Sunday, May 29, 2011

New Summer Scarves

I've finally gotten a break from peony season to add a whole slew of summer scarves to the shop! It will hit 90 this week which baffles my former upstate New York mind. I didn't think summer started until mid-June! If I had an office job right now, I'm sure the air conditioning would be pumping and one of these bad boys would warm my chilly shoulders.

Happy Memorial Day!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Handmade Mart

Just got back from this past Sunday's Handmade Mart in Silver Spring. What a whirlwind weekend! Saturday night was a beautiful Fleet Foxes show near Philly with our friend Elanor, visiting from Rochester. We got home super late and left super early Sunday morning for a lovely show in Maryland. Albert's first Jubadaba show- we shared a tent. A huge success and smiles all around.

Now that I'm officially finished shows until the fall I can focus on weaving and filling the shop with goodies- about 35 new scarves to add in the next few weeks :)

The peony fields last week, just starting to bloom. I've been enjoying the outdoors the past few weeks working with new and old friends for our neighbor, Richard picking peonies and getting them ready for shipment all over the world. What a dream job... I agreed with my friend Jon that 100 million people wish they could be out in the fields all day instead of an office. Even when we enduring rolling thunderstorms and heavy rain all day on Friday- 70 million people still wish they could be outside with us. I haven't been to the field since Saturday afternoon, but I saw the cooler waist high with flowers from the weekend so I know everything will be exploding with color tomorrow morning when I head out to pick again.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Art Star Philly this weekend!

It's been the most busy few weeks. We've moved our caravan of three to the green countryside of Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania to live in an old stone train station near friends and family (our wonderful friends, Jon and Nogeeshik (and chickens, Badger the pup and Maebe the kitten), live across the street). Amidst all the boxes, we are finally starting to see an end in sight and will have pictures to post soon. Last step are the 6 boxes of framed art and photos to put up (icing on the cake!) Next step is to finish unpacking the kitchen, tackle the ant and stink bug dilemma (peppermint oil seems to be helping with the ants.. stink bugs are spraying their cilantro stink to no avail), and finish unpacking period.

I'm really excited to have a big table for my sewing/business area in our office and lots of room to make a mess. The weaving studio resides in the living room and was assembled yesterday. We've also been working some hours debudding and picking peonies for our downstairs neighbor's business- a great way to breathe in some fresh air and nab what hopefully will be gorgeous photos.

Here's what I've been working on for this weekend's craft show and next weekend's craft show (where I'll be sharing a tent with Albert!) Excited for Art Star's two day show- fingers crossed for big crowds and only enough rain (if there must be rain) to desire a cozy scarf around the neck or head!

Testing a window for light.. still working on the studio setup but have a few ideas yet to try...

That's 34 new scarves (half summer, half winter) to paw through if you're in Philadelphia this weekend!