(to the tune of "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree")
Rockin' around the Crafty Tree
At the DCDC Swap
Mistletoe hung where you can see
And people shoppin' til they drop!
For the last couple of weeks I have been heavily immersed in all things crafty, frantically trying to beef up my stash of goods for the DCDC Holiday Crafts Fair and Swap Meet (which I also organized). Yes, I've been burning that midnight craft oil, fashioning jewelry, and testing the limits of human patience by convincing myself I could knit a fingerless glove in a day. So needless to say, I've been busy. And thus, I haven't given as much attention to my other creative outlet--this blog. But I am happy to report that the fair is over, and with it my daily crafting quota!
I was one of 13 other vendors participating at the Crafts Fair. Many were other fellow DCDC members, looking for a chance to hawk their wares to the non-traditional crafts fair crowd. There were soap makers, potters, bakers, book artists, clothing designers, knitters (me!), jewelry makers (me!), and more! We all assembled under the pavilion at the Arboretum, for a beautiful day of holiday commerce and just pain old fun. The sounds of Charlie Brown's Christmas kept us in the mood, as we sipped mulled wine, and snacked on yummy baked goods! I sold a few a things at my table, including the felted bag you see in the foreground (one of my big ticket items). I also got commissioned to knit some more wristbands with the DCDC logo (if you look closely you can see one in the picture). And of course, I got some much needed external gratification! Watch Andy interviewed about DCDC on the Tusc Tube by clicking here.