Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Better late than never! Boston Bazaar Bizarre pics

What a day! The crowd was huge all day. There was a loooooooooooooooooong line down the block until 5:00 pm. They gave me a great spot with GREAT neighbors. We had such a good time and all went surprisingly smooth....But very chilly.Indoor pics are tough but I did my best to take a few . The cupcakes were a big hit and so were my glass knuckles button rings.
My neighbors were from Vermont. check out www.thespunmonkey.etsy.com I loved these cute Japanese shoppers above!
Below Ron ran into another Musician and crafter he knew.
Here is a shot of Ron and an someone else from the local music scene who's name I for got...sorry!Just before Christmas I made this chenille and vintage fabric tea set and cake for one of my show customers from the 2007 Madison Bouckville show. She had been patiently waiting for my show season to end so she could place her special order.
Well, sorry it took me so long to get this post up but as I said in the title...Better late than never!


Friday, December 5, 2008

Boston Bazaar Bizarre

All packed and ready to go! Where? The Boston Bazaar Bizarre... At the Castle! We will be at table number 34!
See you there!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Button blowout and other happenings

There is lots going on in my world these days. Above is a link to my big button blowout over on ebay. I am selling off a bunch of my backstock. Time to bring in some new stock...so I gotta make some room.
In addition for sewing for the Boston Bazaar Bizarre, I have been working on some simple sachet sets Out of the Sugar Snap line of fabrics from Melissa Averinos of www.yummygoods.com
Aren't they cute? They have pale yellow vintage chenille on the back...you can even use them in your dryer!
Bella and I are still getting settled in our new place. She gets a huge backyard away from the street to explore.
I love the fall season, a season of change. I hate wearing real shoes though. Wish I could wear flip flops all year long.
Miss Emily need exercise! it's me and the hula hoop for now. Maybe some yoga lessons this winter to keep my butt at a reasonable size. I have always wanted to try yoga, I am pretty bendy and my balance is good. Seems like me and yoga would get along just fine...Sewing all day and selling on line really doesn't burn many calories. I love to cook when it gets colder and that doesn't help either! Don't want to have to dig the fat pants out of storage...
More soon...XO EMILY

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Halloween at home

Had a little fire in the back yard on Halloween. It was cozy and the flames were leapin' in the wind. My sister brought her kids by after dark and Ron was present to play a little acoustic guitar for our enjoyment.
I like to burn stuff...Emily

Friday, October 24, 2008

Wellfleet Oyster Fest 2008 Emily's show pics

I just love this show! It's always a busy one. The Cape is so pretty at this time of year and the weather was great both days. Sunday was a little cold and windy but there were still tons of people around.That's me in the black and white skirt. I bought it from Liza Jane pictured a few pics down.
Czech glass button necklaces and Glass Knuckles button rings available in my etsy shop!
If you are on The Cape you can find Glass Knuckles at Yummy Goods, the prettiest gift shop I have ever seen! Yummy goods is is on rt. 149 in the same building as The Village store. Melissa also sells my cupcake pincushions and vintage image pocket mirrors. Drop in and say hi, it's worth the trip!
Above are some vintage chenille baby quilts and baskets of vintage button, glass button and covered button ponytail holders. Below is a shot of a vintage image covered button this woman bought to pin on her hat. We just attached it with a safety pin through the loop on the back of the button. Cute huh?

The Czech glass buttons were a big hit at this show. You can find them in for sale in small and large lots in my etsy shop. I have a huge selection this year. I save some from each order i make so my show selection just keeps growing. Ron, pictured below, was there to help all day on Saturday then came back Sunday after work to help me with the load out. It was his first craft show. It's less work than Brimfield and a totally different crowd.
Cakes above and a crowd shot below.
Kate of Leave it to Weaver was my neighbor. We have known each other for years. She sells beautifully dyed scarves and pretty small handbags out of very fancy fabrics.
My favorite finds by far were the 2 skirts I bought from Liza Jane. I ended up wearing them both on Sunday...it was so chilly!
I was even visited by the cutest face painting clown shown below...love her overalls!

