Initially I thought the Fair would be at the end of July I was fully stressed to find it was scheduled a month earlier than planned! So I had two weeks off after my after-school job ended. (summer break!) before my sewing and acting summer camps start. I moved into my friend's apartment in Oakland, spruced up some old designs, made a few new ones, organized it all, and got my errands all ran (I sent in my Passport Application and signed up to vend at Oakland's First Friday this July)
When I first arrived at the booth space, Jaimie and I found out that our 10 by 10 space was... tilty. So our initial "U shape" idea would not work. Thank goodness the space next to use was never used, so we sort of expanded our territory.
We should have brought two canopies though, because poor Ashley was stuck in the sun.
Apart from our space smelling like urine, the wind trying to abduct our canopy and our dear friend, the live painter, couldn't wrangle a ride out here...
Above you'll see stock footage of the Summer of Love SF 1967, Below you'll see me and Ashley. We met at Mama de Luna Art gallery in Crocket.
I met Jaimie at Raw Artists SF and I bought a birthday clutch she designed/repurposed.
The rest is history!
This day was amazing. It is hard to put yourself and your designs out there, but I left this venue, driving home with tears of success, because I connected so well to my customers. It feels good for people to be as excited about my designs as I've always been.
Thank you Haight Street, you glorious OG Hippies and open minded/ kinky souls!
I sold my vintage 90's cartoon bedsheet kimono at How Weird street Fair, in May This design is simple! So I decided to make 2 more. I sold the Winnie the Pooh kimono right off my back. A lovely englishman bought it for his sister because her nick-name is "Piglet" and the Spongebob one wasn't sold thus will be worn by my brother at this year's Pride.
I didn't know this man's finger was up, but oh well! we Look great. Please meet Jaimie of Yogini Designs and Ashley of Ashley Cousin Art. A clutch maker and a jewelry designer/painter. Follow the links below to see their products!
Designer these pasties was a dream! Constructing them was a nightmare. Never use iron on tranfer paper. Just dont! I will be Spoonflowering and producing these pasties to launch at July's First Friday here in Downtown Oakland. All you burning man Beauties Beware! You won't find nips this unique anywhere else!
I even let some friends of mine choose a few images.
I wish I could have had these made for Haight St Fair but I ran out of time. DM me for custom orders Pasties start at $7 per pair.
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