Friday, June 01, 2007
My new (and very persuasive) friend Kim talked me into setting up a table at Last Thursday on Alberta St. last night. Last summer, I swore I would never set up on Alberta again because of the pirate. Oh, you don't know about the pirate? Well, I'll tell you about him. The Pirate was a middle aged man with a bucket who decided that next to me was as good a place as any to place his bucket upside down, put one foot upon the bucket and belt out pirate songs as loudly as possible for at least 2 hours all the while clapping his hand against his leg. I am not generally a fan of street performers and this was no exception. I'm pretty sure that's the fastest I've ever packed my set up into the car. I came very close to placing the pirates bucket up the pirates...well we won't go into that. Anyway, I'm sure you're wondering what this has to do with the delicious cupcakes pictured above. So as I was saying in spite my ban on Last Thursday I decided that a::I could use the money and b::it would be a lovely chance to chat with my new friend. Also I thought it might be nice to bring less sewn goods and bake some yummy treats instead. That's just what I did. Two batches of cupcakes and a carload of street vending necessities and we were on our way. It was fun and I sold cupcakes! All but 4.
I'll be back Alberta, though I will be leaving a bit earlier as the combination of 90's rave music and bizarre opera after the sun went down was a little hard to bear. If you live in or will be visiting around Last Thursday next month, come on down and say hello...I'll have cupcakes.
On a similar note, I'm restocking my supply of little cake pin cushions for the pdxetsy sale. I used some of the handmade wool felt from Bolt on the last three and I think I'm in love. There is something about the wool that makes these seem all the more delicious. It dyes very nicely and looks rich and warm. You fellow wool lovers know what I mean.
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Yesterday, I got the news I've been waiting a very long time for...Ikea will be opening on July 25th here in Portland! I'm so excited I can't stand it. I really hope this one has fabric. Jenny went to Ikea in Texas last March and picked up some of the loveliest linen and canvas fabrics for me. It seems like it would be foolish for them not to have a fabric department what with all the Portland fabric lovers. I've already got a list for Ikea, it includes three Hensvik shelves for my sewing room, which I'm hoping is the long awaited solution to my fabric storage issues. The list also includes kitchen chairs, a patio umbrella and new rug for my sewing room. Really, I'm just so anxious to see all the things I need but don't know exist. Hooray!
Have a delightful weekend, the weather is supposed to be lovely here and I plan to spend some time in the garden.