Raining and sharing.
I’m back from Renegade in Chicago! The weather was awful which was too bad because it rained non-stop, flooding like crazy and just general bad weather for shopping + paper products. On Saturday, I stuck it out since so many of you were so great and still showed up–even in the rain! My tent was keeping everything relatively dry so all was going well. When I returned on Sunday to even more rain, soaking wet tables, stolen wooden display and to see a fellow maker had their tent vandalized by someone throwing a chair at it which broke the metal frame–I called it a day and packed up and drove out completely soaked again. It was a bit bittersweet since last year our camera and video camera was stolen at some point on the second day, as well. And while it was completely my decision to risk having the wooden shelf stolen (which isn’t really a big deal since it was free but still–why steal what ain’t yours), the thought of someone deliberately breaking someone else’s expensive tent just sucked big time. It totally killed my spirit so when I got back to the fabulous Lang household, who were once again fabulous hosts, we sorted her fabric stash and she was kind enough to send me home with this big stack. Score!
Earlier that weekend, we did some other fabric shopping and I bought these prints which were great to see in person and some wool felt which is downright impossible to find locally.
And then I decided that after the last three craft shows, all with rainy weather (Art Star in Philadelphia, Renegade in Brooklyn and then Renegade in Chicago), it was time to get ready for a fabulously sunny craft show at Crafty Bastards in D.C. in two weeks! Plus, it’s time to send out some good energy and give away some fun here to kick off the goodness. Sharing is good.
Leave a comment that says “Stealing sucks, sharing is better.” and I’ll randomly select three folks to each get a set of these two fill-in-the-blank paper pads. Each winner will get the grocery list and the meal planning pad. Just be sure to fill out your email address when you leave the comment so I can get in touch with you about your shipping address. I’ll pick the names tomorrow at 3 pm EST. Thanks for your comments! The winning comment numbers have been picked! I made up a few of each to sell at these two craft shows and as gifts for the holidays. So let’s do it, Happy Tuesday!