Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Summer is here!

Well, at least in my book anyway. The skies are bright blue and the clouds are poofy. FINALLY, we are getting a break from the rain. I've got some really exciting stuff going on in the few weeks too.

This weekend is my market day with Bobbi of DownZipper. Sharing with Bobbi is always a good time, she always has great snacks and she makes me giggle like I'm still in middle school. Her stuff is not to be missed either, Bobbi makes the cutest and most wonderfully colorful kids stuff around as well as some lovely stuff like doggie head embroidered tea towels for the grown-up folks. I'm fully stocked and ready to go with lots of new jewelry designs, dog collars and market totes. Be sure to stop by our tent and say hi!

I can't decide what I love best about the market - the delish veggies, the parade of adorable babies, the fabulous pups that help their people shop or the handmade goodness. Tough call really. They are all pretty awesome! If you aren't familiar with the area, the market is behind the playground in the very center of the park. For a detailed map, visit the market website www.tgmarket.org. Oh! If you are a yogi in the making or want to give yoga a try, there are free yoga classes at 9 right next to the market. Kinda makes me want to get all stretchy.

Green with Indie Craft Show - 6/5/10 - Webster University's Grant Gym

This green-themed craft show will feature vendors who sell vintage goods, upcycle, recycle and repurpose to make handmade morsels of wonderful. I don't normally get an opportunity to flaunt my vintage stock in person (I mostly sell it in my Etsy shop), so I'm pretty excited to bring it out. Among the stash I have some Donna Reed-esque everyday dresses, brooches, kitchy floral tumblers and a stack of fabulous grape hardsided suitcases for sale in addition to my usual handmade fare. The show is being hosted by my crafty family, The Craft Mafia, with many of my artistically inclined relatives in attendance in addition to lots of other talented folks. We've got a website up and running with all the details including handy maps and a list of vendors.

Soulard Market Park Arts & Crafts Fair - 6/19/10 - Lafayette & 9th

The dynamic duo of South City Studio and DownZipper will be reunited again. Who knows what sort of shenanigans will ensue? This one is going to be an absolute blast! There will be tasty treats, beer on tap for the thirsty crowd, oodles and oodles of handmade crafts, make and takes for the kiddos and live music. This is a family-friendly good time. The fair is sponsored by Paste, The Soulard Business Association and The St. Louis Craft Mafia - super powers of fun, innovation and craftyness who are joining forces for the second time to bring you a fabulous event in a series of three summer shows. Vendors will include folks from ShowMe Etsy and The St. Louis Craft Mafia as well as lots of other talented local artists and crafters from Missouri and Illinois. *Bonus, you get two-for-one-fun because not only will the fair be going on, but the Soulard Farmer's Market is right next door so you can grab some fresh fruit and veggies on the way out. Five servings a day ya know. That's thirty-five a week per family member. Yipes. Don't forget your granny cart.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Soulard Art Market - Photography Invitational II

Yeehaw! This friday is the opening for the Photography Invitational II, a show with a big bunch of photographers, including silly 'ol me and my Craft Mafia pal, Jane Linders.

Here's the big list:
- Ariana Bauer
- Hilary Hitchcock
- Bob Crowe
- Jane Linders
- Thomas Shepherd
- Scott Ernst
- Greg Kluempers
- Tony Schanuel
- Mark Fisher
- Greg Barth
- Jennifer Roberts
- Laura Filiatreau
- Holly Schroeder
- Melissa Schramm
- Ferd

Admission is free and so are the drinks. Nice, huh? Hope to see you there!

Opening Reception:
Friday, May 14, 2010 - 7 to 10 pm
Exhibition: Through Friday, June 4, 2010