Sunday, May 5, 2013

Flock and Gather Springtime Market 2013

I'm having the quietest, calmest Sunday morning ever. Sipping coffee, burning incense and enjoying the spring breeze blowing in. I can hear birds chirping and ducks quacking in the little pond across the street. Quacking ducks always make me giggle :)  

I dropped the kids off with their dad yesterday afternoon. For the past few months they've been visiting him every second weekend. We started with a few day visits first and then graduated to a one night sleepover and now they have the occasional two night sleepover. Things have been going relatively well thank goodness :) 

I spent all of March and April busily preparing for the Flock & Gather Handmade Market held in Saskatoon on April 19th & 20th. This was the first show I've attended that featured ALL handmade artists. I believe there were over 40 vendors. 

My friend Dawn came along with me to help out and we turned it into a much needed mini vacation. We stayed at a snazzy hotel and found ourselves snapping pictures of the fancy bathroom, the giant flatscreen tv and all of the modern decor. We're silly :) 

There was a Starbucks just down the street so we kept ourselves heavily caffeinated with giant iced vanilla lattes and coffees :) 

The show turned out to be a huge success. Doors opened at 6pm Saturday and people flooded in immediately. For the next 3 hours I had a continuous stream of customers. It was intense and wonderful. 
This was the view from my table:
(Photo credit: Flock & Gather)

Vendors arrived a bit early the next morning so we could check out each others tables and do a little shopping. I picked up a gorgeous crochet infinity scarf (in my favourite colour!) from KVD Creations, soap from Hempen Stuff, nail polish from Pirate Polish, a hoodie from Salgado Fenwick and some goodies for the kids from Tami Wilson.

I'm trying to get back into blogging more frequently. It took me a couple of weeks to recover from the intensity of getting ready for Flock and Gather, but I think I'm ready to get back into the swing of things. 

Time to take my coffee outside, sit in the sun and enjoy the last few hours of my mama time :)

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