This was what I did on our drive to and from town the other day… tie buttons on cards! (Honestly, I don’t know what we ever did before those handy dandy muffin tins for organizing our buttons. That was one of Jeff’s many great ideas.) Today we are going to set up our booth and display. You can guess what I’ll be doing during the drive.
And any buttons that I’m not able to tie on cards in time for the show? They’ll go in the button jar. (On sale! Even though they are perfectly good buttons!) Those of you who visited our booth at the Black Sheep Gathering last year will likely remember our jar of sale buttons, $1 each. We couldn’t believe how popular that jar was. People had so much fun dumping out the jar, spreading them out, and searching through all those buttons. The delight people had when they found a treasure they were excited about was so much fun to watch! We will be having a sale jar again this year (and perhaps more than one for those that cost a little more, we’ll see how many I end up with.) I get “seconds” buttons that build up around here and the button jar is such a great way to offer them. Many of them only have a small blemish, so there are some incredible deals in there. Speaking of good deals, we are also having a sale bin for some of our buttons on cards. They have either been around for awhile, the card got crumpled (and I haven’t had time to tie the buttons on a new card), or they have a small blemish. You’ll find incredible deals there as well, some cards are even marked down more than 50% off!
Since we have so many different offerings in our regular booth at the Eugene Saturday Market, we only bring two containers of buttons each week. (Which is a very small portion of all the buttons that we have made.) But for the Black Sheep Gathering, we bring all of our buttons. And folks, we’ve got a whole lotta buttons right now!
In our booth you’ll also find the gorgeous new shawl pins that Jeff has been so busy making, along with some really fun new things. (Knitting jewelry and knitting humor magnets, fiber animal jewelry and magnets, and animal crossing signs.) You can find our WoolyMossRoots booth at the Black Sheep Gathering this weekend in booth F4. (You can see a map here.)
Friday, June 19, 9AM to 6PM
Saturday, June 20, 9AM to 5:30PM
Sunday, June 21, 9AM to 4PM
For those of you who have been to the Black Sheep Gathering before, the marketplace has been moved this year to the exhibit hall. (The same building where we have a booth at Holiday Market each year.) You can find a map of the Lane County Fairgrounds and directions here. Just a note: Bracken and I will not be there all three days, so if you are traveling from afar to see us and want to be sure you do, send me an e-mail so we can connect on days.
I’m really looking forward to delving into the world of fiber that is the Black Sheep Gathering!
P.S. Oh, and another thing I wanted to mention. Two favorite companies of mine (who also happen to be WoolyMossRoots sponsors) are going for a grant that would greatly benefit their businesses in so many ways. You can vote for more than one business that is participating. I cast my vote for both of them. If you would like to vote for them, I know they would really appreciate it. You can vote for Sweet Skins here and Scratch and Peck Feeds here.