Wednesday, October 25, 2017

The Mysterious First Street Flea Market

“I’ve heard of it and want to go someday but I’m not sure where it is” and “What? Where? Since when?” are some of the phrases I have heard associated with the name First Street Flea.  I was intrigued when I heard about it and had been searching for another show or two to replace the Indie Emporium Show that is no longer.  When I found the First Street Flea’s FB page I read that it was a once a month (First Sunday) flea market.  All vendors are curated- i.e. they must meet a certain criteria and be approved/accepted.  I knew it sure fit MY criteria: ONE DAY & INDOOR!  There was a page of rules that I copied off to ponder and it all sounded good to me so I filled out the form and got to participate in the October Sunday.  I went over Saturday afternoon, a little before 3:00 to set up.  Oh My Lord finding this place is  crazy.  The flea building does sit on First Street, yeah but the actual door address is 855 E Admiral Blvd.  That is the address  you want to program into your GPS.  It's two streets north of Hodges Bend off Lansing.   And let’s not forget the major road construction going on all around it.  You can’t miss the building though:

However, you CAN miss that right turn from this one-way street and then you’re screwed and have to find your way back.  Just an FYI.   #findingitishalfthefun   

Back to the flea;  I had a great time, met many great people and am SO excited to be returning to the November Sunday 11/5.  This one will be bigger and better than before with about 30 vendors in two rooms and  Hardens will be set up for breakfast and lunch.  Doors open at 9:00 am.  What’s not to like?

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Recipe Towels

I created my first recipe towel for a contest several years ago, using my mother's recipe and some of her cookbook covers for the background.  While I didn't win the contest, this brings me comfort and a smile when I see her handwriting.  All of my sisters and nieces have one of these and we all fix our favorite cake from this recipe!

I have since made many custom versions for others.  It's always a pleasure when you can create something that makes people happy!  A recent order from a super nice lady, was for this one:

She found her grandmother's vegetable soup recipe and her gift idea is this: A large jar of the soup itself along with a towel.  Genius!  After I ordered the fabric, she found her other grandmother's recipe and ordered more only in green:

If you have a beloved recipe you would like to have on a towel, just give me a shout HERE where it says "Request Custom Order".  These do make thoughtful gifts and require extra time for the fabric to be printed, so ordering early for the holidays is suggested. These are printed onto cotton-linen blend fabric and are quite large at approximately 18x27 inches.