we had a great time at the crafty bastards show in dc. as always, our favorite part was seeing old friends and making new ones. a highlight for us was meeting janet & stu of three potato four. we love everything about these two and now we know they are as kind as they are smart! we found out that our friend sue, of giant dwarf, got engaged and we have to mention that nate did a ridiculously amazing job at finding an antique engagement ring that was meant for her. we drove through the night, because we were working until the last possible moment, but felt much better after seeing david and maggie, of loyalty and blood, learning that they had done basically the same thing (also, managing to not kill each other in the process). as to be expected, i was inspired by every little detail sarah, of the small object, puts into her goodies. i always treat myself to something of hers as a reward for making it through another show. we talked about how much i am dying for one of her cake toppers (hint, hint stephen). heidi, of my paper crane, came by to see us and i have to mention that she is my hero. i just can't figure out how she does everything she does. check out her flickr photos and you will see just what i mean. katherine and andy, of kg+ab, are two of our favorite people and it was their daughter, ona's, first birthday. at the end of the day, i went by to visit them only to find ona and their puppy, coco, both sound asleep... it was the sweetest thing i saw all day.
truly, this is why we haul all of our stuff hundreds of miles away from our house... sit in the rain for eight hours then trun around and haul it all home again. it's these amazingly, talented people we get to call our friends, they make it all worth it. we are pretty lucky!
our booth! when we were not busy, we spent our time brainstorming what our "next" booth will look like. hmmm.....
p.s. this is the view of dc from our room at the hotel palomar.