Last Friday was the long-awaited and long-toiled-for craft fair at the law firm upstairs. Luckily it was not too busy at my office, so I could stay mostly at the fair. It was full of serious craft vendors (ie. jewelers), my library-counterpart at this firm, and some people with TASTY food.

Look at my set-up!

It’s two yards of fabric I clearly have not yet turned into a skirt, and various serving dishes. I’m especially pleased with how the Elan pick rainbow!!! Total spur of inspiration on that one. Utterly perfect for displaying pins.

The best sellers were Gottfried and my prototype origami earrings. My boss was my best customer.

I wore the hacked red sweater from last week, and got rather a few compliments.

There were many lovely crafters at the fair, and I was not able to escape empty handed. I sat across from Ransom Jelly (website coming over the winter). I bought so much spicy jelly as “presents,” but srsly I’m going to eat all of it myself, it was SO GOOD (apparently peppered jelly is a common Texan thing? Suddenly the prospect of moving there is more exciting). I also bought a lovely piece of jewelry from AbbyJoy. I might wear it with my wedding dress: it’s silver, tactile, and floral (like my ring!), and just lovely, and she was a lovely person as well.

So, I felt successful enough for my first mini-fair. Win!

I also joined a Gym this week. Like a real one, where I have to pay for membership. This is for the quest for eternal bragging rights. It’s bending my mind a little bit, thinking abt “WHY AM I DOING THIS? I don’t even like working out! This is hard!!” ie, overcoming laziness. Or rising to a challenge, both physical and mental, which I haven’t done in …a decade (at least the physical part)? So, wish me luck at that.

For workout fuel, I made homemade granola bars this wkend as well. I was wondering if the cost/benefit analysis of making these things from scratch was worth it, but…. Best part of homemade granola bars? Only things I like inside, and nothing I’m allergic to, eg. Nuts!! Simply chockfull o’ seeds and fruit (toffee-covered sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, dried cranberries and apricots), and deliciousness (peanut butter, which I can eat). Next time I’d like to pick up some chia seeds, bc I hear good things abt them.

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