We have a booth!

My mother-in-law and I decided to take on a booth at the Lazy Daisy in Rock Island and as of today we are officially set up! The Lazy Daisy is a collection of booths much like a craft fair. I think there are about 15 booths total and they feature a variety of goods including antiques and handmade goods. You can also find Life is Good clothing and Hape toys. For the next month or so it will be open on Friday and Saturday 10-4:30. As you are driving towards the park the Lazy Daisy is on the right after turning through the Rock Island arch. It’s just past an antique store in the old post office, which is just past Rock Island market.

So, how about a tour of our booth?! I have a variety of sewn goods and plans for more. Here you can see some little girls skirts ranging from size 18mo to 4T.Image

I’ve been having a lot of fun playing with pockets lately. This one is 4T.Image

This one is wool and I think it’s a 3T.Image

Here you can see a patchwork pillow and baby blanket.Image

And of course I have some natural dyed scarves.Image

There is a lot more detail going on than you can see in the group pic. Here’s a close up a silk scarf dyed with beech nuts and roobios tea.  The beech nuts gave the overall color and the tea was used to give it a textured look.Image

This one is a cotton infinity scarf and I just love this look that I’ve been getting by dipping scarves in a walnut bath and letting the dye dry on the scarf before rinsing. Image

Here’s that dip and dry technique on silk.Image

We also have lots of old windows that my mother in law repurposes by adding fabric backing, chalkboard paint, and hooks. These would be perfect in kitchen, mudroom, office… ok you could probably find an application for them in almost any room! You can also see a couple of my baby gowns and my sister in laws gorgeous burlap and chevron wreaths.Image

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The ladder shelves are holding a few hand bound journals, a felted wool table runner (it’s a really small one for use on a buffet or something of the like), and also some Tanaznian wax batik bags. Image

The Tanzanian bags are all a fundraiser. Proceeds will go to the purchase of milk goats and laying chickens on the Neema House farm.  Neema House is an outreach to orphaned children and broken families in Geita, Tanzania, East Africa. You can read more about Neema House here.

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And don’t miss the jewelry on the back side of the ladder. You really need to see these in person. They are such great colors with great sparkle to light up these dreary winter days.Image

So there it is! If you are in the area I hope you’ll stop in and see for yourself. I’ll try to update here as we add new items so stay tuned.

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