In September, I leased a booth at Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles. http://craftedportla.com/ Crafted has been described as "Etsy live". It is a large renovated warehouse at the Port of Los Angeles which houses booths selling handcrafted goods. We are open Friday through Sunday from 11am to 6pm, 52 weeks per year. I have a permanent booth A177 selling quilts (of course!) and quilted accessories. There is live music, food trucks, beer and wine, demonstrations, etc!
It is challenging letting go of my "quilted babies" and sewing new items to replace everything that's sold. I am constantly and pleasantly amazed by customers' response and stories. Quilts trigger memories and almost everyone who passes my booth stops and/or comments. I have been photographed and interviewed. If you are in the San Pedro area, please stop by and say hello!
I work on projects in my booth and customers love it! One weekend I made this hand pieced and hand quilted mini:
Working on projects there lets the customers see and appreciate the work that goes into the items sold. On another weekend, I machine quilted this baby quilt (yes, I have my sewing machine there!):
And here is a sampling of some of the items I made this week for the Day of the Dead celebration this weekend:
I also made this adorable baby quilt and jacket. I've always wanted to make a baby jacket from this African fabric that I bought in Senegal and love how it turned out! Some trendy newborn is going to look adorable!
Thank you to all of my friends and family who have supported me (emotionally and financially). I couldn't have done this crazy thing without ya'll!
Well, back to the studio. I have a few more small items to complete.
Love and light,