Friday, January 23, 2009

Winter Folk Festival In Florence (with Devorah Dolphin!)

Devorah Dolphin was very excited to get to go to the Winter Folk Festival in Florence with me. So excited, she could barely wait and she anxiously climbed on my luggage while I finished getting ready!

She claimed shotgun before I even got to the car!

Catherine of Bobcat Beads was quite a bit more easygoing once we got to the fair to set up.

I was happy with my new display for my earrings next door at Silly Dolphins Jewelry

This was the first time I didn't have a big heavy box or something behind my display!

I moved the earring display forward the next day, but I like to make use of any kind of doublesided booth when I can, like here--

Practical Rabbit, as always, looked just out of this world!!

Alley was surprisingly awake!!

Practical Rabbit was next to the entrace area. All of our booth spaces were visible from the seating area where diners would sit.

Some Prettys.

Some more prettys.

Some more prettys of a different sort. These are some of Lovely Jewels opulent jewelry.
Who is that hiding in the back?

It's Jennie!!

I think she wanted to hide a little.

But she can't hide when I put my camera over our heads.

Later that night, Devorah Dolphin was so excited, she had trouble settling down.

She finally got cozy though.

But was wide awake early and watching the sun rise when I got up!

She was a bit rambunctious back at the festival....

...getting into things....

...getting out of things....

...jumping over things (here, some of Bobcat Beads fabric origami boxes and fabric bead bracelets)...

I had her take a Time Out over by my stuff.

But even though she was being a little hyperactive, she is a good hearted dolphin after all. So soon, I took her over to visit with Alley back at Practical Rabbit.

She tried to help Alley out by doing a little modeling. Quite an endeavour considering she doesn't have arms or legs!
She did her best.

I should have realised she might be getting a little hungry...

Not sure how that mushroom reacted with her, hmmm....

She tried to help Alley demonstrate what NOT to do with little felted gnomes by singing and acting out a little song. Lets see....ummm...
"Little gnomes like to come out to play!
They like to see the light of day!
They don't like being stuck up in holes!
Like in your mouth! Or in your nose!
They don't like playing stuck in your ear!
They don't like being stuck up your rear!
errr, I forget the rest. But they did a rousing chorus!

Afterwards, she did some dolphin tricks.

(So she said, I think she was trying to eat this guy.)

After her dancing and singing a prankster tricks she was thirsty so she had a little water and settled down again.

She was very chill on the way home.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Congratulations to all of the Florence Winter fair crafters. It sounded like fun trip, and worth the drive. I love Louise's photos!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

This was an Etsy event from last Summer that I thought I would put up some photos about now. It was, as you can tell from the flyer, a fundraiser for Relay for Life held in front of the Oregon Community Credit Union offices on Chad Drive.

Here's Charity of Slaphappy Drums looking rather happy and cool in the shade-

Ok, I've said I'm bad at names, and here's another friendly face I don't know by name but she had some lovely glass pieces and bags.

Jennie of Lovely Jewels and I were having a "High Noon Quick Draw Camera Shootout" in the street.

I won.

I never caught these peoples names but these birdbaths/plant stands/what-do-you-want-them-to-be made out of various glass pieces looked great in the sun. And these are the small pieces!

Some clothing that Ashley of Bullfight was vending--

Ashley was sharing a booth with Brandi of Crye's Creations. Here is some of Crye's Creations on display--

And here is Brandi!

Kiley chatting it up with a customer of products from her shop, KupoKiley.

Around the corner and we find Catherine of Bob-cat Beads with a handsome display of her handmade fabric beads, cloth origami flying horses and boxes.

This was my booth in all it's glory. Silly Dolphins Jewelry looking pretty silly this day, I'd say.

I Can see Novena of Castaways and Susan of SEHWhat! ...but where's Pam of psodesign and Dinglewear?

One thing about bringing online shops to craft fairs--not many of us have signs or banners to tell us who's who. But I know that one booth is definately Lovely Jewels!

...Oh, now there's Pam! She was hiding behind her display. I fooled her by wandering over by Jennies booth doubling back, I guess.

Elies Felties had a field Day!
Well, we were all out in a field, so I guess I could call it that. Max looks happy.
And I can see my dolphin sitting right up front!

These pigs look happy, suspiciously happy after a day in the sun.


Monday, January 12, 2009

Fall ASUO Street Fair

We had a good group of people show up with a nice variety of things to sell at the Fall 2008 ASUO Street Fair on the U. f. O campus in our namesake city of Eugene.

You can't go wrong with having mustaches and undies from Bullfight in one of your front displays at a fair! Also visible up in front here are things from Practical Rabbit and Bliss Monkey Studios.

Here is an overview of our booth on one of the days--

There is Ashley to the right.

A big thanks to Aly the Red for signing us up and reserving two booths for us to display our wares!

We had a number of people and a fairly large space so we would move things around over the course of the three days the fair went on to rotate peoples displays front to back and from insides to a bit more outside. I only have photos from I think the last day so things are in the same place in all the photos.

Here is the side of our booth, with access so people can browse through bloomers and skirts from Yodamoon on either side. My jewelry (SillyDolphinsJewelry) is to the right and my button display.

Our booth from the back. There was access but we tried to limit it so we didn't have too many points to watch.

People were a bit shy about having their pictures taken.

I'm awful with names.

What a good combination for an attempt at bloggery!!

Most of what I have are pics of our booth.

This is the other half of the back, with my jewelry and a walk through area.

Our booth had a lampost with a large hanging flowering plant on it on one side which was a bit in the way of our canopy and a flower planter on the other side which gave us a blank corner around from the planter on the street side, which pretty much defined our booth space. So we set one booth back a bit further on the sidewalk than our booth outline a little to not upset the hanging plant, and set up displays as far out into the street as we could on both sides. We took a little extra room, in otherwords, than our outline had been. No worries, we were being good to a living plant and the planter set up the walk space so no problems.

Here's Alley of Practical Rabbit and Ashley of Bullfight and ...I'm feeling bad cuz I can't remember her name...with the cool hats ....standing in the street in front of our booth.

We took turns wearing the 'money bags' and playing cashier and would write everything down as we sold them, although we were all responsible if we saw someone was ready to pay for something. Alley kept missing the money pocket while I was wearing it and would shove money into my baggy pants pocket pretty regularly.

I swear I made sure it all made it into the till pocket!


I shouldn't try and do a finger mustache when I'm using my camera.