Mix Tape September

At the Moment:
September is my favorite month of festivals – and I am happy to say I didn’t sell at a single one! I really enjoyed taking the whole family to Dally in the Alley, DIY Street Fair and Dlectricity + Dan and I had a date night at Eastern Market After Dark. They were all a lot of fun.

Roy and Della are happy to be back to School, and I’m so happy to be back to working more here on this shop with the extra time I now have back. Thanks for everyone who was equally excited that I’m back with vintage vengeance – September was an incredible month for sales & I can’t thank you all enough for supporting what I love to do! I promise to keep putting new amazing stuff in the shop in October and through the holidays – I’ve got a whole new collection of T shirts coming and some new handmade awesomeness too (more about that right below).

Making:
ALL the notebooks! My workspace has now turned into stations of books at different steps of being assembled. Stay tuned – in a couple days, a new line of notebooks – a collaboration with an old friend that I am thrilled about – are coming to the shop!

Listening to:
Marshall Crenshaw, LCD Soundsystem, The Blasters, The Time, and a steady stream of podcasts while I’ve been working.

Della’s fav song of the month (because she is a music obsessed kid): Going strong on the entire Teen Titans Go “Night Begins to Shine” album, but “Rise Up” is her fave song on it.

Shopping and Drooling Over:
These hologram print leggings from Baby Teith!

I was sad to see my favorite local fabric shop (Haberman’s) closing up for a few months and relocating, so I grabbed a bag full of fun fabric to make some gifts for some of my favorite ladies.

and Other Things I’m Loving Right Now:
Detroit Urban Craft Fair planning, Bringing notebooks to Craft Handmade for the first time, playing Candy Land and Hoot Owl Hoot every day with Della, making homemade sauerkraut, picking apples at Blake’s, pumpkin spice everything being back, and the fact that I’m up to running 20 miles a week now – woo!

Looking Forward to:
Running the Detroit Free Press Marathon with the best relay team ever & Halloween!