Thursday, May 10, 2012
Last month, I was excited to be a vendor at Spring Bada-Bing, hosted by the Richmond Craft Mafia. I had hoped to write about this sooner, but then I got busy with Week in the Life and Crafty Balboa. So let's backtrack a bit to April for a quick recap:
Spring Bada-Bing is a well-organized event and I really love the venue (Plant Zero). There were good crowds and friendly people. I got to chat with my favorite Richmond bloggers (thank you Sherry, John, and Clara for promoting Spring Bada-Bing and supporting local handmade artists!) and it was so fun to meet a few blog readers and a couple people who admitted to "stalking my Etsy shop". Thank you - this is the best kind of stalking and the best compliment! I really had a great time!
My set-up was similar to my display for Richmond's Handmade Holiday in December, but with a few new pieces of art.
My new Whale and Alligator mini block prints, which were featured on Young House Love:
I was set up next to Fisticuffs - a vendor I've always admired.
While I did make my own DIY leather bracelets on the cheap a few months ago, Larry and I couldn't resist buying a couple of Fisticuffs for ourselves:
On the way home, we stopped at Carl's in Fredericksburg for some frozen custard. I am a frozen custard junkie and Carl's has always been one of my favorite treats. Sadly, it didn't live up to my expectations that day - I don't know if the custard was just off that day or if I've been spoiled by the delicious awesomeness of our favorite local custard shop - Frozen Dairy Bar. (I realize I mention Frozen Dairy Bar in just about every blog post, but it really is that amazing!)
Thanks for a great time, Richmond!