scenes from last minute handmade

we did it! we pulled off a last minute handmade gift market at the modern times cafe! it came together despite a job change, a delayed flight from the UK the day before, grading architecture portfolios, late-late-late nights of baking and dying and firing and making, and all the other craziness that swirls around us this time of year. bravo, martha, eireann, cynthia, and julia!

tia setting up her wonderful colors and shapes

eireann‘s festive table (the addition of little lights set the mood)

julia made granola, hot cocoa mix, holiday bread, lip balms, and sewn goods

dylan temte (a modern times cafe co-owner) and his daughter dakota sold colorful drawings

annika kaplan puts together a really great display

cookies, clementines, and three-buck chuck: we know how to throw a party

my table

jewelry artist (and modern times cafe co-owner) emily temte‘s earrings & necklaces

cynthia brought birds and segments, but also made plates, cups, coasters, & necklaces

martha‘s many beautiful scarves

betty jager also puts on an amazing display

full house!

about halfway thru, at 7:30pm, i looked around the room and marveled at the crowd and the amazing work (yes, i spent more than i made, which was the plan all along)… and then i looked at my fellow co-organizers and saw the exhaustion on their faces. at least we were equally spent? and despite how tired we were, and how thankful we are to have it done and behind us, i’m sure a message will appear in early november next fall, saying “hey, anyone wanna put together…”

and we’ll probably all say “yes!”.

9 responses to “scenes from last minute handmade”

  1. rachel awes says:

    all these creations look BEAUTIFUL.
    i’m so sorry to have missed.
    good morning, sleepy dear.

  2. shona~LALA dex press says:

    I’m sure there was a moment when you wondered what you got yourself involved in, but it’s all so wonderful!

    I want to touch the ceramic pieces displayed on top of the wooden crates

  3. Paula Fynboh says:

    Looks amazing! So much time, so much thought and so much talent in one place! Que linda!

  4. julia says:

    it was so awesome! i would definitely say yes to another sale, i’m finding i’m loving these small intimate markets way better than the large craft fairs these days. so glad it all worked out!

  5. tia says:

    thank you thank you for taking photos! it was such a fun night!! i would totally say YES to another sale and could pick-up some preparation-slack next year, too!!

  6. cindy k says:

    it looks awesome and i see the gold letters you spray painted!

  7. Chandler says:

    Looks like it was a fabulous time! Hope it was super successful for all of you—wish I could have been there.

  8. Elena Sunland says:

    Thank you all for a wonderful evening! I loved every minute of it and am so very happy with my purchase!

  9. aimee says:

    can I be part of it next year?? i could see this growing into something huge!

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