Friday, May 24, 2013

Market Mayhem- Portland 2013


Thursday morning we got started with setup. I set a goal of being done by 5pm. With 4 sets of hands I was sure we could get it all done. I know I'm smiling here but...actually, it wasn't that bad.


And just as I planned we finished right before 5! And the finished results were just as I imagined them to be. Those seats were the piece de resistance. I picked them up not far from my home. We had to dig them out of 3 feet of snow behind someones home. But after stripping them of their old fabric, cleaning them, re-painting them and covering them in my fabric they looked as good as new. And better yet, they were so comfy!

 
I often talk about the ideas that find their way into my brain. It's so fun to watch those thoughts and ideas become a reality. I had the huge frames from a previous market. I simply attached rope lights to them and printed posters of my feature films. :o)

 
My inspiration was a black and white movie theatre with only my fabric as the punch of color. TECHNICOLOR was spelled across the screen in various prints. A few extra movie themed props completed the look.

 
By far the highlight of my week was winning the Second Place award for Best Single Booth!
(the hubs said it even topped seeing the salmon! :o)


I couldn't have done any of it without these wonderful people! I'm so blessed to have them in my life. Thanks Mom and Dad and Husband for putting up with this Crazy Old Lady! :o)

16 comments:

grapes and hearts said...

Your booth rocks! Love that b/w movie theme! And those seats are uber-great! Congrats for winning! It was well deserved ;o)

Mimi said...

Congrats!! Your booth looks amazing, sure wish I could have been there... sigh...

PatSloan said...

your booth was GREAT!

Beth said...

The booth looks awesome. Congrats on the ribbon, you deserve it.

Marci Warren-Elmer said...

Your booth looks awesome! Judging by IG your fabric was one of the biggest hits of spring market! Congrats to you!!

Judy1522 said...

Great booth! Congratulations on your award.

Jeanenne Nielsen said...

I think you did a great job, and you are lucky to have such a great husband and parents to support you. I have a great husband who hand quilts for me.

Jeanenne Nielsen said...

aI think you did a great job, and you are lucky to have such a great husband and parents to support you. I have a great husband who hand quilts for me.

Yvonne said...

What a fun time you had! Your booth looks really awsome, wish I could have been there! Great picture with the two of you and your Mom and Dad!

Rennie said...

Good job and be honest your the winner! You deserve it!

QuiltNut Creations said...

Love how you did your booth! Totally deserving of that ribbon; congrats!

Caroline Heinrichs said...

setting up a booth anywhere is totally captivating. You cannot think about anything else and yeh to winning! That's awesome and now I see you as you and your family are, its so nice!

Posey said...

Great booth! Have you published the pattern for the cheveronish quilt on the far right of the booth?It is amazing!

allierae said...

I love that chevron-ish pattern quilt. Is that a new pattern you're coming out with?

Jenny Watson said...

These quilts are looking fantastic thanks for the sharing and just keep up the good work.

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Alicia said...

I can't find the Boomerang pattern on your site! for sale, i mean...