The Sewing and Crafts Festival – the sequel

I’m sorry guys, I was going to update the blog yesterday, but I was absolutely exhausted. It has been a really intense week, with a lot of preparations for the Sewing and Crafts Festival in Stockholm (my second one), working on translations, trying to find time to work on the book I’m currently writing (I failed miserably at that), and the every day chores of being a mom and a house owner. So I boldly decided to postpone the blog until tonight, hoping you’ll forgive the absence yesterday.

Today has also been a busy day, as I went to the venue of the festival to build and organize my booth. So first there was a little over an hour and a half of driving, then unloading everything in my car, find a parking spot (more on that in a minute), get back inside, start building, run back to the car for the things I forgot the first time, run back inside, continue building, talking to my incredibly nice and awesome next-booth-neighbors, Ulla (oh shoot, did I remember her name correctly?) and JennyPenny, and so on and so forth. I also took the time to take a stroll to look at what other vendors had brought for their booths, and I did find a thing or two I really liked. I saw some fabric I would love to have to make a Joni-dress (from Tilly and the buttons) out of, and I met a really nice couple that had amazing fabrics and lace for making undergarments – I would really like to make a couple of purchases there. And then I stopped by some of the sewing machine vendors…oh, how I would love to be able to bring one of those home with me! Not happening though, but I would sure like it. 🙂

The Joni dress by Tilly and the Buttons.

Another interesting thing with being a vendor at an event this size, is the parking situation. One must not be a fragile being when it comes to parking. There will be cars everywhere, often large cars that people are not used to driving very often, the parking lots are constantly full, and in order to fit all the larger cars as well, there is a lot of bumper-to-bumper parking. My car i.e. had a real smooch with someone elses while I was building and organizing… 😛

Smooooch! 😉

Eventually I was finished for the day, and could hop in the car to go home. Unfortunately, there was a few traffic jams on the way home, so it took me two hours instead of an hour and a half. But I had the most magnificent view on my way home, with the sky first being mostly bright pink, then shifting between light blue and pink, and finally shifted into a deep blue. I did catch it on film (I have a windshield mount for my phone, that allows me to film the road ahead of me), but I need to put it on YouTube to be able to embed it in this blog. Maybe I’ll do that this weekend, if I have a bit of energy left in the evenings.

My finished booth. 😀

Tomorrow will be an even earlier day than today, so I really need to get going on packing the stuff I need to stay at a hotel for three days, and then hop into bed. I talked to the staff at the hotel earlier today, and they have promised me that I will have a bathtub in my room, so I think I shall plan for a really nice, long soak tomorrow night.

Well, that’s all from me for today. I hope you are all having a wonderful Valentines day! I’ll be back in the blog on Sunday, with all the stories of the festival. Stay tuned! 🙂

Happy Valentines!

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