It’s been awhile since Molly, Tami and I have all been together at a boutique and the Craft Fair at our local Fall Fest was a perfect place for us to work (and hang out) together! Our community hosts a festival every year, but this is the first year in many years that they included a Craft Fair.
Molly picked me up in the morning and I knew it was going to be such a fun day. The weather was perfect…not quite “fall”…but still gorgeous. Tami joined us at the park and we unloaded everything. There were other vendors already setting up their booths…we even knew a couple of them already which was super fun!
I really enjoyed setting up our booth. We had a 10 x 10 covered area and it gave us the freedom to change up our normal set up. We added an extra table on the side which gave us more space to display our products. Here’s what our set-up looked like.
We had lots of people come through our booth and it was great getting to know people in our neighborhood. It’s amazing that I live in California, but live in a small town where everyone knows each other…I really love this community!
It was also encouraging to meet so many believers…such a blessing! For all of you who dropped by, it was so great to see you!
We even had the 3rd place winner of the Chili Cook-off drop by…Hi, Lisa!
During the Festival, I was able to sneak away a couple times and shop the other booths. There was a really a great selection of vendors. I wish I would have taken more pics…still trying to get a handle on this blogging thing!
I really loved Scrappy Girl Handmades which was right next to us. I always appreciate handmade sewn items. I am crafty in many ways, but sewing is not one of them! Kristen had the cutest little girl pillowcase dresses. Of course I had to get one for my niece! I also scooped up a bib for our little guy waiting in China…love the turtles! You can check out her shop on Etsy at scrappygirlhandmades.etsy.com.
Another booth I loved was Little Happy Baby. I have met Virginia a couple times and have always enjoyed talking with her. She is so super sweet. She and her friend Heidi had tons of adorable baby burp cloths and binky clips. Their stuff was adorable! I was looking through the burp cloths and sharing with Virginia how we had just received a referral for a little one in China…she immediately insisted that she give me a set of the burp cloths as a gift! Then Heidi threw in a binky clip! I was so blessed by their generosity and their shared joy in my news of our baby boy! I simply adore the nautical fabric on the burp cloths!
Late in the day, Molly’s kiddos dropped by the booth. Tami had made the three of us ladies the most adorable aprons (check out her tutorials: HERE and HERE ) and she had made a smaller version for Lucy. So sweet, right?
Here is her brother Colin looking cool:
With the constant stream of visitors to our booth and the lovely breeze, the day just flew by. I really enjoyed the event and loved spending time with Molly and Tami. They are such dear friends and any time I get to spend with them is always a blessing.
It was a great start to the Christmas boutique season!