September 13, 2009

No Excuses!

Ok, ok, I've been bad about blogging again.  Blame it on work being busy.  Or that last weekend I had a low-grade fever and I overall haven't been feeling the greatest lately.  Or, that my mom was visiting all last week.  Or the fact that we've enjoyed some FABULOUS September weather here in the Windy City..... no more excuses and more blogging, I promise!   

Today I enjoyed some of that beautiful weather while exploring the Renegade Craft Fair on Division Street near my place.  Overall I was totally in awe at the level of creativity found and how LARGE the festival was, but I was a little disappointed in the lack of sewing/quilting/needle art.  There were a few sewers in the sea of screen printers and jewelry artists and painters, but not as many as I had hoped.  I had envisioned coming away with a lot of ideas and inspiration, instead I walked away thinking - "Geee... I need a nap.  And maybe next year I should be a vendor.  I really could DO that.  Few of the vendors there with pillows and purses, etc. were very high quality - my sewing it better than that!   One exception were these little guys.  The artist has a great freehand quilting style - something I'd love to learn to do.   He's for my morning lattes, but my C&B glassware is a pretty good substitute model, don't you think?

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Mandi @ Sweetly Home said...

Super cute! I've always wanted a drink cozie thing.

Emily said...

Hi Mandi! I'm pretty sure I grabbed the artist's card and that she had an Etsy shop - I'll look that up for you tonight so you can check out her full line of cozies. I'm using it right now and LOVE it, although the barista at Starbucks seemed offended I didn't want his cardboard one. :-)

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