We woke up early yesterday. Mark brewed beer and I investigated how my plants are doing so far. The pansies have recovered from a rough start and are full of blossoms and buds! My other flower seeds are sprouting and I can't wait to get them into the gardens and pots.
After breakfast and a bike ride we went to Craftstravaganza at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds and I ran into my dear friend, Diana, who blogs over at :dianapantz:!
I wish I'd done better at remembering where I got what, but I grabbed so many business cards for vendors' websites and Etsy stores I wanted to check out, that I can't figure out where I got each item.
1. Amy Jo: cute cat print on wood. 2. Little flower hair clip. 3. Felt owl pin. 4. Squirrel pin- I got to make this myself at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts! They had books and magazines that you could cut a picture from and make your old little free button (although I did feel guilty cutting up an old Disney storybook). 5. Burlesque of NA: fruit and veggie print. I have several prints from them, and generally love the stuff they make, and this will be perfect in our kitchen!
I saw so much stuff I would have loved to buy, but stayed way under my budget and waited till I saw everything before I spent any money. I also got inspiration for things I can make on my own with supplies I already have! After we were crafted out, we went for a walk, beers, and snacks.
Yummy cheese plate outside at one of our favorite restaurants and chalk art by us.
What a great way to spend a Saturday and I'm sure we'll have many more like it this summer!