Sunday, November 22, 2009

Post-Handmade Market Post

Bernadette and Simon

Bernadette is my first Softie with removable shoes!

Moko, a butch ballerina

Neville and Moko

The Bloomington Handmade Market is over and done. I had the greatest time, it made me want to bake all of my neighbors some cookies---the good kind with large chunks of chocolate inside. I have no pictures of my booth (oh how I neglect you, blog). The market in general was very cozy, in the auditorium of this art center downtown. There were about 40 artists there and I felt a little bit like I needed blinders on, so that I wouldn't run around and cheat on my frugal "I'm broke and having a baby" self, which is to say, everyone had very beautiful, unique, well-crafted things---the kind of things I want filling up my house for my child to look at. Everyone that came in was so nice and friendly and responsive to my work which is a special feeling. A few of my plushes even got spontaneously hugged out of delight which made my face muscles hurt from smiling. I did well, but really it was nice to be a part of a community event that so many great people showed up to. Joseph and I have only lived here for a few years, and yesterday was the first time that it felt like home to me. It also probably helped that I saw about a million bright-eyed babies being bopped around in Baby Bjorns or Moby Wraps and my hormones have me feeling warm and fuzzy to the max!

I have a little bit of a surplus that is going into my Etsy shop right at this moment. This includes 2 paper-clay dolls with movable limbs and Simon (the orange haired boy above) who charms the socks off of me.

This post feels completely self-indulgent. I'm sorry!


Susan said...

Just popping in to say hi and to say how cute these little stuffies are. Hope you are doing well. Take care. Susan

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi nicole!

happy happy thanksgiving!

your new dolls are fabulous! i love the fabrics you chose and the shoes!!!!

have a wonderful holiday!

melissa and emmitt said...

oh! your creations are really cute!!
i love them!

Darby Bayly said...

Oh I am so glad to see you back here and with a breath of fresh air in the form of new Pinks cCheeks! Congrats on the pregnancy! I have a little boy too. Craft now and savour the peace.

And I looooove Bernadette's shoes!

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