Last market for awhile & a hula hoop contest!

If you’ve been meaning to come check out my wares at the Market this summer, this weekend will be one of your last chances! I’ll be there this Saturday (8-1 as usual) and then I’m not scheduled to be back for a month!

I know the Fair is going on and there are more things on a stick than ever, and it’s the LoLA Art Crawl, and all sorts of things, but we have a hula hoop contest! I mean, you’re not going to find a hula hoop contest anywhere else this weekend are you? I didn’t think so.

What’s new from my humble booth? I’ve got several more fleece socks made up, in three different sizes. These went fast last week, so show up early if you want some. I’ll try to have many more made up for when I’m back at the market in late September. I’ve also got some more apple and carrot potholders and some more glasses cases. I’ve only got one sheep stuffed animal left – not sure if I’ll get another one done before tomorrow; but I do have several whales. They are all very cute!

I hope to see some of you tomorrow!

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New quilts, another market, and plans

Oops, I guess I forgot to post here that I was going to be a the Powderhorn Art Fair! I did mention it a couple times, so I’m sure none of you were caught off guard. The fair was amazing: great weather, lots of people, great artists. It was really fun and I look forward to doing it again next year.

I took a little bit of a break after the Fair was over. I had been sewing like a maniac for weeks in advance and it sure felt nice to not sew for a couple days. But of course it didn’t take more than that for me to feel the call of the fabric. First I realized I needed to make more sheep cozies because they are flying like hotcakes! They sell almost as fast as I make them. I’ve got five made up right now, and they’ll be at the Farmers Market this weekend.
Second, I was thinking about our local coffee cafe and the art installations they always have on the walls. I’ve thought a few times about whether I could do something there, but they usually have photography or paintings or other paper-based art. A couple weeks ago a show went up of fabric art and it looks pretty good. I felt inspired! And I’ve got plenty of time to create things because they have a waiting list till 2013 for showing on the walls there! I’ve really enjoyed the two “stained glass” quilts I made last year so I decided to make a different one, all with bright batik fabrics. I really, really like the way it has turned out so far!

The day before the Art Fair I finished this next quilt. I started this months ago with leftover bits from a similar quilt I made last year. I like the way this one turned out too.

Come find me at the Midtown Farmers Market this Saturday (August 20) and see what all I’ve got!