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It was still happening despite the recent flooding up there, and they were also donating some of their profits to flood relief efforts, so that was pretty cool.
Because I had never been to one of the Firefly markets before, I didn't really know what to expect, but I knew I would probably like it. I wasn't wrong! Every single one of the vendors was selling high quality products that looked upscale.
Most of the vendors also had cute and innovative displays for their goods, which really spoke to the blogger in me.
The Leandra George booth was our favorite one because it was an explosion of happy fabrics.
Karleen and I both ended up buying things from her; I picked out some magnets and she chose a set of push pins. Aren't they great?
The other booth that I loved was Make My Notebook. I hadn't intended to make any more purchases after the magnets, but I have a weakness for notebooks. I go through so many between the blogging and the knitting that they always feel like a justifiable purchase. (It's a slippery slope!)
I picked out a handmade cover, chose blank paper for the inside, and a white binding to finish it off. I ended up with this:
Wondering about the little string of pennants? I made it!
There were a couple of crafting stations set up at the market, so Karleen and I both made whimsical little pennant strings, just for fun.
All in all, it was a pretty sweet afternoon.
Have you been to any handmade markets lately? I'd love to hear about them.