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Spring Vending!

daffodilsWe’re thinking about spring weather, around these parts things are a little chilly. With the flowers blooming you can’t help but notice spring is on the way! With Spring comes one of our busy seasons, with a fair almost every weekend. Here’s a preview of them all, we hope you can make it to some of them! They’re all a little different, and unique. GO WEST! Craft Fest of course is our baby so I can’t help but hope you’ll come to that with jugglers and an aerialist performance, what more can you ask (other than all the cool handmade goods you’ll find). Without further adieu….



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Skirts & Pockets & Baltimore this Weekend!

After a fun time at the Trenton Ave Arts Fest, I quickly got back to work in by studio. Thanks Krista & Zak for being such terrific organizers! I suddenly had many commissions from TAAF and from our friends who are leaving our lovely West Philadelphia neighborhood. It’s an exciting time for them as they go to the shore’s of Providence where Ramshackle Enterprises will take up residence. We’ll miss them very much and hope they come back soon! They asked for some skirts and a dress for their little one who picked out the fabric. I had been thinking that some pockets were in order for a while for the skirts, after where are you supposed to put all those treasures you find walking around without them? Certainly not just put them in Mama’s hand! I thought up these with some darts for extra treasure room, and voila…  I’m not sure if I can make a skirt without them now!

In other news we are going to Maryland, Mikes homeland, to visit Nana, Grandpa & the cousins and to vend at Sowebo Fest in Baltimore on Sunday. E is very excited about this! She’ll get to hang out with her Nana & cousins, to jump on their trampoline, go swimming and have a sleepover! We’re happy to be visiting with family, and looking forward to the Fest. Mike has been going to the Sowebo Fest since he was a Baltimore youth, we get to see lots of his old friends and have lots of fun while meeting new people too. On the way there we’ll stop at my favorite thrift store in Edgewood, Md, I get the best kids clothes there for E and all the other kiddo’s out there. One fun thing about the summer in Maryland is the crabs! Even growing up for a bit in Pensacola, I had never eaten whole crabs before (shrimp were my thing). But in Maryland everyone eats crabs and I’m not one to say no to seafood so I dove in, YUM! I love this post from orangette about her crabbing experience (although it’s a west coast perspective), some day we plan to do a little crabbing ourselves but for now the crabs down the street from Nana’s house are just perfect. This is a bit what it will look like, minus the candles and plus old bay and county kitchen decor.

Hope you have a fun Memorial Day weekend, and if you’re in Baltimore don’t forget to check out Sowebo Fest and stop by our stand to say Hi!

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