Welcome to my blog which gives a peek at the "behind the scenes" of my shop over on Etsy, Ji Babu. I create a little of this and that, trying to reuse or repurpose items that otherwise might have ended up in the garbage. I love hearing from my fans, so drop me a note to say Hi or if you have any questions - ji.babu.shop [at] gmail [dot] com

Friday, May 4, 2012

Happy Spring!

Hello folks! Long time, no see. Yeeps - Spring is here in full force (despite our Western NY freak snowstorm 10 days ago!). The flowers are a'bloom, the bees are out and buzzing, and arts and crafts shows are happening all over the place.

Last weekend I had the chance to attend MayDay Underground as a shopper. I've done two of their shows as a vendor in the past, but it was great fun to wander around for fun.  Casey of Peaches Products and Amanda of Beadwork by Amanda do a fantastic job of organizing the show. Those in Rochester/Buffalo/Syracuse - the next show will be in early November time frame, and you should definitely add it to your "shows to attend" list!

Shopping with two tiny boys wasn't as productive as it might have been... BUT I did manage to get some fun goodies:

A little tree gnome from Wonderful Whittlin' and an awesome postcard from Fly Rabbit Press:

I also picked up some sweet, little purple earrings from Amanda's shop, but as they were a gift for my sister, I don't have them to take a photo of. 
Also, we didn't end up getting one this time, but KiraArts has adorable new SuperHero Nubbins - you can see photos of them over at Kira's blog. I'm sure my son will continue asking for one, so we might own one before long. Go check them out!