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Sunday, December 17, 2006

Crafty Company parties are the new awesome

This weekend we really packed in the holiday parties. Friday night was the party for the magazine i work for, and I got to organize the craft fair portion of the evening, which was pretty awesome. I had over 20 local vendors come in and set up shop for the first half of the party so that our guests could come Christmas shopping and get all sorts of original handmade stuff.

Erica, Steve and Bets picked up some rad journals made from old book covers by Recover Your Thoughts

I know I talk about calendars all the time, but I picked up a lovely one by Good on Paper because i love all of her designs so much.

Since I was the boss of the craft fair, I also reserved a table for my friends and I to hoc our wares too. Emily, Grace, Amanda and I set up shop on this little table and Emily sweet talked all the passers-by


I had stayed up trying to finish gocco-ing all of these padded envelopes to sell the night before the party, but I think they turned out pretty cute.

Amanda had bunch of her lovely cups, bowls and jewelry...


Grace had sewn all sorts of wrist cuffs and purses

and Emily sold these rad earrings that she made from vintage metal robot charms...

as well as some cute ceramics that we had made at craft night a few weeks ago.

I also put our table right next to Jason Munn of the Small Stakes because he not only makes the most beautiful hand-screened rock posters, but he is pretty much the nicest guy ever.

You may wonder why I was wearing a gaudy golden crown? Well, besides being a pretty pretty princess...

all employees have to wear something silly every year to set us apart. You should have seen us the year that we had to wear fuzzy antlers.

Todd, Chelsa and Grace - more RM favorites.

And Mike is just proof that if you are gonna wear a crown, you have to have the right suit and sweet stache to really pull it off.

I left about the time that the break dancing started, but not before I picked up a few good moves to show off next year.

14 Comments:

  • At 10:01 AM, Blogger Cindy said…

    Oh my goshhhhhhhhhhhhh..... I love seeing pictures of my boyfriend Mike.

    Nice Gocco padded envelopes.

     
  • At 10:04 AM, Blogger Cindy said…

    Where did you get that dress? It's very pretty.

     
  • At 10:49 AM, Blogger bex said…

    yeah. your boyfriend was totally working it that night, cindy. you would have wanted to run around pinching his butt all night long.

    i bought that dress in your neighboring state, Oregon! At my favorite upscale vintage place called House.

     
  • At 12:30 PM, Blogger the santos said…

    thanks for bringing crafts into my life...

     
  • At 12:43 PM, Blogger Cindy said…

    I keep revisiting this post and putting comments on it because I wish I could have been there. If only I had a time machine like Denzel Washington in Deja Vu.

     
  • At 2:54 PM, Blogger bex said…

    i know you are just coming back to stare at Mike's mustache, cindy!

     
  • At 3:55 PM, Blogger Rich said…

    Bex,

    We need to plan a post-Christmas get together at the estate at Brittan with Betty Hayward, Steve and Doug. What is your availability after the 01 Jan 2007?

    Regards,

    Rich

     
  • At 10:30 PM, Blogger bex said…

    Rich,

    You should know that when it comes to the Estate at Brittan, I am pretty much at your disposal.

     
  • At 8:19 AM, Blogger Cindy said…

    You caught me! I do keep coming back to look at his mustache!

     
  • At 2:45 PM, Blogger Kara said…

    Lovely envelopes.

    I made my first gocco attempt yesterday, but not all of the lettering came out clearly. I will make a second attempt tonight.

     
  • At 6:45 PM, Blogger Erica said…

    good work girl. thanks for putting this event on! i just used some of my good on paper stationary!

     
  • At 3:41 PM, Anonymous kylie said…

    bex, why are you so good at gocco??? i've had mine for years and i'm still not that great.

     
  • At 2:09 PM, Blogger Stewf said…

    Why does everyone have a Gocco but me and may I have one please? Thanks.

     
  • At 4:32 AM, Blogger Mike said…

    Bex,
    HYGTFAJ?

     

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