Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Fall Festival Kick Off Weekend

I *LOVE* fall, the smells, the colors, the cicadas going away....And, this year, I love that I will be back doing markets. I miss all the other vendors and my customers. Also, I have been working really diligently to make some new products, improve on older ones and in general, design functional, fun items.

This coming weekend heralds in the Fall Festival season. It is a double header with two of my busiest shows. I am getting excited to be back after almost two months break from markets!!

Arts on Foots is a one of the biggest arts festivals in the area. Each and every artistic discipline is covered, from performances and demos to a three day art market. Love food? Check out the Cooking As Art Pavilion. Dig dancing? Get your face painted and join the cast at the CityDance Ensemble. All the worlds your stage? Head to the Shakespeare Theatre.

What: Arts on Foot, Art Market

Where: 7th and F Streets,Penn Quarter, Washington DC

Where I'll be: Space 73

When: Saturday, September 12, 11am-5pm

Website:, for maps, schedules and full list of activities

Take metro! Right outside the Gallery Place metro stop, Verizon Center. Come out the 7 and F Street Exit.

The Art Market will be held Thursday- Saturday. *However*, I'll only be there on Saturday, as will many artists. Some will be there all days.

Sunday sees one of the loudest and, usually, hottest shows. Last year, I think it was about 90! This year, the weather is going to be perfectly fall for Arts on Belmont, the handmade only area of Adams Morgan Day.

As Adams Morgan is one of the best places to go party in the city, the festival that celebrates it is nothing less than a fantastical fiesta in itself. Live music, fashion shows, a green area to get educated about new products and earth saving tips.

And, of course, Arts on Belmont:

Where: Belmont Street, Adams Morgan, Washington, DC

Where I'll be: Space 15

When: Sunday, September 13, 10am- 7pm

Website:, for maps and performance times

Arts on Belmont starts a FULL two hours earlier than the rest of the festival, so you can come and shop before the hordes of people arrive. Come early and get the best pick!

Here are a few of the items I have been frantically working on.

Over the summer, introduced my version of a versatile tote bag. Made mainly from upholstery samples, some bags could be small enough to use as a purse, some could be large enough for an overnight bag. Fully reversible with pockets, these are truly go anywhere totes. Farmers market, library, and office are all covered.

Totally new this year, something to get the kids, big and small, into the Halloween spirit. Trick or Treat goodie bags! Made from cotton material that can be washed and used for years to come, these little cuties are eco-friendly *and* fun! Kid sized, but large enough for tons of sugary goodness.

The Squid Scarf made its debut last year at Arts on Belmont and was really well received. Back this year for the cool weather, this scarf looks great with a tank top or a heavy sweater. Made mainly from recycled t-shirts, I found the edge that goes against the neck to be a little rough. So, I *IMPROVED* the design. Now, smooth edge against your neck, and no chaffing, no reason not to wear one. Available in a complete range of colors, from neutrals to reds to bright turquoise.

Looking forward to seeing you for these great shows, and maybe more!~Jen

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