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Wednesday Farmer’s Market

Its been awhile since I’ve shared photos of my bounty from the Carrboro Farmer’s Market.  I go each week and always manage to spend all of my money! This week was a bit nostalgic.  All the vendors have been watching my belly grow all summer.  Every week, they comment on how it’ll be any day now.   Today, I was agreeing.  Maybe this baby will be on time, come on Monday, and I’ll be back shopping for fresh veggies by the next week.  I can be optimistic, right?
I do love that in a small town, you can see the same people week after week, and watch their lives change bit by bit.  Makes me feel part the bigger moving picture of life.

This week’s bounty:


Elf Fair, Carrboro, NC

I did my first Elf Fair as Brilliant Handmade this year at our local ArtsCenter.   I helped organize last year and this year, and feel so lucky to take part in supporting local arts and crafts!   It was so much fun.  Here are some photos of my table that I shared with my friend Rebecca of Little Foxes.

We each made our own banners.  Rebecca’s is pretty cool.  She appliquéd a vintage tea towel.  Mine is made of some fabric that I bought 11 years ago for my walls at our first NC house.  i still have a ream of it and was very happy to find a new use for it!  My Brilliant is made from Hot Pink Felt that I ironed on.  Nothing fancy, just bright.

Now at Roulette Vintage…

More Creatures!  Kitty and Snorkel Creatures are now at Roulette Vintage!

I will also be at the ELF FAIR in Carrboro, NC this Saturday!   If you’re in the area, you should stop by.  There will be lots of great local crafters and artists!

Fashion Shots

I do a lot of fashion photography for my vintage store and my Etsy shop.  I love to dress my friends up and have them model clothes for me.  Now I am not a photographer, except by need.  It’s a lot of fun, but as I am just an amateur, only about one out of 30 shots is good enough to use.  That being said, I do love it when I get lucky and capture the light and model in a way that is unexpected and pretty.   One of these days I am going to study light and exposures to get better at photography.  But for now with my need to take lots of photos for work, you can’t beat a simple digital camera, so I use a Nikon Coolpix point and shoot.  Simple and fits in my pocket.  It’s great for traversing around our small town, looking for cool locations.
Here are some shots from a shoot I did this past Sunday with my friends: Rebekah and Grace.

Wednesday Farmer’s Markets

Every Wednesday, 3 of my friends and I meet at the Carrboro Farmer’s Market to hang out and stock our larders.  We’ve been doing this for a few years, so we’ve gotten to know a lot of the awesome farmers and other crafters at the market.  Its our social event of our week.  Admittedly, many at the Market may think we’re a little crazy but we’re a nice crazy.
I don’t remember the exact amount I spent, but this past Wednesday I gathered into my totes: Tomatoes, cherry Cherokee tomatoes, poblano peppers, yellow squash, zucchini, eggplant, shitake mushrooms,basil, spicy greens, arugala, corn, fresh field peas(like black eyed), Wildflower honey, half a loaf of potato bread and some bright zinnias.  All for between $40-50.  Nice, huh?

So far I’ve made: Black been + zucchini + spicy greens with fresh guacamole burritos, arugala and tomato on potato bread sandwiches, fried eggplant with homemade pesto + cherokee tomatoes  and penne pasta.  Last night my culinary skills stretched to BBQ Tempeh with jambalaya rice + fresh field peas + Sauteed squash + sliced heirloom tomato.

I’ll be throwing that leftover BBQ tempeh in a tortilla with some spicy greens, tomatoes and greek yogurt for lunch.  Yum!

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