I took some pictures around our booth on Saturday, to share with you.
We’ve been hanging all our wool creations at the front of the booth and they’ve been pulling people in, which has been wonderful.
This is the needlefelted elf I mentioned in my Gratitude Sunday post. Finished Friday evening, to his new loving home early Saturday morning! I filled him with lavender and cedar. I intended for him to go in someone’s knitting basket to naturally help protect their wool and lo and behold a knitter snatched him up right away. I needlefelted his elf face onto a piece of felted sweater. He was so fun to make.
I made this cowl out of the same felted wool sweater.
I added some buttons in reclaimed sassafras to it
I got the idea to make this cowl because we were all sold out of my handknit cowls. I told Jeff “I wish we had a cowl for our market booth tomorrow..” and a lightbulb went off. Why not make one out of a felted sweater? I love the way it turned out. (And I rescued the sweater from the thrift store. It was no longer being worn as it had a few moth holes in it. Now it’s been made into all kinds of things.)
The wooly clutch purse (behind) and a lavender filled heart that I made out of wool.
The last two tiny felted pouches left. More on the way!
Jeff finished making his first wool purse! He was excited. He felted around a stone to create the base and then needlefelted his design on it. Then he added a madrone button and a leather strap. He’s been creating a lot of spirals in his artwork lately, which I love.
You can see our $20 inlay pendants in the background
Buttercup the Blueberry Gnome making passerby’s smile and our thrifted pizza pan covered in magnets. With the magnets at the front of the booth, they’ve been getting a lot more attention and appreciation.
I have a woodburner on my wishlist. I do most of the handwriting on our magnets and then Jeff hand carves each one and then paints in the letters. We’ve been selling them all for $12 because that’s what price they sell at (and even offering 2 magnets for $20 in our market booth) but they are a lot of work to be selling at that price. If I could start wood burning them instead it would make all the difference in the world!
A second purse Jeff finished. Also with a madrone button. People kept remarking on the bright colors as they passed by throughout the day. If Jeff wasn’t in the booth, when he returned I would tell him “someone else was admiring your new purse” and that would make him smile (and make him want to get home and felt some more!)
Earrings in reclaimed black walnut, buckthorn (yellow), sassafras (bark around edges), and madrone. The madrone earrings cracked after Jeff made them, but I personally thought it looked really cool and added a lot of character. The shells came from my sister, that she brought back from New Zealand. Jeff made a few into earrings for last weekend.
A sweet customer picked out some sassafras earrings. Look how perfectly they match her cowboy hat! She said she didn’t mind if I took a picture.
Bracken being adorable and silly in the Ergo.
“I want some milk mom!”
Usually Bracken takes his nap in the middle of the market day. Last Saturday he slept for a few minutes in the morning and then didn’t take his nap until we were packing up at the end of the day.
It doesn’t matter how many times Bracken falls asleep on me, it fills my heart up every time.