preview sale!

Amazingly I feel like I am on track for the show and ready to go down to the Convention Center to set up most of the booth today. Preview Nite is Thursday 7/23 from 5 PM – 9PM where the early bird shoppers can get in for $10 and choose the “pick of the litter” from those of us who do one of a kind handmades. When the show opens the next morning at 10 AM the rest of the buyers don’t even know what they missed.

I decided to have a little preview sale of my own here (free admission!!) so I chose 3 sets of my new ribbons to offer up here. Of course they are my picks and I’ll have about 100 more down at the show. These are my personal faves and I couldn’t resist showing them off a bit.

Koi Pond

Koi Pond

Ode to Jackson

Ode to Jackson

Simply Luscious

Simply Luscious

Each is a set of 3 one yard cuts of 4″ silk satin ribbon that has been dyed one at a time using a new-to-me-method of dyeing which I somewhat recreated and bent to suit the result I was after. I have been playing with this idea for a while and have finally worked out the details and the set up so as to have a more standardized process and result.
Preview sale price-$33 per set. Go to the Etsy site if you are interested in purchasing any of them. I’m only leaving them up until Thursday 5 PM!

And, it’s quite amazing how fast the children are growing! They even have siblings now!

they grow up so fast!

they grow up so fast!

-and more from the travel weary musicians on the road:

“Well, we got on the ferry pretty drunk after going thru all this shit, changing drivers and all. Landed in France, which I wasn’t expecting. Played the show in holland, which was just crazy huge festival the consumed the whole city. Drove all night all the way thru Germany and in to Czech, really deep into Czech. Got to the city we were supposed to play at and it looked like the city was abandoned. We got out of the car and heard music in the woods and walked like really deep into the woods and there was like 1000 people in the middle of the woods. Everyone loved it. We got a hotel that night and it was like a four star hotel and we got 4 rooms! Woke up and drove down the road about an hour to the next festival and we heard we didn’t even go on till 2am so we went to our hotel for the night. It was like crazy beat hotel we got 3 rooms with 3 beds in each. Left for the festival about 8 and when we got there we had to walk a mile through knee deep mud at the festival, there were probably about 10,000 people there No joke walking in rain and knee deep mud, crazy night in all. Went back to the hotel, slept. Woke up this morning, drove all day throught czech and slovakia and into hungary. Now in Budapest.”

2 thoughts on “preview sale!

  1. jude

    hey, is that some sort of marbling technique? i love it.
    technology is great when kids are traveling….but i do still love postcards.


    1. shiborigirl Post author

      yeah, i know what you mean. i wish i could get a pc out of him! i have a whole collection of pcs from people who sent them to me from abroad. love to go back and re-read them!

      have a special collection of letters and pcs from an old friend (now passed) which are just superb-always thought they would make a great little book.

      he can’t afford food unless the venue supplies it so stamps are out of the question!



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