I have this idea that people do things like watch TV or sit around in their jammies reading books on a Saturday, or have friends over, or even leave their house once in a while for a non-grocery-or-school-related-activity, but based on my own experience the past few months, I'm dubious. We just finished a 23-week-long construction inside the space in which we live and work (and the space, crazily, didn't get an inch bigger, it was just torn apart and put back together to feel bigger and work better for us). In the midst of that, I somehow created my second booth for quilt market, and even managed to get away to Houston (unless I dreamed it). So, even though it seems like years later, I want to take a moment to document that experience and thank everyone who helped me.
I went to market, not only to show off my new fabric line Ruby Star Sparkle, but to talk about my new book, Ruby Star Wrapping!
Of course I brought my latest Gelaskins with me, including a new design based on my vinyl prints from last spring. (Look out for typewriters coming soon!)
I'm so fortunate to have such great friends to help sew samples for Market. Gina Pina made up a bunch of projects from my book, including some aprons that roll up to hold your gifts (see the little yellow echino bundle under the tree), several casserole covers and a handful of Melody-didn't-mean-to-make-it totes. One of the casserole covers doubled as a perfect sticker basket. Sara of Sew Sweetness, who is famous at market for her amazing dresses, made a fabulous Serendipity Studio Zoe dress (those pleats!). Ali, who also helped sew for my spring booth, made up some rollerskate floor pillows and a couple of crocheted tea towels that reminded everyone of their grandmother in the best way. And then there was Jen. Jen not only whipped up a delightful apron, and a couple of piped pillows, and an amazing quilt, but she also threw a weekender in, just because she can. These ladies are amazing.
This is my new line of crocheted trims for Kokka!
P.S. Thanks, Steffani, for the awesome tape measure!