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The Handmade Market

There were so many delightful artists that were teaching classes at The Creative Connection. Many of them also had a booth selling their wares. The following pics are just a few of the vendors. Remember I am a textile junkie, so my choice of pictures may be skewed to what I love. Sorry?!

 Tinsel Trading’s booth was full of trinkets and treasures. Their whole booth “glittered”.

 Earth Angels featured several artists making their booth hard to ever leave. I sat by her at breakfast one morning and she is a “hoot.” Read her blog and I think you will agree.

More Earth Angels booth…

Oops, more Earth Angels. Aren’t these cool wool rings?

 More… Who could resist this little pumpkin guy?

 Tiffany from Fancy Farm Girl is adorable.  Please go her site just to see the prettiest chicken coop ever!! Yes, I know “pretty” and “chicken coop” are words that should NOT be used in the same sentence, but trust me…
She will also be part of Ruffles and Rust show. (What a great name for a show!)
When: October 22 and 23, 2010
Where: Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe Washington-The Display Hall
Some of the best vendors from around the Pacific Northwest

Another cool artist was Sparrow Reed Gallery.

This makes me smile. How cute are those guys in the fabulously retro suitcase?

Pillows everywhere!

Wool pins and jewelry!

I meet two cute sisters from Anthology in Chicago. They both were wearing
patched skirts that were so cute. There booth and products were just as
cute as they were.
And honey, if you are reading this post I would take any jewelry from Bittersweet Designs.

The Creative Connection- Day 1

I have squeezed in a few minutes to make a blog post about this event. The day so far, classes, shopping the booths at THE HANDMADE MARKET and a nice intimate lunch with Ree Drummond of Pioneer Woman fame and 500 other people.  Each meal is sponsored by a different company. This was the place setting for Ree’s luncheon. A wonderful notepad tied with ribbon and a silver fork from CAKE vintage table & home. We each had a mustache on a stick. If you are a follower of The Pioneer Woman you know she calls her husband the Marlboro Man, hence the mustache on a stick. Also we were allowed to east dessert first- (did I tempt you also with the snippet of the yummy red velvet cake sitting in the corner of this pic?)

 Here is a pic of Ree with her own Marlboro Man mustache drawn on the pic!
Jo Packman introduced Ree as the key note speaker for the luncheon. Ree spoke and entertained us with her light hearted humor.  The luncheon also served Ree’s own Asian Chicken Salad. Delicious! As if this was not enough, Jo and Ree set down on “cozy couch like chairs” on the stage and opened the floor for questions. People were tongue tied to stand up and talk. You have got to understand Jo said you could ask anything you want. I could think of a hundred questions but did not stand up either. One by one the questions started pouring out. We talked about everything from the difference between a hefer and a hereford. We talked about SPANX. We talked about Ethel Merman and Brittany Spears. We laughed and I was amazed at the “realness” of Ree.

The afternoon was full of more classes from jewelry making to wool ornaments and more shopping.
I caught up with Kaari Meng from French General doing a make it and take it project. (her class was sold out so I didn’t do that) My fav Connie and Mary from Country Threads are here with a booth full of pumpkins and all kinds of goodies.

I’ve got to run get ready for dinner with Amy Butler and Mary Jane Butters. I hope to share pictures soon. This is tough work!
Look for the premiere issue (December) of Where Women Cook with the Pioneer Woman on the cover.