01 November 2010

Harvest Boutique 2010

good morning, november! i hope everyone had a fantastic halloween. i love that it lasted all weekend long. 

here we go with a giant post devoted to the craft boutique. a big thank you to the many family members and friends who came and supported us. you have no idea how much it meant to me to see your familiar faces there. really, thank you. it was so amazing to have people come in spite of the heavy rain!

onto the details.
i feel lucky to be surrounded by creative relatives and friends who love to collaborate in the crafting business. one of whom is kathy who was kind enough to open her home in park city, utah and get the ball rolling to host a second harvest boutique. it's a lot of work, but a lot of fun too. i'm so glad you gals included me!

the morning of the boutique. we loved utilizing every corner (well, almost) of kathy's gorgeous home. before customers arrived, i spent time oohing and ahhing over everyone's darling pieces. whitney and her mom polly created a mini christmas tree of hand-stitched ornaments in embroidery loops (so cute!) with dainty fabric flower clips. such a unique idea.

kathy makes crayon rolls, matchbox car rolls (benji loves his), tag blankets and colorful frilly aprons. my sister-in-law, anna creates upcycled baby leggings, darling tees and wool baby pants (especially wonderful for babes with cloth diapers)! see anna's new website and sign up for her newsletter for more eco-friendly info.

this is whitney (isn't she lovely?!) putting up street signs around the neighborhood. it's kind of our wild tradition to go out together the morning of. unfortunately the rain had its way with them a few hours later. still, i love whit and those trees. next year i'll be making larger, more bulletproof direction signs.

i took a few snapshots the night before while setting up for the big day. courtney's circle scarves and tiffany's nannyhats were a hot spot for customers. i think i tried them all on. so many fun choices!

the girls are loading up after a long afternoon of setting up shop the night before. the quilts by abby are each so beautiful. i always stop and swoon over her quilts and table runners; she has the best taste in fabric! thanks to abby for being our official check out girl.

whit and i set up our things in the dining room. her one-of-a-kind stitchery, handpainted frames and screenprinted tea towels looked festive mingling with my christmas cards, labels and gift tags.

kathy is wonder woman. she not only crafts and sews, but she is also the lady famous for her english toffee. i snagged one of her packs of caramel before they were gone! buttery caramels dipped in dark chocolate with a hint of sea salt. oh my goodness.

it was really exciting to see customers browse the tables. (dan's grandmother, bernice came too!) another talented vendor, mary, a utah photographer, brought an array of pretty nature prints and framed photography from her collection! i loved seeing all the local talent in one place.

crafty cute vendors who were on their feet all day. still, they have smiles on their faces.

blogger and designer kendra and her mom lesa and granddaughter made it a girls' outing. i was super happy to put some familiar names to faces. these ladies are super sweet and bubbly and fun. i'm so glad they included our boutique in their busy girls' day!

adorably pregnant photographer and friend julia wade came too and brought her mom and mother-in-law with her! thank you so much, julia. we hadn't seen each other since high school, so it was quite the happy raucous reunion. we easily picked up right where we left off. i'm so glad you bought that fantastic hat for your christmas day baby.

here's a closer look at my display of cards, tags and mini clipboards.

another blogger friend, this one brand new. her name is gina and she brought her sisters along for a girls day in the mountains. are they not the most stylin' group of gals you've ever seen? how cute are they? i think i talked their ears off. so happy you introduced yourself, gina! i always love when a blogger de-lurks.

it was wonderful to finally meet blogger/photorapher alisha and her darling baby girl (donning her sweet new hat). alisha is so friendly, talented and such a hip cool mama. wish i had more time to chat and hold that babe!

this is quelly. or raquel, more accurately. but she is quelly to me. even dan knows who i mean when i mention quelly. she's a longtime blog friend and is so genuine, thoughtful and kind. i love that my little boy sleeps with a blanket she made!

a handful of boutique girls: tiff, kerry, whit, jolyn and courtney. after a long day, we sat for awhile, chatted and then shopped each other's tables. one of my favorite things about doing this boutique is getting to know new people and loading up on handcrafted gifts for myself and others! hip hip. thanks again ladies for being so fun to work with. 

tune in thursday, there will be a few vendors featured here with pre-holiday specials for you!


Eeny said...

It looks wonderful... I wish I could have been there. I am glad it was a big success and you had a wonderful time with wonderful people.

al + sar said...

Everything looked perfect-I wish I could have made it but Alan had surgery and needed someone to take care of him that morning! I will be there next year no matter what!

Lesa @ music notes said...

It was super fun to come to the boutique. I'm looking forward to coming another time. There were so many neat things to look at and buy. We loved the caramels too!

Happy November 1st!

Rebecca@This Present Life said...

What a fun idea! Looks like everyone had a great time! I love the way everyone's stuff was displayed. I even did a little "window shopping" just from looking at the pictures :)

Jill said...

looks like everyone had a great time! would have loved to join you if it weren't for that pesky problem of living hundreds of miles away!

p.s. i'm pretty sure we share a fondness for cosmetics...and i recently posted about a serious gem i found at costco {of all places}.



sunny said...

What a great day! Wish I could have attended. I too did some window shopping while reading this post. Can't wait to learn more about the women behind the day's products and the items for sale! :)

Julia Wade said...

the boutique really was divine marta. :) enjoyed every second as did my mommas! i still can't get enough of that hat, and yes, baby wade will wear it proudly. xo

Cassie said...

Marta I really wish I could have been there - it all looks so fantastic! Shame the trip from England would be a bit too far!

I would love a visit just to see those trees though - in the picture with Whit they look incredible.

gina bina said...

Very nice to meet you as well! We loved all the lovely hand-made gear that was there. All of it was very impressive! Happy to have de-lurked.

Erin said...

I've said it before and I'll say it again... wish I could have been there! Such beautiful stuff you girls are selling!

katrina lauren said...

wonderful! love seeing all you beautiful creative women coming together to share your talent with others...
looks like an amazing time...such fun!

mama jo said...

it was a fun day...you all did a wonderful job...i'm so glad i was able to be there with everyone!

Cat said...

Can you tell me why Canada is so far from Utah??? I wish I could have been there. I think I would have bought one of each...
Any plans for a world tour?

mh. lovely by me said...

am sad that i couldn't make it; just too much going on around this time. looks absolutely cozy.

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

This boutique looks like so much fun. Full of gorgeous handmade goodness!! :) And what a beautiful place to have the event!

Hannah said...

I'm so sad I missed out. Such pretty things! And that location! The leaves are spectacular. I'd have been there if we didn't have family in town.

Gabi said...

Looks too cute for words. Planning on you all to bring it on the road!!

becky said...

What a wonderful event! It looks like you ladies did a wonderful job!

Whatever Dee-Dee wants said...

I wish I could have made it.

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