Whew! I'm still recovering from an amazing weekend at the Detroit Urban Craft Fair — what a fantastic experience with so many enthusiastic shoppers and such a supportive, warm environment. I got to see some of my favorite crafters and all-around awesome folks. Not to mention, the venue — the Fillmore Theater — was spectacular. I'm sad I didn't get a photo of the marquee with the DUCF in lights, but you can have a glimpse over on Bethany Louise's recap.
I remember coming to the DUCF at the Fillmore two years ago as a shopper. I had only been in Michigan for a few months and pretty much knew no one other than the boy. I borrowed his truck and drove into Detroit for my first time ever. There were snow flurries in the air and I incredibly was excited and thrilled to be attending a crafty event.
I was immediately bowled over by the level and diversity of craft on display. I had no idea at the time that I would have the opportunity to be a part of this wonderful creative community. I came away so inspired that just two weeks later I opened an Etsy shop (yesterday was my two-year Etsy-versary!) and started to focus on drawing. I was still looking for a day job and quickly growing frustrated. I found some sense of peace and accomplishment in the drawing. I was also doing an awful lot of knitting and cooking and decided to share a little bit of all of this on this blog.
So it was all the more exciting to drive up to the Fillmore this year as an active participant and to feel connected to so many of the wonderful people who make, share and inspire me in so many ways. I feel so lucky to be here and to know all of you — thank you! And a big thank you to all of you lovely blog readers who give me support in more ways than you know!
And last but not least — a special thank you to Amanda from the Dang Argyle for being my carpool buddy this weekend — you rock!
I'll be back later in the week with a couple of tasty recipes: I'm thinking cookies and soup, yes?