I know, it's about time already! I've been in some serious recovery mode since I got home and I'm not sure I'm done yet either. With Halloween and now a few sickies in the house...me being one of them, I barely have my things out of my suitcases! For reals. So please forgive me....once again...for my super slow behavior. And in advance, I apologize for some bad photos too. Sadly, the Iphone didn't measure up quite like I had hoped. Next market I'll have to haul the real camera!
I was soooo super glad to have my mom and sister come along with me to market! I couldn't have done it all without them. From setting up, to figuring out how to get to where we needed to go, to just having the moral support, friendship and someone to chat with....we had a great time!
I grew up watching my mom sew practically everything...dresses, clothing, dolls, pillows, home accessories and yes, lots of quilts and blankets! I loved learning new little things from her along the way. Cross-stitching, making little dolls, stuffing handmade ornaments, doing lots of crafts. So truly I am so thankful she could be with me! My sister, Talia, is such a talented sewist herself! She creates and sews pretty much anything and everything as well! She always makes her own patterns for clothing (and other things too) for her darling little girls, so I was thrilled that she was willing to create a couple of outfits for my display, which will be available in pattern form for purchase soon!
Here's me and Talia after set up: (super bad lighting!)
My mom and Talia during set up:
One side of the booth:
Talia's dress and a quilt I made:
Amy's Patchwork basket and hexie pincushion!
Talia's overalls. Pattern will be called 'Seraphina'.
Talia's dress, Pattern will be called 'Amelie'. I'll keep you posted on availability for both.
Lambie pillow and Happy Tree pillow
One highlight of my market experience was discovering that an adorable booth, Marie Madeline Studio, had used The Simple Life combined with Lecien's Flower Sugar to make their clothing! The company, Marie Madeline, is a mother and her 4 daughters. Just 3 of the sisters were there at market, but they are simply the sweetest and cutest girls you'll ever meet! I was thrilled to see my fabrics used in such adorable creations. Their booth won an award at market too! Thanks Marie Madeline!!
Abigail, Me, Achaia, Apphia
Me and Achaia
Also, I wanted to thank Kerri (lovely little handmades), Amy (nana Company), and Heather (Vintage Grey) for making up some super cute things that helped make my display complete! I couldn't have squeezed in time for even one more teensy-tiny item, I was stitching on the plane!, so truly, I'm so grateful they were all so excited to help. It ended up just exactly perfect! Some of my pictures didn't turn out very well and didn't get used, so I hope to do some more photos of each of the items from my booth when I get a chance. I'm sure they will each do some of their own too when they get their cute things back, so keep an eye on their blogs.
(Although I'm tempted to see how I could keep all the cutie stuff for myself!) ;)
Check back later this week (hopefully, if I've fully recouperated!) and I'll post more of what I saw and who I met (and who I missed...waaaa!) at quilt market!