Feelin' Crafty

Archive for October, 2008

Love my friends

I recently celebrated my 35th birthday and was very lucky enough to get not one, but 2 birthday cakes. And yesterday I got this rockin’ scarf from my friend Minerva. I love it. It came just in time for the colder weather.  It will make my Market days better.

Me with Birthday Present



Phew. It has been a crazy couple of weeks. The Micesty Etsy show rocked. I heard such great feedback from customers and regular Artisan Market vendors. It was so much fun to meet everyone (or see them again if they participated last year).  I couldn’t have asked for better weather.

This past Sunday was crazy busy for me. I sold over 25 notebooks, plus a bunch of other stuff. For 2 1/2 hours I had a constant stream of people around my booth.  I was exhausted. I barely had time to eat an of the Chex Mix or Torte di Zucca (fancy pumpkin pie) I made . Not that I am complaining. 🙂 It was my best Market day ever.  It was so nice to see such a steady stream of people walking down the aisle.  We couldn’t even figure out why. Normally when it is busy we can say “oh, the Dali Lama is in town” or “It is parents weekend”, but I wasn’t aware of anything other than a home football game. But it was a small noon game and we didn’t win. Usually that keeps people away.

Friday is the Ann Art Walk and we are setting up a special Market on Friday night from 5-10. It is the first time we have participated, so I hope it goes well. We have over 50 artists participating, which will be great.  Now I just need to go buy more paper to replenish my notebooks.

Ann Arbor Chronicle Article

I talked to Mary Morgan of the A2 chronicle on Friday for an interview about the Etsy Show at the Artisan Market this Sunday. She stopped by this weekend and took some pictures of my set up and talked with me a bit more. The end result was this article on the A2 Chronicle site. I was really happy with how it turned out.

There is so much still to do, but I am feeling pretty good about the show. I think the weather is supposed to be nice.. cool, but nice. So I am just going to do my Sun Dance for the rest of the week and hope it works. And that I don’t look too silly doing it.

Partial Show List… just a few more to add.

*Chicalookate Photography & More

*Beadbug Seed Bead Jewelry

*Christine carol mixed media

*Marta England Designs Jewelry

Mindseye cards cards magnets & buttons

ElleMBee Hand Printed t-Shirts

HFoco Jewelry

Mimi & Boo Crochet originals

Enamored jewelry & Accessories

Siouxsane Bath Beauty & Art

AllThingsGrow Screen Prints & Woodcuts

ChainChainChain Jewelry

Susan VanCamp Art

GazedUponGlass Glass pendants & Bath/Body

Lara and me Dolls

Stories Divinations Mixed Media

Sugarcreekstuff Purses and Totes

KellysSewingBasket Textiles

MLouIsPink.etsy altered art

TheJuneBride textiles

LilPeanutDesigns Hair clips

FiberToDyeFor Fiber arts

QuenchEssentials Soap

KPGlassJewelry1 glass jewelry

Stefanie With Luv Textiles

EveStarFire leather handbags

Marcyanna art

PKHouse45 Rosaries, purses

WeeWalloon Ceramic Tiles

StickNymph Art

KaRePackage  Kids Clothes

*Suchprettycolors patchwork & more

*Basketsbyrose handmade baskets

*Beadingnutritionist jewelry

*art with Annie Jewelry

*Bettula birch bark jewelry

*=Market Seller & Etsy Seller