Give me a choice between a craft bazaar and hosting a yard sale, I think I'd take the yard sale any day. That isn't to say that the bazaar wasn't amazing, it's just that I was a little bit out of my element. The first hour was a bit crazy and my face hurt from smiling and talking about things on my table to people.
I brought the planners and I threw a display of felted squares, vintage books, ephemera and fabric.
The vintage ephemera which included old letters from the 30's and lots of postcards was a favorite among shoppers. I only grabbed these at the last minute and was glad that I did.
The highlight of the weekend was meeting and talking to people. I sold some items but I was able to trade a few things with other which was my favorite part. I started by trading with Elin who I shared a table with.
Elin takes vintage fabric and buttons and creates these Anthro like pins.
These are the delightfully charming coin bags from JohnMetBetty made with vintage fabric and buttons. I had to choose the ones with barkcloth of course. I purchased the blue ribbon bag and traded the orange one from Jill for some vintage fabric. I love the detail of these.
I also traded a planner for some wool felt clips and a headband.
These will be a Christmas present for Cerys although I might sneak one pair of the clips for myself. I love the stitching on these.
Kathy's space was so delightful that I wanted to just leave my own table and hang out here all day. Sweet eye candy.
One of my favorite parts of the weekend was talking and getting to know Laurie of Wool Pets even better. We found out that we both love Sebastopol (waving at Amy Z). Laurie spent a year there and I have visited every summer for the last 5 years. We talked about the Sebastopol flea market and the best places to thrift there. I'm hoping to sneak up there (from Santa Monica this year) with the two children in June. I can just see us thrifting all the way up the 101 until we reach Sebastopol. That's my idea of a road trip.
Everything that didn't sell at the bazaar will be up in my Etsy shop over the next couple of weeks. If you are thinking of the holidays, a planner is a great gift to all of your unorganized friends.
Thank you to everyone who stopped by and said hello. I sometimes felt self conscious of my speaking voice versus my writing voice when people met me in person, but overall everything went smoothly and I enjoyed each conversation that I had. I was asked by four different people to take them thrifting in Seattle which I am thinking about. Also, I have a full van load of people to go to this event in December (Jessica this includes you if you would like to join us). And of course I'm looking forward to meeting her that day too. Anyone else going?