Spent the yesterday at the Firefly Handmade craft market in Boulder, just me n’ my girlie girls. It was aaaaaamazing. I’m so in awe. The theme was gypsy market, and it was nothing short of magical. It was in an old abandoned lumberyard, set up in a big circle like an encampment of traveling hip crafters selling out of lumber stalls, VW buses, and Air Stream trailers. There were lanterns strung about, live loungy folk music, families camped out on bails of hay covered in vintage afghans and quilts, noshing on thin crust pizza and trendy cupcakes. I could have stayed all day.
How about a booth in there with some happy, soft n’ crinkly quilts by yours truly?? I think yes. I’m applying for their holiday show. It’s indoors, obviously, but I’m sure equally magical! Hope I get in!
We bought apples in cute cozies…
…and ate them of course…or more accurately, dropped them in the dirt and rinsed them off about a dozen times.
But the highlight of the day was this stunning vintage 1930s dresden I bought!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE (love to infinity) love it. Kinda like a vintage version of Jennifer of Ellison Lane’s Sweet Dreams quilt. LOVE. Dresden is my favorite favorite pattern of all time. So when I spotted this folded up on a retro kitchen step stool in a random little antique booth, I had to snag it. Makes my heart smile. :)
I’ll find a place of honor for it eventually, but for now it’s doing diaper duty… and looking darned cute at that!
In other news, new blocks!! Just whipped out this double star for my We Can Do It Sampler quilt.
Also got this fun block in the mail from a fellow modern guilder! So so cute. Not sure exactly what made me pick a wonky 5-sided log cabin in chartreuse & aqua for my pattern, but I have a feeling it might be PERFECT for a certain yet-to-be-born baby boy down the hall from me. NO I’M NOT PREGNANT! Just sayin’. Maybe…in the far far, long off, distant…well maybe not so distant future. We’ll see!
Have a good week everyone!