Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Last Minute Holiday Marketplace

Last minute gift buying panic was last weekend at The Western New York Book Arts Center downtown. As per usual, it was an incredible event with a number of really amazing vendors including my dear friends Amy Greenan and Jan Nagle (Lily Pickford) seen below.

The best parts of these events is always, always the people. For example (I *think* it's safe to tell this story now) a very kind man and his wife stopped by my table and we got to chatting. While she went off shopping he came back to buy one of my hand-stitched heart cards to give her on their anniversary, which he stealthily hid inside a folded newspaper. He told me the cutest story about their getting married in a snow storm, I hope she loved the card and that they had a wonderful anniversary! (And more importantly that I didn't ruin the surprise....)

It also led to some really sweet write ups that I wanted to share. This one from Christa Penner and this one written by the Executive Director of Buffalo First for Buffalo Rising.

Now that the holidays are behind us I plan to first, take a deep breath and get a good night's sleep and then get to work! I'm going to do some more printing and I've got lots of newly felted sweaters to play with... So, more from me soon!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Friday, December 3, 2010

Handmade Family Reunion

Last weekend was Second Storie Indie Market and as always it was a wonderful and overwhelming event. I really can't say enough nice things about this event and the gals who put it on. They really go the extra mile to make it an amazing event not just for the shoppers but for the vendors too!

My table was stationed next to the wonderful Dan Varenka of Hey Buddy! It was as much fun as it was incredibly dangerous... I seem to be addicted to his prints. I did manage to shop not JUST for myself this time though. Of course I can't reveal what just yet!

My sincerest thanks to everyone who stopped by to say hello. The best part of making is always the sharing part! I hope you are enjoying my items as much as I enjoyed making them!

I never seem to get a chance to take as many photos as I'd like- so I'd like to share some from the other vendors as well.

From Pistachio Press

From Infinknit

From Humunku

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