Sunday, May 22, 2011

Art Star Craft Bazaar!

you may be wondering where I've been lately, and if I could accurately take a picture of my fingertips to show their calloused, thickened skin, you would understand. I spent weeks, late nights and days, borrowing time of dear friends and family members, to prepare for the six hundred mile journey to philadelphia to attend Art Star Craft Bazaar. I will tell you, I was nervous. While I truly believe in the things I make and design, I also know that my work doesn't really speak to everyone. I was worried about the acceptance of my vision and even more worried that I'd spend the money to make the trek only to find my money box empty. 

but that didn't happen. in fact, my box runneth over. even after a saturday afternoon filled with rain. 

my darling louis loaded me up in his car, drove me across state lines, enlisted the help of his sweet family and even helped me sell my wares to the waiting public. 

and we got such good reviews! even this little guy loved it! 

I was also overly excited to meet some of the crafters I've idolized over the years. particularly Jay McCarroll. he's been such an inspiration to me over the years. while his specialty is hip fabrics (CHECK THIS OUT!) and even hipper fashion, and I specialize in cute; his need to create has always made my heart hurt. I made him a cat. he was gracious to talk to another fan girl. he was also hilarious and I'm fairly certain tried to hit on louis. I bought a tote bag with some of my earnings. I sit and look at it a lot and smile that I got to meet him!

I also REALLY wanted to meet Jordan Elise. she is the creator of Horrible Adorables and I stalk her online on a weekly basis. her aesthetic is so different than anything I've seen on the crafting circuit and I just adore her. turns out, she's pretty fabulous to say the least. her sweetness fills the air around her and you just want to take a piece of her home. she let me take a picture of her. isn't she beautiful? sigh.  

so, yeah. Philadelphia is filled with a WIDE range of fun, crafting types. Megan and Erin, who run Art Star, are a dream to work with! both very friendly and sweet (and SO organized!!). 

oh! AND! four different stores want to sell my things! soon The Wind and The Sail will be in Art Star, Tall Cow, Hello Bluebird and Vix Emporium

To sum up? Best. Weekend. Ever.


  1. What a great time for you! I'm so excited and totally jealous you got to meet Jay McCarroll!! What a fantastic experience;)

  2. You are totally sweet yourself ;) I really enjoyed seeing your work and meeting you too!! Best of luck with your upcoming shows!! xoxoxo



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