Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Table 108

Still reveling in the adrenaline rush from the Bust Craftacular on Sunday. So much fun!

It was great to see some favorite vendors from past shows, including Megan and Michael from Harrilu, who we met in Austin and Brookadelphia, who hail from NYC and shared in the rain-soaked adventure that was Renegade Chicago.

Equally exciting was meeting some new vendors --- most notably Bunny Butt Apothecary and Lois Aronow Porcelain. I got some awesome soap and lotion from Bunny Butt and let me tell you, I can't stop using it. My hands have been in pretty rough shape these days (getting attacked with a jewelry file day in and day out!) and the delish Masala Chai Whipped Cream moisturizer is nursing it back to health. And from Lois Aronow I got the AMAZING mug I've been lusting after for a year now! I'm drinking out of it right now and it's even more lovely in real life than I could have ever imagined.

As for the action over at the Sprout Jewelry table, luckily Jenny and Mikey D were on hand to help me out. And thank god for Elsie Q, who helped me set up and ran out to Home Depot at 10am to buy a much-needed house plant for my display. Gotta love her for that!!

Oh, here is Mikey D and Ang the night before Bust. They helped me do some jewelry prep, before heading out to the bar.

After all the energy and anxiety that has accompanied my life since September, it's really sad that the holiday shopping season is essentially over. No more big shows to obsess over, no more racing through the airport with a huge suitcase full of jewelry displays. Honestly, I'm pretty proud to say that Sprout Jewelry went coast-to-coast this year and SURVIVED. Hell yeah!!! Now it's time to Rock N Roll in 2009!

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