As I sit down to recap Crafty Feast, a few things come to mind. One of them is the unofficial creed/motto of the Postal Service:
?Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.?
This has inspired me to come up with my own unofficial motto for Crafty Feast
(hope this is OK with you, Debi!):
?Neither rain, thunder, lightning, gnarly winds (and I mean GNARLY) will stop our Vendors, Volunteers, or Attendees from coming out and having a great time. Mother Nautre, we love you, we respect you, we appreciate you. BUT! Remember this: Crafty Feast will overcome any obstacle you send our way and we will PREVAIL!?
OK, so maybe if electrocution and snow were added to the mix we may have 86?d the event but you get what I mean, right?
I arrived at 7:30 in the morning and one of the first things I saw as I walked around the corner of the Nickelodeon Theatre was this:
As I watched the workers of Celebrations put up the tents, I thought to myself, ?Where?s Debi??
Before I could even finish my thought, I see two people in a golf cart coming my way, Debi, the creator of Crafty Feast, who was donning a kilt (which I did not get a picture of her wearing, damnit!) and her boyfriend, Derrick, who was wearing a cowboy hat. Then later a hard hat but trust me, he wore a lot more than two hats that day, metaphorically speaking.
I can?t remember exact times but pretty soon volunteers and vendors started to show up. We did get a few sprouts of rain and my biggest concern was for the vendors. I hoped if they were traveling from afar, they would be safe and that none of their pieces would be ruined. I remember this vendors art for two reasons:
One, his art was different (and I like different!).
Two, he MUST have shellac?d those bad boys because no amount of rain we received had any affect on them. I forgot to find out his business? name or get a card so, Artist-whose-work-is-made-of-steel-like-Superman, if you are reading this, let me know!! Also, I wanna know your secret. Is it shellac??
Onto more vendors! Before I continue I must say this: I enjoyed the work of all the vendors that were at Crafty Feast. Since I was volunteering/working, I am was not able to get pictures of all them. The pictures you see are ones I took when I had time and wasn’t avoided Mother Nature’s merciful winds! OK?! To see all the vendors go to Crafty Feast’s website
or “Like” them on Facebook
As I continued to browse, I came across another vendor:
She sells screen printed textiles and paper goods:
One more thing: So my sister came to help out. Um……yeah. She did a great job
shopping, modeling, oohing and aahing,drinking my smoothie
, volunteering. All jokes aside, she really did help when it came down to the nitty gritty. We always have fun when we are together. And NO! We are NOT twins. She’s older. Much older. HA! Just kidding! (*whispers* not really). You will see her in some of the pics so I wanted you to know who this person is.
Attention Vendors: If any of you are ever looking for a model , my sister would be more than happy to do it. Doing an infomercial? She’s your girl. Plus, her reactions will be truly genuine.
Tom Kat Originals. They take leather, records, vintage/antique jewerlry and turn them into fabulous pieces. Watches, rings, bracelets, purses, wallets.etc
She bought the one with the studs! Hasn’t taken it off since.
Gorilla Dust Designs
She found a great way to use old spoons and scrabble pieces:
Each bracelet spells a word on the back:
That’s 13 points!!! Get it??
Marbles by Mike. He has what your gameroom is missing. You know that peg game that is on every table at Cracker Barrel? Well, he has stepped it up with marbles:
The game in action:
As you see at the end of the video, the model made an illegal move.
She was reprimanded and took her lashes gracefully.
Another ingenious invention by Mike:
When asked to bring a dish to a party, this perevents from looking like a crazy person running into the house yelling, “Watch out, ya’ll! It’s hot!”
You can adjust to for different sized items.
Great art. Great hairstyle:
Not Made in China. I will let her buttons do the talking:
For the IT geek:
I also like how she had her jewerly displayed:
A fellow Mixologist:
Shea butter. Love me some shea butter.
Birdies by Shayna. Love her pieces. Love her accent!
Hand dyed and painted scarves:
Vintage sewing patterns repurposed into purses!
As mentioned, there was a whole lot more vendors out there. Please check out the site (mentioned above).
Crafty Feast was a blast. It was great to see so much creativity in one place. Not only did I have an awesome time but I was able to knock off another 30 before 30 goal