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One more day at the Glebe Craft & Artisan Fair…

November 15th, 2009

Just a quick update after the first day and a half of the Glebe Craft & Artisan Fair… so far, it’s been great — and I’m looking forward to another full day tomorrow. Details for any Ottawa-folk:

Sunday, November 15th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
at the Glebe Community Centre (175 Third Avenue, at Lyon) — free admission

Drop by, say hello, and you’ll see dozens of terrific artisans, such as…

  • Jennifer and Bette Reid of Crazy Bliss; I’d chatted with Jennifer a bunch through etsy, and this was our first time meeting… very cool to see her hilarious cat cards in person:

  • Myrosia Humeniuk, whom I know from ultimate frisbee; she paints friendly critter canvases and unbelievably detailed Ukrainian eggs:

  • Melonie Higashi (with super-assistant Michelle) and her gorgeous jewelry, which you may have seen featured here before. It’s Mel and my one-year anniversary, since we met at this show last year :)

  • Three Cheers Cupcakes, made up of partners Kristin Ferguson (pictured below on the right) and Dee Newman (who was busy baking off-site). So Dee’s boyfriend Brad (on the left, of B. Goods -a bakery-) is helping out, and just happened to have snagged my last gold See How They Run tee:

And a close-up of their unbelievable lemon cupcakes, which have a dollop of lemon curd in the centre, *drooool*. I’ve eaten one a day so far:

  • Sharon Ripley of Mosaic Art and Decor, whose copper-dipped leaves are just as gorgeous as her mosaics. We’re back-to-back neighbours, and I’ve really enjoyed chatting with her:

The room is packed with talent, I tell ya.

On a personal level, I’m enjoying the show a lot. Highlights so far:

  • friends dropping by with their rah-rah-rahs!
  • seeing friends of yore for the first time in years and having a little catch-up (Hiya Anjali!)
  • return customers who tell me that the shirts they bought from past shows were a hit… and a couple of these folks were actually wearing the tees they got from me last time
  • one customer who found me using etsy’s geolocator, and who contacted me to hold a print for her to pick up… how flattering is that?

Hopefully Sunday is as hoppin’ as Saturday was… These events are always a little tough to bounce back from — the fatigue of the show itself (setting up, being “on”, sore feet) and the lack of a weekend… but they are also the most rewarding and encouraging part of this gig.

The lemon cupcakes are, well… icing on the cake :)

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  1. November 15th, 2009 at 07:26 | #1

    Great post Emily!
    We’re loving the Glebe show and have lots of hightlights that are similar to yours! I love this show and all the amazing talent that’s there.

  2. Anjali
    November 15th, 2009 at 12:08 | #2

    Nice to see you at the show Emily. I’m astonished that you have the energy to blog after a full day on your feet. Wow!

    I’m sad that I cannot pop into the show again this afternoon as I had hoped. However I will catch up with you and your terrific wares at Ladyfest. Lookin’ to get my hot hands on some of your nifty baby stuff this season. Can’t wait!

    Take care and see you soon. XO.

  3. November 15th, 2009 at 18:35 | #3

    Hey, Emily! Cute pics! It was a pleasure to meet you and we’re so glad you enjoyed the lemon cupcakes!


  4. November 16th, 2009 at 09:54 | #4

    Hey Emily! Great to meet you over the weekend. :) I daresay that Brad looks quite handsome in your t-shirt!

    I guess we’ll be seeing you again at Ladyfest very soon… We’ll be sure to bring some lemon cupcakes for ya!


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