Crafty Weekend Success

First of all let me just say a great big thank you to everyone who came out this past Sunday for the first ever Local Lumpkin Look See in Downtown Lancaster. I believe the event was a big success! So thank you for Lumpkin hunting and for shopping local this Holiday season!
Now, you know it's a busy weekend if it takes you until Thursday to post about it. Yes, with two craft shows and a swap to get ready for, I was sure swamped (don't get the impression that I'm not still). City Art Market(CAM) was again a chilly success. There were so many more vendors this year and lots of handmade choices for all the shoppers. It was great seeing so many of Lancaster's craftiest out this weekend. Here's a picture of the booth set up, which was a hit. I bought another small 4' table for the event and I still felt too cramped. Maybe I need 2 of those? Expansion! Everyone was really nice and the booth was very well received. I don't even have a fraction of my items listed on ETSY so people are shocked to see all the stuff I actually have in stock. Me too sometimes. That's my favorite part of craft shows- looking at the whole collection of Lumpkin goods on display. It makes me feel like I've actually accomplished something when all of the little projects get added together into a mass. And as its fun to remember back to my first show (the one where I met Rachel-Marie and she introduced me to Etsy) with the little card table and a few paper dolls- and see how much the business has grown. Winter Fair was so nice this year. I actually made time to attend the adults only preview dinner. It was so lovely. Lorenz and I (+baby) got to sit in the "romantic seating" they had set up in front of the arched window on the landing. I wish I had a shot from that night it is so beautiful the way they set up the school with lights and trees and decorations. I just love it!
On Sunday is when the chaos ensues. The wild children of Waldorf take over the halls and the Holiday season officially begins with cookie cottages and crafters and good food and of course the pocket lady. I got to see a dear friend Erika Miller(Kurt and my German teacher from high school) and she got to meet C3 for the first time. It was so nice to see her, she is the best person with babies.The older girls also had a fabulous time with their school pals.I got to trade with a bunch of people for some Christmas gifts. Including some glass goodies from Keysha and I finally scored a Janell Wysock piece in exchange for this fun hood of mine. Here is Janell modeling it. (I really need to get a picture of my great new shrug too.)
Yesterday I finally finished up the stuffing swap and shipped out 8 little batiked Lumpy's to their new homes. When I was trying to think of something to make for the swap I couldn't seem to get the idea out of my head to make these and then I waited until last Thursday to start making them right before my craft weekend! It sounds like a nightmare but really enjoyed every bit of those little Lumpy's. I hope their new little owners enjoy them as much as I did making them. I made a little photomontage to remember our time together and bid them farewell.Well that's all for now.
Tonights projects include 5 loads of laundry,
making 7 assorted Christmas stockings,
mooching 1 dinner from Grandma
(and a partridge in a pear tree).


ruralmamma said...

super cute setup..

Abby said...

Frau Miller.
I miss her.
I get to see her about once every 2-3 years.
I gotta get in touch.

C3 is a beauty.
But who didn't expect that.

leah said...

ooh the lumpkins. they are so soft. i can't wait to give them to the girls. thanks for being one of my elves!

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