Yesterday I participated in a new indoor craft market in Rosendale NY. I really love the town of Rosendale, it has such a cool vibe - a bit like New Paltz but without all the flashiness. I think I want to live in Rosendale. :)
Anyhow... yesterdays craft show was hardly a success. I was 1 of 4 vendors though it was far from an unpleasant day and Wren had a blast! This photo is of the space - yes, everyone was already set up at this point.
The space was big and empty and for someone who is just figuring out how to walk, it was perfect. The building is an old church turned into a glass blowers studio. There were nooks and cranny's for her to crawl into and over, plus all sorts of new people to meet. She even started hugging all the kids that came in the door, much to the chagrin of 1 little boy.
There was this awesome metal work art installed for the day, though it wasn't for sale - sadly.
Today I'm going to the strawberry festival in Beacon NY. Rain and thunderstorms are in the forecast - wish me luck!
Last weekend, Renegade was a blast! I regretfully forgot my camera, and thought I would use the camera on my iphone - but my phone was busy taking credit card charges so that didn't work. :D
Renegade was hot, crowded and fast. It was so cool to hear instant and lovely feedback on my work. If you haven't done a craft show- do it!
Speaking of craft shows I am doing the Beacon Strawberry Festival tomorrow in Beacon NY. I have heard it is delicious and has some of the best Strawberry Short Cake ever.... yummy! It is supposed to rain though - so keep your fingers crossed for me. I'll definitely do my best to remember the camera, though I don't think it will be as busy as Renegade so I could probably use my phone as well.
Then yesterday I was invited to do a last minute show at the Rosendale Belltower Market. It is a new indoor craft space and I signed up for a few weekends later in the summer, but they had a spot open today and asked if I was interested. I thought about all the inventory I have left over from Renegade..... and I was in!
So it's a double craft show weekend for me. I'm becoming such a craft show person. :)
Oh, and because I have no picture related to this post, here is one for fun!
Time to go!
I'm up early and ready to go to renegade. Everyone else is still asleep. I know I have nothing to be nervous about - yet I am. I had a rough night and trouble sleeping. I kept thinking about what I may have forgotten to pack. Wren picked up on that nervous energy and was fitful and cranky in her sleep. At one point in the darkness I leaned up to see what was wrong with her and Wham! She elbowed me hard right in the eye ball. I had a knee jerk reaction and grabbed my eye and was surprised and relieved to find it was still there. Since I was leaning up and over in such an awkward position I pulled my neck, shoulder and back muscles and it really hurts. I'm falling apart.
I hope the weather stays nice. It is supposed to be sunny and 80 degrees the next two days - and then rain the next 4 days straight.
I'm getting everything packed and ready, super excited about attending the Renegade Craft Fair in Brooklyn this weekend June 6 + 7, in McCarren park from 11am - 7pm!
Baby Wren, Angus and maybe even Greg are all piling in the car amongst bins of onesies, t-shirts and hangers and looking forward to a day full of shopping, chatting and basically having a blast!
Check out some of the awesome Etsyians who will be there - Seriously though, this is just the tip of the iceberg of who is setting up shop for the weekend. Over 300 awesome handmade vendors are going to be there!
I'll be splitting lucky booth number 13 with Althea of AltheaLoglia's Eye Candy
Lets keep our fingers crossed for good weather, so far it looks good! I'll be sure to post an update on Monday.