A friend of mine usually tells me about these little pop-up markets that we have downtown at one of the strips of boutiques. Last Friday night they decided to sort of randomly host one. It's held in front of a tattoo parlor, bead/jewelry shop, upscale restaurant, used bookstore/coffee shop, and recording studio. It's the one part of town that is geared towards the more artsy community.
It was a perfect day for having the market. It didn't rain despite the rain chances we had. Nor was it deathly hot. The pop-up shop ran from 3 until 7. Great timing! There was just enough time to finish making more items, pick up Kelsey from school, and go home to finish preparing. We had gotten there about a half hour after it started.
I whipped up a bunch of phone clutches and coin purses. I brought some wallets, card wallets, and card holders. I don't care how long you prepare for a craft show you will always feel like you aren't ready.
I made myself a little bunting banner as well for a bit of signage. I made the mini buntings out of vintage sheets, and I embroidered "create." on each pennant. I made the pennants with my embroidery machine as well and stitched them together with some vintage twill tape. I really like the effect of it.
|My wee helper|
They also had some nice entertainment. There was this gentleman who was a one-man band that did some nice covers for some oldies. He played the guitar and harmonica extremely well. That is one thing I do like about Auburn; when they have events, they commission local musicians. The musicians tend to be very folksy or soulful, just the music I like!!
I also nabbed a snapshot of this incredible string of lights that were overhead. I thought they complemented the sky well, and it was such an earthy, organic feeling. I always love to look at this string of beauties when I'm down at this little strip.