This Fall is going to be the biggest blur ever. Through October, I’m dealing with the most busy, stressful times in recent memory.
Last week was the St. Louis Fashion Week Kick Off Party and STLFB Awards. It was a blast hanging out at the gorgeous rooftop bar at 360 downtown and was so nice to see all the ladies looking their best! I didn’t win my categories, but the ladies I voted for did, so it was totally cool! ;) I got to bring a few close friends–Myra won my blog giveaway! Whoo-hoo! We enjoyed the spread of tasty appetizers and had a lovely evening.
There are Fashion Week events all over town for the next 10 days. I want to get out there and see some shows and meet some of my favorite bloggers who are flying in, but I’m so busy until after this weekend… we’ll see what I actually get to! If you know which events you’ll be at for sure, let me know! I’m not really sure what to prioritize at this point. :/
This weekend is Strange Folk Festival(!!!), the biggest, most fun craft show in the STL area! I went last year and had so much fun and I am beyond thrilled to be a vendor there this year.
When I went last year I met so many awesome local crafty ladies and handmade businesses–that was the first time I met Amy and Beth! I felt so inspired there and it really lit the fire in me to get my ass in gear and start vending myself! It immediately became a goal of mine to have a table there in 2013, but I admit I doubted myself a bit. I think if 2012 Michelle knew how much my handmade biz would begin and grow by this time in 2013, I would be super proud of myself. It’s a great feeling!
After Strange Folk, I’m looking forward to a couple weeks of downtime to work on some commissions and begin packing our life away. We close on the house on October 15 and in the two weeks between then and Halloween I have to move, vend at another craft show, help organize and execute an event for my day job, go to press with the holiday guide issue of the magazine, and be a bridesmaid in my cousin’s wedding. Yeah, not looking forward to that insanity. It’s going to be so hard, but I’m excited to start living in the house. I keep dreaming about the neighborhood and our giant new bedroom and my basement workspace… I’m just looking forward to life there and I’m ready to start!
So obviously, I apologize in advance for some inevitable slowness around here. I always believe in quality over quantity when it comes to blogging, so I’ll be sharing whenever and whatever I can.
If any of you live close to O’Fallon, Illinois, you should totally try to visit me at Strange Folk! It really is a fun time. 170+ handmade vendors, plus fun activities, and delicious local food vendors! I’m throwing the word “excited” around like a madwoman right now but I’m SO EXCITED! Haha. :) xo