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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Yes, I Am Still Here

Working, working, working! And loving it! The Farmers' Market (September 20) was a great success for me. Great weather, lots of traffic and sales. It was so good, infact, that I never got a chance to leave my booth to go check out all the rest of the fibery goodness at the market!
Buffy was a hit. I thought she would be shy - sometimes she runs to the corner of her cage when I bring new people to meet her. But she just check out her surroundings (hay - check. water - check. food - check.) then sat right down and enjoyed all the attention, pettings, even the dogs who came up to see her.

Just got set up in the booth, now relaxing.

Nice picture of Buffy in the afternoon light. Photo by Dorothy Drobney.

Some of my knitted and crocheted cuffs and bracelets (on a beaver pelt, with antlers). Photo by Dorothy Drobney.

More items on display, including some stitich markers from Gwynevere Creations (my sister, Shannon). Photo by Dorothy Drobney

Two week old baby angora bunny a couple of booths down from me. SO CUTE!

This is my latest handwoven scarf, Lost I think it's one of my favorites.

I'm back at the market this Sunday, for Squashtober Fest! And I'm still cranking out more scarves this week for Swift Waters, Indigo Lily, Silver Circle Studio, and my Etsy store. Stay tuned!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Coventry Farmers' Market this Sunday!

I will be at the Coventry Farmers' Market this Sunday 11 - 2. This week it's Fiber Twist featuring all things for knitting, crocheting, weaving, and spinning, including fiber animals! My little Buffy, an angora rabbit, will be there. Stop by, say hi!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

A New Venue

I'm now at Silver Circle Studio in Putnam, CT, aka The Quiet Corner! This is a new gallery, open less than a year. It was one of the places Matt and I stopped in while we were out there for the day. I remember being very excited about it and loving the jewelry and handmade books. I'm not sure why I didn't approach Carly about putting anything in there. Maybe I was being too shy (it happens) or I felt I had enough on my plate or I thought I would do it later. I guess all those things went through my mind. I'm a terrible marketer of myself sometimes. Anyway, it was suggested to me by someone I know from the farmers' market that I check it out. Carly said she had heard about me from someone else. I went out there yesterday, talked terms, and left two scarves there. I'm very excited and up for the challenge of providing for a fourth venue.

Now that I've gotten a production plan, that is.

I'm at the farmers' market this Sunday. It is Fiber Twist - fiber demonstrations and fiber animals. I am proud to take my little Buffy, who will be on display in all her fluffy goodness!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Remember 9/11. And Scarf Weather is Here

Please take a moment to remember September 11 and pray for our country.

It is scarf weather, at least for today. Rainy. Cold. Dreary. Nobody likes scarf weather, except for me. Oh, I'd rather have sunny and warm weather, too, but I'm busy building my inventory!

Yesterday was trying, however. I was the yarn whisperer. My warp got all tangled up. I can't blame it on the cat, who shall remain nameless, who has slept on my warp before . . . It was my fault. I was trying to do something my way as opposed to doing it in the proper, more methodical manner. Therefore, I spent much time untangling it and showed an amazing amount of patience. I only wanted to throw something (the phone) once. But I didn't. Good for me. Because then I would have had to explain the broken phone and the hole in the wall, hence, only compounding things.

Scarf in diamond pattern with tencel in Mountain Stream (blues, teals, and tans) and black weft (for one of the b & m stores)

Spice Diamonds in tencel (sold)

Ruby Diamonds scarf (sold)

Cabernet scarf in tencel and merino

And I'm still making more!