Ron and Judy above from Pewter Crafter of Cape Cod and below is a booth with really neat-o stuff all made from recycled sweaters and other recycled fabrics.
Below are Emma and Brett from The Elbows rockin' it out for the little kids
The Crowds were thick everywhere all day both days!
On the main stage there were variations of all kinds and lots of local players from lots of local bands playing together in all sorts of forms all day.
All in all it was a great show...Emily

Friday, September 26, 2008

Flea market finds from last weekend

This was my favorite thing I saw at the flea market that I didn't buy. What a cool vintage kid's guitar! It was in beautiful condition.

I did a little shopping at the Wellfleet flea market which is every weekend year round at the drive in on Rt 6. There are a few hearty dealers who sell there in the winter on dry clear weekends but you will find this market is best between May and November.
I found a few nifty bargains. No real winners but a few things to put in my show stock and a few good small things to sell on Ebay this fall. I ran in to some friends and talked to some nice dealers from far away.
Have you listed a free ad for your antiques business with Joe over at www.AntiquesNut.com yet? No? me either but I'm workin' on it.


Thursday, September 25, 2008

He loves me, he loves me!

Yes, it's real...in so many ways! This lovely name tattoo was done by Andrew at Spilt Milk Tattoo on main street, in Hyannis. That blue stuff you see around the tattoo is just leftover transfer from the stencil. Andrew is a new at Spilt Milk and he's the MASTER of hand drawn script. I have a feeling we will be seeing Andrew again soon...
Check out the Spilt Milk website and stop in their shop next time you are on the Cape!


Saturday, September 13, 2008

Back from Brimfield...With lots of pictures...Finally!!

Well, it took me long enough to get this post out. Things in my life are pretty crazy right now. I'm preparing to move at the end of this month, pet sitting a lot, and sewing like mad for the Oyster Fest craft show and the Boston Bizarre Bazaar.
Brimfield was a lot of fun, as usual. I had my love on board to help me. It was his first show and he did a great job with the set up and with the buyers. I remember my first Brimfield show as a seller...completely overwhelming to say the least. We met some horses on the way. Boy did they have a big trailer!
My luv above giving me a break from driving.Above is a shot of the load in procession. Below are the guys who park the buyers down back in our field. I was up before dawn to finish up all the little details before the show opened. Below is a very early morning shot on Friday. We managed to sell every piece of furniture that was in this load. Hooray!Above is me out in my front yard early in the morning. Below is my junque.
Above are Crazy Cakes & some sachet sets. Below you will find more of my junque. That table was the last piece of painted furniture to sell. It went to a friend for a bargain price!

I love boxes and old wooden storage containers!
Below is one of me with one of my nicest customers. She makes funky & fun wire crowns for big and little girls. She made one for me and brought it all the way to Brimfield from Florida. I have the best customers!
Ann Marie is one of my neighbors in the J&J field. She and her husband are a lot of fun. Annmarie has the prettiest Shabby Chic booth in out field. Ron bought me this little silver heart & key charm over in her booth. We added it to my wings necklace. Isn't it cute?

Fabric land above and artville below.

All kinds of Handmade goodies, supplies and vintage goods.

I bought these funky vintage boxes of millinery leaves and flowers at the show.

Below are some shots of other booths in our field. It's not all about me...

Big bunches of similar items all displayed together always catch my eye. Like these old marbles below...

I loved the painted finish on the dresser above. Check out the army of glass slippers below.
Below is a picture of the field as we left in the rain!

That's me on Saturday in the mirror section...

All in all it was a good show even with the bad weather we had overnight Friday and during the load out.

My next show is the Wellfleet Oyster Fest Craft Show on October 18th and 19th

More soon...XO Emily