It finally feels good to have things quiet down a bit after the busyness of the last couple months. Last night as Greg and I cuddled close in bed, Greg had his hand on my belly and we both felt in awe as we felt two little ones shuffle about. Little pitter patter hands and feet here and there. It only lasted a few minutes, but it was hard to deny or assume they were gas bubbles. I’m almost 15 weeks now, and I’ve heard that if you’ve been pregnant before, you are more likely to feel baby earlier than a first time mom.
Onto the Crafty Bastard’s Arts + Crafts Fair! Weather-wise, you could call it the worst possible craft fair weather known to man. Despite the wind and rain, the fair organizers expected 20,000 people to meander through — and they were right, people came! This particular fair has been around for the past 8 years and the Adams Morgan locals never miss it. All in all, I would say my very first craft fair went very well. I was initially worried that I didn’t make enough, but that fear subsided when everything was displayed.
For sale, we had harem pants, kurtas, headscarves, cloth rattles, bibs, felt flower hair clips in varying sizes, swaddling blankets, bloomers, crib pillows, bunting, and some sweet quilts by La Sweetie in a variety of Indian block prints. It was also a pleasure to have tent mate, Slide Sideways from Seattle — I purchased a nifty screen printed camera pouch from her.
uber cool handmade signs, like in my dreams, by best friend, the talented gifty john
I felt so blessed to be surrounded by family and close friends who helped a ton, and fed Greg and I with delicious burgers and falafel when things began to get super busy. I was surprised to see people I hadn’t seen in a while, and friends who came by to support Susie Mey with a purchase. Thank you! And thanks to my amazing and super handy hubby — he’s definitely got a carpenter’s gene in there somewhere — he crafted a beautiful clothing rack [mirrored after this one I wanted so bad] to display and store my handmades at craft fairs and for my sewing space at home. It was also so nice to be manning our fair table together — I talked to customers while he did all the transactions. We used Square on our iPad to accept credit cards — umm, can I say so cool?! Thanks to the crazy talented Chelsea Hudson Photography for all the beautiful model shots which I use all the time for promotional material!!! Also a special thanks to Gifty and Becky who stayed up late with me the last week leading up to the fair, ironing, cutting fabric, and for sitting with us in the rain!
This craft fair got Greg and I excited about doing more fairs. It was so much fun meeting people, and talking fabrics. : ) It feels so good doing what just innately feels so right. I think I found my niche.