Farmers Market this Saturday

I’ll be at the Midtown Farmers Market this Saturday, July 2. It looks like it will be a glorious day, the beginning of a three-day weekend for most people. I hope I’ll see you there!

I’ve got a bunch of new potholders, new tea cozies (including the always-popular elephant cozy), three new toaster cozies, and I’m hoping (hoping! hoping!) to have a couple new shopping bags – one with chickens and one with bikes.

Come on by and say hi!


It’s official!

This morning I got email confirmation that I got into the Women’s Art Festival in December. Wahoo! I got to go last year, at the last minute, and I could see that it was a great event. Tons of women artists, food, coffee, music, a great atmosphere, and lots of fun. And that was on the same day we got 18 inches of snow and the whole city shut down! People literally snow-shoed and skiied to the event. So, barring another snow event, I have a feeling this year, their 19th, will be excellent. I hope to see you there!

Later in the afternoon, the mailman dropped off the mail and in it was a confirmation that I’d also gotten into the Powderhorn Art Fair in August. Wahoo! I love the art work/poster for the fair this year.  This fair is all outdoors and it was pretty hot and humid last year. Given our weather so far this summer, who knows what will happen. It had better not pour rain though! I had a lot of fun last year and I’m looking forward to doing this again.

I’ve been whipping up some new things, including these new potholders.

two new potholders

Last year I had a pair of carrots, apples, cherries, and tomatoes. They all sold and I haven’t made any since. Someone requested the carrots and I got to thinking about making these again. They really are very cute (if I do say so myself!) I’ve changed the style a bit from last year (and from the other potholders I made earlier this year).

I read recently that wool makes a great potholder because it doesn’t catch fire. It chars a bit, but it naturally puts itself out. Sounds like a great reason to have wool potholders! So I mixed mine up a bit. The front, of course, is cotton, and the back is a piece of felted wool from an old sweater. Kind of hard to see in the picture; you’ll have to come by sometime and see them in person!


Here we go again

Hi folks! I’m planning to be at the Midtown Farmers Market again this Saturday, June 18. There is a chance of rain, but I think I’ll stick it out anway – and pray there is no rain!

I’m looking ahead to the future and other events I hope to be at. I don’t know for sure yet, but I’ll let you know when I do. Here are the possibilities:

Powderhorn Art Fair, August 6-7

Maple Grove Craft Show, October 8

Craftastic, November 4-5

Church craft sale or Green Gifts Fair?? November 19

Women’s Art Festival, December 10

And then I hope to be involved in a friend’s house sale in mid-December as well.

You know what this means: I’d better get busy sewing!

Giveaway! Giveaway!

If you’ve been drooling over one of my tea cozies but are too cheap (or poor!) to buy one for yourself, your opportunity to get your very own for free is coming up!

The blogger behind Mad in Crafts is celebrating her 30th birthday this year with a month of crafty giveaways. I donated a tea cozy to the cause which will be on the block around June 17.

I’ll post again to remind folks. May the most tea-cozy deservingest (I don’t think that’s a word…) person win!

Coming to a market near you…

Me! I was supposed to be at the Midtown Market on May 21st but it was a miserable wet day so I didn’t go. Just so you can make plans, if it is torrentially downpouring at 6 or 7am, you probably won’t find me at the market!

But, this coming Saturday, June 4th is forecast to be nice (at least not raining!) so I will be there. Come on out and say hi!