Thank you to everyone that came for a visit at the Fall Fibre Shindig yesterday! Shindig is always so fun, and the customers that come down are central to that magic. Thank you for hosting another great day, Clair – and thank you to Myrna and her volunteer team for ensuring our post-surgery Jay wasn’t lifting. It takes a village and we’re so happy to be Shindiggers.
Vending at Shindig comes with great risk because I want to spend all of our earnings at the other vendor booths!
Here’s some of the things that I couldn’t quite resist:
- Yarn! I have a weaving project in mind that marries Fibre Goddess “All Cheap and Debonair” with Sea Turtle Fibre Arts’ “Blue”. Flock’s “You Cant Take The Sky From Me” will be weft against a second skein warp of the same that I picked up at Prairie Fibre Fest! Prairie Dye Studio BFL “Siren” will be paired with (not seen) luscious teal of Poppy Yarn and Fibre’s “Forty-Two”. I also picked up a sweet little owl place marker from Prairie because oh so sweet.
- I also scored big with a custom mug from Jacquie of The Wicked Potter with the heart placed on my hometown. I ordered the mug before the show because I’m sneaky like that and then I snagged some of her lovely soaps.
- Kathy Lycka supplied her art on earrings and my absolute fave are the red Warrior Woman set. Not seen are the Princess Leia set because they are in my ears!
- EllSpins “Yer Mom” button cracked me up when I chose it as random from their bin. It hits my super immature sense of humour! Tamara is so fun.
I would have shopped so much more if I wasn’t vending – I missed many booths! (Probably a good thing for my wallet).
I don’t just make things by hand, I buy things that are made by hand. If you are going to have things surround us in our life, make them beautiful, worthwhile, and grounded in artisty. There’s something special knowing that my tableware, yarn, jewelry, clothing are made by people I’ve met and supported.