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Video: Strange Folk Festival 2013

September 30, 2013







Well, it’s finally come and gone, folks. Strange Folk Festival was this past weekend and it was such a good time! I was really happy to have a table next to Hannah and close to Amy, but all our vendor neighbors were wonderful and I had a blast hanging out with them and our awesome, crazy huge crowd of customers! My stuff sold really well and I got to talk to so many sweet, adorable people. I was squealing over cute girls and teenagers every five minutes. :)

You know how people sometimes have huge displays of strength in times of emergency or high stress? Like a mother lifting a bus off of her baby, I have somehow managed the impossible–coming home from a two day craft show and instead of immediately passing out, editing a video about the experience. I know, right? It’s the kind of sickening, productive feat I wouldn’t imagine I was capable of, but here it is!

I had the idea to make a little video at Strange Folk so I tried really hard to remember to keep picking up the camera and walk around when I could to catch little snippets. Just a reminder that I don’t fancy myself a very good photographer or videographer and have no professional aspirations, so go easy on me. Shaky hands and autofocus abounds!

Strange Folk Festival 2013 from Michelle Volansky on Vimeo.

I also want to thank each and every one of you who took the time to visit my table this weekend! I was so happy the whole time, my face hurt! xo

  • Is that a fabric vagina pin?! So amazing, haha.

    ps. Just discovered your blog last night. Your work is adorable. Can’t wait to see more from you. :)

    • Michelle

      Holy shit girl, you are crazy talented!! Thanks for the kind words! Totally following your blog now. :)

      YES IT’S A VAGINA. Haha I saw a customer with one and immediately hunted down the vendor who made them so I could get my own!

      • Haha, I would have done the same. And yey! Glad to make a new blogger acquaintance. :)

  • Love this video, looks like it was such a fun time! I craft fairs are what I miss the most about not living in a larger city, I used to go all the time with my mom.

    It sounds like you sold lots of your stuff, I mean which is no surprise because your stuff is so freaking adorable!

    • Michelle

      Aww, thank you, Amanda! <3 I love craft shows so much. I feel like I'm getting addicted! Haha.

  • Aw man, it looks like so much fun. I need to go to these kinds of shows, more handmade stuff.. more awesome!

    • Michelle

      You totally should, Angel! I’m sure there are some in your area! <3

  • alex

    this was cute michelle, that bassett hound was a star ♥

  • Your table looked so good. I want one of everything. I really liked your video too.I can’t get over the kids play area with the tents and fake fire. So cute.

    • Michelle

      The show organizers are AMAZING and spend months making wonderful DIY kids activities and play areas. It’s incredible!