Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Market Day here I come!

Those who know me, know that I love to create things.
Anything pretty goes.

I started this blogging adventure so that I could share this passion with others and soon I will get the chance to share it on yet another level.

I am going to be a vendor at Market Day this summer!
Ha! - I still can hardly believe it!

What is Market Day? Well, click here and check out their website, and in the meantime I'll fill in the gaps on how this whole wonderfully awesome thing came to be. :)

Market Day is a monthly market in Des Moines that features local art, crafts and vintage finds. It takes place on the first Saturday of every month from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. and coincides with the Farmer's Market downtown

I will be there on May 5, June 2, August 4 and September 1 to debut IF Only Pretty - my very own line of pretties!

Sometime last year a friend at work told me about Market Day and she raved about all the wonderful vendors and encouraged me to check it out. Well, last summer came and went (filled with wedding planning of course), and I didn't get to experience it for myself.

About two months ago, she brought it up in conversation again, and I ventured to their website to see what it's all about. I was intrigued to find out that to participate vendors apply and are either accepted, rejected or wait-listed for the event. 

What are the chances that applications were due the following week?! And what are the chances that I was also working on setting up my Etsy shop at the same time?? 

So I did it!
I applied and waited patiently.
I figured, they would either laugh at the pictures of my pieces I submitted with my application and reject me, or at the very least I'd get wait-listed. 

Deep down (very, very deep down) I kind of had an inkling I had a good shot at it.

Then finally, I received this email:

Even better than I imagined. 
I was accepted and got first dibs (along with a few other lucky vendors who were invited to join) on what days I wanted to participate.

So here we are.
Only a few weeks away, I have been working non-stop and loving every second of it! How could I not?!

I finally get to do do what I love! :)

So come check me out at the Kirkwood Building (300 Southwest 5th Street in Des Moines) on May 5th.

I'll be there with bells on!

*~ Ina

Monday, April 2, 2012

Spring is Here!

As I get ready to wrap up the March Photo A Day Challenge, here is just a quick recap of what's new around here.

Our trees are in full bloom! So pretty - I wish the blooms would last all summer.

Our hostas are on their way. In just a few weeks, these babies will be larger than life!

Just a little something I whipped up for a friend. It was a gift for her son's 2nd birthday. 
(Sorry for the crummy shot.)

We've been on a health kick lately and I couldn't have done it without these awesome carrot cake protein bars. 
Super healthy! Super yummy!

I had some birthdays and other special occasions come up in March - here are a few of the cards I made. 
This yellow one was for my mom.

This blue and pink one I love. 

A few other creations I've completed recently.

Speaking of jewelry, I have a big and exciting announcement coming up very very soon. HUGE.

"Follow me" above and stay tuned!

*~ Ina