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Needing a small break…

So I’m sitting here in the workroom sipping mango green tea (YUM!) and listening to Welcome to Nightvale, surrounded by YARN!

Wait that’s not that different from most days… Anyway a small update, since I ended up not working on any during the week last week. I will get the swing of this!

Anyway, Sunday our new partner and I ended up going to explore the flea market we’ll be selling stuff at. I’m thinking we can actually wait a little for the business cards (I have older ones that I can still use up after all). It’ll be a good place to play around with the layout for the stall for craft fair stuff too. Which is kind of why I have been quiet. I have our jewelry display to put together still… I’m really digging the idea that Liz had for it, one side being a crochet mesh the other with the wood dowels that I bought so we can use the display for earrings, bracelets and necklaces.

If it goes well for the first week I’ll try to figure out a display to match it for our scarves and handbags. We have a 4 door car, so I’m trying to make our display stuff so that it will fit nicely into the trunk. We have one table so far (Figured if we needed another we’ll get it later, and I want to get an easel to prop the display for our bags and scarves on.

Next time I’m there I’ll have to get a picture at Art of Recycle, where most of the stuff for our displays will probably come from because not only is it an awesome art shop, it’s volenteer run, and the staff is really friendly. If I lived closer (it’s a 45 minute drive) I’d be there all the time, but wouldn’t get any work done!

Now I should get going, I have about 20 more loomed bags to finish with this one style then I’ll work on another style for the flea market. I should glaze and finish some more necklaces and charms maybe make some more because I don’t know how many we’ll sell and I would like to be able to have items on display the whole time we’re there.

Liz’ll have her blankets and some other crochet items. She’s been on a kick for baby items lately and they’re so cute!

Our new partner in… well not crime? Unless you count creating art a crime…. She’s bringing painted tiles, some of them are fandom themed (I’m so buying a Bucky and Steve tile from her because really they’re awesome), and some other paintings.

She’s going to be sitting with me the first weekend if the weather’s good, we’ll be chatting it up with people and getting a feel for it. None of us have done markets or craft fairs before so this will be good practice for us to see what works and what doesn’t.

If you guys are in the Shillington area of Pennsylvania come by first weekend in July! We’d love to meet you! I’ll give the local when it’s a little closer to the date.

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week in OMG Headaches

Well, okay shop talk won’t be in this week.  Only because I spent Monday with my partner’s son getting his laptop situation fixed… Seriously I think they were just telling us things in the end there to get us out of the store because yeah… I was getting growlie, enough growl there to probably impress Wolverine…

Though we did slip away for a while to see “Now You See Me”, which really if you can get around to seeing it do.  It was an enjoyable movie and impressed me greatly, which usually movies he picks don’t do that (Last one that did was Daybreakers, but I have weird tastes in movies).

When we got home I went to try to work on some stuff on my laptop, and it didn’t want to update some things I actually needed to have updated, so I had to go back to factory settings to get that fixed… Though of course I dinked around trying to fix it on my own until Wednesday before giving up and resetting.  What fun there.  Have everything back up and running and while I enjoy catching up on Castle I have a scarf in the works, only because thinking on other things right now is a ‘yeah right’ moment.  It’s not going to happen.  

Totally promise a better post next week, and maybe that pattern for the frogs if we don’t go out to Knobles.  Hm… right now I’m craving cotton candy..


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