I'm working on a shop update so there can be yetis & sasquatches for all (should be Friday afternoon)! But in the meantime, migration goods will also be in Providence, RI, this Sunday at the Thayer Street Festival.
We'll be in booth #84, which is on Thayer Street between Cushing & Meeting Streets, on the east side of the street. Excited to be in PVD again, it's been way too long.
I'll have plenty of toast, yetis, sasquatches, printed notebooks, cats, prints & illustrated mugs. See you there? It's supposed to be gorgeous out this weekend!
I've been working on getting lots of new things finished in time...
So the Craftacular is part of the larger Maker Faire event. Maker Faire is at (and around) the New York Hall of Science in Queens, where I've never been. Excited! And I've never been to a Maker Faire either, so I'm doubly excited about being in the middle of one! There will be loads of vendors in the Bust Craftaular section plus TONS of activities, speakers, demonstrations & more throughout the entire event.
You DO need to get tickets to Maker Faire to check out the Craftacular portion. You can get those ahead of time here! And please note, I am vending Saturday only. But do stop by & say hello if you're there!
So my birthday was last week & I'm normally pretty quiet & low-key about celebrating because fall is kind of busy with back-to-school & the beginning of fall-holiday-show-insanity, but I had to share some of the gifts I got, because they're so good:
Shoes! These are my first Swedish Hasbeens and I am as enamoured with them as I am with my Dansko & Sven clogs.
Giant Rilakkuma pillow: this seriously makes me so happy every time I look at it.
Pudgy bear pendant that my amazing friend Heather of Heather Wang Jewelry fame made for me (in secret) from my logo! I can't get over how awesome this is.
Add to these excellent gifts a couple of very nice dinners out (one on my actual birthday and another because dear friends from out of town happened to be visiting this week too), early & late gift opening, and an upcoming trip to NY this weekend (for Bust Craftacular @ MAKER FAIRE, more on that soon!) and I feel like I'm having a lovely extended multi-week birthday celebration.
I want to say that this expanded fun-having is part of my gift to myself, which is MORE BALANCE in my life, but I'm only averaging about 4.5 hours of sleep a night so while I am getting more fun (which is good and one of my goals), the balance part is still, um, a work in progress.
Anyway, more soon on Bust & while I'm still fighting fall because I want summer to last a tiny bit longer (and for the last of our tomatoes to ripen), it's been feeling really crisp & autumnal in the nicest way around here. Hope it's lovely where you are too.
PS. One of our nice dinners was at Giulia, and if you're in the Boston-area, I highly recommend it.
I am NOT freaking out about how quickly this summer has gone by! Or about how fall-like the weather has been feeling around here...
Let's just enjoy the awesomeness that is Picnic Arts & Music Fest, okay? It's this Saturday from 11am to 6pm at Lincoln Park in Portland, Maine, and we'll be in booth #2, with lots of new fun things & old favorites. See you there?
I am maybe totally freaking out just a little over it being the end of July. Deep breaths. Anyway, you know what the end of July means, right? Lowell Folk Festival!
To be honest, I think Folk Festival is a bit of a misnomer, it's more like a world music festival to me. Either way, it's one of Lowell's biggest (if not THE biggest) annual events, and with it comes one of the most amazing selections of cultural performances & ethnic food I've ever seen.
This year, I finally got ahold of a comprehensive list of the available food (all made by local community groups) ahead of time, so I can plan my food attack! There's a write-up here if you want to make a plan too! Malasadas, loobie & rooz, pierogis & baklava sundae are what's on my list so far...good thing I have two days to eat it.
Oh, and a helper to deliver my food for me, since I'll be occupied for most of the weekend at Art in the Courtyard.
I've got lots of new designs & also some special seconds & sale items, so there will definitely be quite a bit very few of you have seen before, including these guys:
Hope to see you there! Art in the Courtyard is located in the (lovely, shaded) courtyard right by the Dutton Street Food Pavilion (Folk Fest map here), and I'm in booth #3. More info about Art in the Courtyard is here. Happy weekending, everyone!
Whirlwind life/work update today! If you follow me on Instagram then you know I've been moving studios (I'm staying at Western Avenue, but moved to a brighter space on the canal side of the building) and that has basically consumed me for several weeks. Paint swatches everywhere, obsessively taping + painting, repainting, "packing" + moving. It took way longer than planned, but I'm thrilled with the new space!
Since it took longer than expected to finish painting + moving, the rest of the unpacking has been put on the backburner while I get back to work... and now that it's also officially summer & the mister is on school vacation we've been trying to schedule more fun activities too. Including baking, obviously. Gotta take advantage of all that seasonal summer fruit, right?
And if you're wondering how Daisy is doing, she is holding steady at okay. We FINALLY got the impossibly-expensive medication but it was harsh & made her really sick so we have been trying to manage the repercussions of that and get to a place where we can try the meds again. She seems pretty happy day-to-day though, which we think is pretty good, considering.
It has been all chaos around here recently (end of school year, studio move, Daisy stuff-- all for another post) so I am looking forward to spending the day hanging out with neighbor/friend/fellow animal lover/maker of cute things Joelle Geisler this Saturday at the Strawberries & Art Festival in Westford, Mass.
I'll be debuting this print there (hooray strawberries!) and enjoying copious amounts of strawberry shortcake.
I'm also discontinuing a number of headband styles, so they will be on sale in person this weekend and probably eventually online. If you see something in this photo that catches your eye, feel free to shoot me an email about it at migrationgoods[AT]gmail[DOT]com.
To recap: cute new print, awesome animal & cute art by Joelle, strawberry shortcake. Sounds pretty good, right? Hope to see you there, Mass friends!