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LOL- I accidentally got my booth neighbors face in this picture, she was really nice.

My first time at the May Fair turned out similar to what I had suspected. I like to guess, like when you guess how much gas is going to cost you in total as the tank is filling up. The morning was very slow and most people wait to the last few hours to make any purchases because they want to hang out all day at this busy street festival. I really didn’t get to walk around to see a lot of the other vendors, but I had another bag and purse vendor just 2 booths away, and it seemed that every other vendor was jewelry.  I was lucky enough to have a few loyal customers stop by. This is always exciting, because I feel like such a tiny blip on the radar, and for people to see me and want more of what I have is thrilling.

I forgot how eclectic this little town could be. At the 31st annual May Fair I set up my booth  just a few yards from where I used to live on Haddon Ave., about 10 years ago. Some things about this town have changed dramatically. Like the scope of businesses, and the new available housing. Yet so much has stayed the same. As the people at this street festival started streaming past my booth I remembered the unique characters that I would be lucky enough to observe on a daily basis when I resided here. This little town really has it’s own flavor.

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A mostly rainy day followed by a few hours of sun. Many shoppers still came out despite the rain,  it was extra disappointing that many vendors near me were no-show. I would change how main street is set up for this show. From east to west: food, crafters and then fancy cars without the big spaces in between. Still a good show though.DSCN2628
This type of weather makes my hair crazy-like sticking out sideways.
So when I saw this picture of myself on their website I was surprised that the hair was only half crazy.

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I was at the “Giant” Ocean Grove craft show yesterday. A huge thank you goes out to my friend Pamela who woke up at 5am to help me out, I don’t think I could have done it without her (seriously). I received some wonderful feedback from browsers and shoppers. It’s always great when people give you positive comments about what you love to do. This show is definitely giant, maybe too big. It is a very relaxed and friendly atmosphere and the crowds were certainly out yesterday.

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A handful of small messenger bags from new fabric prints, 3 handbags and one tote (new design).
Totally random placement- I hang the bags on this wall as soon as I finish to get them out of the way.
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All of this in only 4 days!
Hand printed and ready to be cut…

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These are my new dyed fabrics for fall. I just mixed the inks and I’ll start printing on Friday.DSCN2364

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Just when I thought that I had been working forever and had very little to show for it. I turn around and there’s a huge pile of hand printed fabric. This is just the tip of the “ink”berg.

Stack 1

Stack 1

Blue with orange dots and leaves

Blue with orange dots and leaves

Orange Leaves

Orange Leaves

Red linen - yum!

Red linen - yum!

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Oranges and Leaves

Oranges and Leaves

Purple on gray

Purple on gray

Coral Inspired

Coral Inspired

More Coral

More Coral

Transition of yellow to red

Transition of yellow to red

Yellow and Purple

Yellow and Purple

Variation of same

Variation of same

black and white flowers

black and white flowers

Small pile

Small pile

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