Saturday, May 23, 2009

Nina Sews Aprons: Film at Eleven

It's show time! I started earlier than usual this year, vending at a Festival That Shall Not Be Named. I don't want to give them any more publicity, as the show sucked. It was so bad. I do not have the energy to talk about how bad it was. Instead, I will regale you with photos of the booth and my friend Nina's talent. In the photo above, Nina is on the left, and I am on the right. She was vending with me at that horrible show, with her fabulous sewed items. She is an artist--she made those aprons we are wearing, and I got to keep mine. Of course, during this year's market season, I will be sporting that cute apron!

For those who are itching to visit me at a show, you can come see me at the Roxborough Spring Festival next weekend. You can get a whole week's jump ahead of the rest of mah peeps who see me at the farmer's markets, which start June 6 for me. I do a Sunday market, too, as many of you may know.

Okay, photo

This year, I will continue to make bath fizzies! Drop one in your full tub, and it will fizz and release its coconut oil and cocoa butter, as well as the essential oils for scent. Left-to-right, we have lemon-lime, lavender, and lavender-eucalyptus fizzies. These are only available in person--I don't ship these.

Of course, I will still feature my handmade bar soap. This is the goat milk selection. My goat milk is local! Dang, I love this soap.

Introduced last year, my liquid soap will be a prominent feature this year. I plan on offering a discount for refills at the markets--bring me your clean glass jars with lids, and the next week I'll bring it back with liquid soap. Recycle those glass jars, people! These bottles and pumps will last quite a while, so there's no sense in buying a new, plastic bottle each time.

As promised, here is Nina. Take a gander at the table, and you will see little sewed drawstring bags, wine bottle bags, and up above, aprons are hanging from the tent. Her stuff is amazing--she has great taste and talent. For this year, might I recommend...

...a reusable tote bag for the farmer's market? You can take it to the grocery store, as well. Check out the summertime fun colors.

Speaking of going green with reusable items, her upcycled aprons are a gas. She mixes in recycled denim with cute cotton fabrics to make a funky, practical apron. You need one!

See? I know you want it. I want it! She had another one like this, except the middle panel featured la Virgin de Guadalupe. It sold almost instantly. I hope to have Nina vend with me at a farmer's market once or twice this summer, so you can meet her and see what else she's got up her fashionably-tailored sleeve. If you want to get in touch with her, just email her directly at My2Franks at gmail dot com. I'm sure she would love to discuss a project with you. Also, be sure to ask about her 2 Franks.

Okay, time to make more bath fizzies and bag up some salt, I think. Have a great 3-day weekend!


  1. sudiegirl3:16 PM

    How come you don't ship the fizzies? Is it because they are so fragile?

  2. Wow, such flattering publicity for lil ole me! Yes, when I work the Pearl St Market with Amy I will have more Virgen de Guadalupe upcycled aprons and bags to hold all your great local farmers market purchases! You can e me at

  3. I hope the market manager says yes! :)

  4. Oh, and Sudiegirl, I don't ship them because the packaging and shipping would cost more than the price of the fizzies--it's just not practical for the customer.