On a beautiful frigid morning last Saturday, market day began at the Lincoln school in Olympia. After a hasty set-up things smoothed out as we were greeted by the many familiar faces of returning customers, as well as many new ones. The Winter Market was filled with faithful Market-goers seeking local handmade creations that are often harder to obtain once the Farmer's Markets ended for the summer. It was a great opportunity to catch up with fellow vendors who have placed custom orders at the previous couple shows, including a beautiful violet baby hat and jacket. Among the new faces we befriended were a young group of artists doing art commissions, and they created us a delightful portrait of the three of us with our booth. Nearly all our handmade earrings sold, our polka-dotted chickens being wildly popular, as well as our lavender sachets, pocket hand-warmers, and hand-painted signs. Now we are madly at work filling our custom orders in time for Christmas! More baby and hat jacket sets, hand-painted signs, and five made-to-order snowman canvas paintings, and an oh so soft minky blanket for one customer's grandson. See photos of the finished creations here.
I'm a... Creative writer, chef, animal enthusiast, and lover of tea. I design and maintain the Cottage's website. When I'm not creating handmade gifts or playing with HTML, you'll find me polishing the manuscript of my debut novel or trick training Otto, our Czech German Shepherd.