Tuesday, October 11, 2011
greetings on a grey tuesday. we are soon going to meet some friends for a hike, but i thought i'd try to squeeze in a blog entry while tristan is eating his steel cut oats and intermittently playing.
what a sublime autumn weekend it was. i started out saturday selling my handsewn baby items at the downtown farmer's market. tashi had two soccer games in a row. and the weekend did not pass without a bonfire and dinner at our friends' home.
it was my first time vending at the downtown market and i really enjoyed it. i did pretty well for an overall slow day at the market (there were a few big festivals and fairs this past weekend). and i loved being there, arriving in the dark early morning and setting up to the murmur of many people preparing for the day, clutching a warm cup of coffee while the sun rose, talking to my neighbors -- a very sweet african american baker and an equally sweet flower gardener/dry arrangement creator. on one side of me were muffins and pies and ham biscuits, and on the other the most stunning dahlias and sunflower swags. across the way there was pumpkins, pottery and a rainbow of produce.
i designed a trifold changing pad and sewed up four of them, selling three. i have some fabrics that have been passed down to me that i don't love enough for blankets or aprons, but i think they work nicely for changing pads. these have corduroy on one side, cotton quilt batting in the center and a bright jungle cotton print on the front. i made two with ribbon ties and two with elastic. i think the elastic is the most practical.
i'm looking forward to creating more things and setting up at market regularly this fall. i'm hoping for that anyway, as i am a sub at the market and don't have reserved space.
time to get ready for our hike. i leave you with a few more scenes from our weekend.