Monday, May 17, 2010

Craft Showing Without A Car...

So as most know, I sold my car over two years ago. After moving a lot of heavy craft supplies this winter, I decided that this summer I would start selling things again, and not move them again next winter. I had been pondering getting a car as I'd like to get more into mountain biking and cyclocross, but I can't really justify those as valid reasons, so this summer's craft season would need to be done via Xtracycle. I invested in a light coat rack for the purses, a light camping table and a light folding chair. I used two Mountain Smith Cubes (possibly one of the most useful pieces of gear I own) and made a holder for the coat rack. Also invested in a jigsaw and made new jewelry stands that pack flat.
It did not look as cute as I had envisioned it (actually, it was noted that it looked like a homeless can collector), but I have plans to tweak it, and create more coordinating bags for next month. Overall though, it handled much better than expected, was lighter than expected (some days when I have my work stuff, workout clothes, swimming stuff & grab the farmshare, I think it's heavier) and I live less than a mile from the venue. Putting the two heaviest items ontop of the snapdeck instead of using the wideloader helped greatly. I was cruising at about 15mph, which isn't much less than I normally ride at.
One thing learned from this- most people (including myself) schlep much more stuff than needed to a craft show. I feel like I could have left a jewelry stand and a few bags at home.

Sunday, May 16, 2010


, originally uploaded by Petie_in_Cbus.

Found in the chalk-refilling station at the gym!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Back at it, a bit

Thanks to everyone who came out to the trunk show at Studio 35. A few of my items a listed at Since I'm back on the craft circuit, the blogging will pick back up a bit so a week recap is provided below!

Climbing at Whittier Park, decent beers at the the Shrunken Head, new jigsaw - which is not made for left-handed people. (Seriously, with southpaws accounting for such a high percentage of industrial accidents, who still designs things this way?!). Road about 2+hrs of TOSRV, hawked my wears.

Friday, May 07, 2010

Saturday at Studio 35!

Pirate Necklace, originally uploaded by Petie_in_Cbus.

Members of the Crafty Cotillion and I will have little tables set up at Studio 35 for the showing of Handmade Nation
I'll have some of the newer items and some of the old standbys (as pictured above), and it'll be the first time selling out in about 2 years...
It's taken a bit of effort to get the movie into Cbus, so come out and show your support. (and get that last minute gift for mom!)
Crafty Trunk show from 1-3, then the movie shows at 3pm!