Last weekend, I participated as a vendor at a craft fair, the Redmond Cat/Craft Revolution hosted by the Whole Cat and Kaboodle and Feral Care Sanctuary. It was a beautiful day - which is not something to take for granted in the Pacific Northwest in June, and while the turnout was slow, it was a great introduction for me into craft and art fairs. I was able to get a sketch of my table from my perspective looking out. It was interesting to watch people go to specific booths and not others, as well as people being attracted to specific things at my table and not others. I enjoyed being able to talk to so many different people and hear their various stories. Since it was hosted by cat people to raise money for a new roof at the feral cat care place, having cat themed items seemed appropriate. I was able to go into my fabric stash and pull out all sorts of cat fabric treasures and I made lots of fabric coasters. They turned out to be my biggest seller which is no surprise since they are small, attractive, useful and affordable. It was also fascinating to see people's reactions to different fabrics. So with that gentle introduction, I will be at a couple more events this summer. One of them will be at the Woodinville Art Fair in August. Perhaps I'll see you there!
I will be at the Redmond Cat (or Craft) Revolution happening on June 2 from 10:00-3:00. It's being hosted by The Whole Cat and Kaboodle and Cafe Cocoa, in the lot next to the Redmond location where Grand Peking used to be. A portion of proceeds will be donated to help homeless and feral cats at the Feral Care Sanctuary located in Bothell. I will be donating a pet portrait commission for their raffle. Come and see and donate and maybe you can win that! There will be a variety of cat retail and craft vendors, and food trucks. Cats and food trucks! Some of my favorite things! Come by and say hi.