hey hey, Market Day!

If you live in Des Moines, you have most likely heard about a little craft fair called Market Day. It's anything but little, really. And if you've never been, it's one of those things that you really need to see for yourself. There's handmade and vintage of all kinds, always changing and evolving. I've been taking a little break from working the craft fair circuit this year, but Market Day will be the one exception to my 'little break.' Fall is coming and I'm getting all of my yarn lined up to knit some new nifty things to sell in September and October.
I was looking through some old photos (like the one above) and realized that this fall will mark the fourth year I've been selling goods at Market Day. Four years! I know this because I signed up to vend at the very first show. And excuse the cheese, but what a ride it's been. I started out with a tiny 36" card table full of brightly colored hand-knit baby shoes. From there, I sold other knitted things. Some paintings. T-shirts. And I'm not even sure what else. (Photo cred: Anna Jones.)
It was the first time I had ever vended solo, without sharing a booth with my friend Erin. We had each grown. (And we needed our own booths!) It was experimental and fun. It helped me find my 'thing.' And gain enough confidence to do Renegade in Chicago. I've made so many crafty friends and shared many a Saturday morning and afternoon chatting with Market Day makers and shoppers. It's a very cool thing to be a part of. So if you haven't been ... you should go. You're going to like what you see. The next event will be held on Saturday, August 4th, from 8am-1pm at 400 Walnut Street in downtown Des Moines. Check out all the info here.


  1. Love the post. It has been quite a ride, hasn't it?

    Though I must amend, that photo was taken by the lovely and talented Miss Anna Jones. ;)


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