washed out!
There were all kinds of celeberties there for book signing etc. But look…Lisa Loeb was there shopping. Sorry its not such a great photo, but the gal behind us asked to make sure, and yup it really was her.
And even though there was some time spent lost, and not much sleep I had a really good time. I got to have my copy of Job Hopper signed by Ayun Halliday. I got to do a bunch of shopping. See lots of internet friends, and eat my very first cheese blintzes (yum yum yum!)
We Leave Fossils
is my brother and sister in-laws band. They now have Christmas songs that they did posted! they are awesome, go check them out here!
In about an hour I’ll be leaving for the Bust Craftacular (tomorrow) But first I am taking the very last load of orders to the post office, and it feels so great! It feels not only wonderful to know they are all done + ready to go…but to know when I return from New York I have a whole week of Winter festivites planned!
I suprised myself by spinning up 8 yarns for the Bust show…I was worried I would only have 3 or 4.
It is amazing what late nights and copious amounts of coffee can do for production! This last yarn is my favorite of the batch because its so thick! It looks more like someone’s dreads than yarn.
I am not-so-secretly hoping that it does not sell, so I have an excuse to keep it for myself. I think it would be great single crocheted into a scarf!
I’ll be back on Monday with photos and news of the twelve hour long show (yep, seriously its twelve hours long–gulp!)
We arrived home from Boston last night around 9:30pm, sleepy and tired from such a long ride home. I tried to get caught up on all the emails (yet another reason I am considering a laptop) and tried to respond to the ones that needed an immediate answer…..
The Bazaar Bizarre was amazing (as always) The building they used (The Boston Center For The Arts) was so large and spacious. Though there still ended up being a huge line out front (due to the amount of people exceeding fire code) That is a lot of handmade shoppers!
I sold so much stuff, and had to keep dipping into my extra stash of plushies under the table to refill everything, but by the time 8 o’clock rolled around my table was looking pretty shabby!
I am going to post more photos on my flikr account, which you can see here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/62816031@N00/ We had such a good time, and the weather was actually really great the whole stay. We left Boston on Tuesday morning and headed over to Easthampton MA to meet Kevin Scalzo http://www.kevinscalzo.com and his wife Djerba http://www.reprodepot.com
They were both so awesome, and even took us upo to see Reprodepot and Kevin’s studio. Let me just say the shelves and shelves of amazing fabric were almost too much to bear! Kevin had a huge painting out that he was working on, and Tom and I both were just amazed. I showed them both tattoos I have of Kevin’s work, and it was just a really nice time.
I also did some serious shopping in their new store Peanut http://www.ilovepeanut.com I will actually be selling some of my stuff there after the holidays. But if your near East Hampton you really should check it out! They have such great stuff, and and…loads of Cram Cream brand goodies!
All in all we had a super trip, and I promise to talk more about it later! For now i have many orders to get packed and shipped….and loads of new stock to make for this weekends show in Brooklyn NY! Check the news section for info!