So it’s my very first craft fair, and to be completely honest, I never thought I’d be in one. A couple months ago I was reading a blog and read about an Etsy craft fair happening in my neck of the woods. I absolutely love craft fairs (especially Etsy inspired ones!) — you can find the neatest one-of-a-kind handmade treasures — if you are into that kinda thing. I’ve always admired an artist’s dedication to their craft, but I never thought I’d see myself sitting at my own booth selling my very own pieces.
So I looked up the fair — the Crafty Bastards Art’s + Craft’s Fair in DC. I was so intrigued. Hundreds apply, and only 150 vendors are chosen by a jury of 10-12 people. I gave Greg a call at work and asked him what he thought about me putting in an application to become a Susie Mey vendor. He responded with a, “go for it — I know you’ll get it.”
So I applied online, paid the $10 application fee and waited, still not believing I would get chosen. The announcement day came and went, and I didn’t hear anything. So I contacted the organizers of the fair. They said I had gotten accepted and was supposed to receive an email!
I really do feel blessed that I get to be a part of all this. It’s what I love doing. I told God to help me get accepted if He wanted me to pursue making baby clothes + textiles — I didn’t want to pursue it out of my own strength and effort. I needed His blessing, His backing in all this. And it’s a prayer that got answered.
And now the fair is less than 2 weeks away! Yaay! I am crazy busy sewing like a madwoman creating sweet little clothes, linens, and accessories for babies and toddlers. SOOO….if you are in the DC area on Saturday, October 1st, please come out and spend the day outdoors in this beautiful weather at the Crafty Bastard’s Arts + Craft Fair in Adam’s Morgan — I would LOVE to see all of your beautiful faces! This year there are so many awesome vendors selling some pretty amazing handmade goods, and not to mention some delicious fare! Crafty Bastard’s has opened the fair to food vendors as well!!! Which means I will probably have a tasty cupcake, or two! 🙂
Check out the About and FAQ page for details, location, and the vendor list. Here’s a taste of what last year’s fair was like: