October 2014 archive

Very First Craft Show Experience

Saturday was my first ever, completely legitimate, no arguing about it, craft show experience. I kind of fell into the opportunity; a new friend I made at the Dutchtown Better Block event encouraged me to join in on the fun last minute. Wow–I’m SO glad I did!

A Lovely Fall Setting

The Garden Heights Art Walk was at a beautiful nursery in St. Louis. All the staff were supper friendly and helpful. They encouraged us to integrate the plants into our booths, so I grabbed a few pumpkins! Because Fall.

Rae Sews Art Booth

I was so happy to prepare for this show that I made a new plant inspired piece, and it sold quickly! Check my Instagram (@raesewsart) to keep up with new pieces and WIPs!

All in the Details

Planning out the details is what got me most excited for Saturday. It was things like my great banner, the one that my husband made for me. I also was thrilled to take the next step… Continue reading →

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Time!

I am so excited… it is about to begin!!!

Balloon Fiesta at Sunrise

Hands down, I have never seen any one event more beautiful and inspiring than the International Balloon Fiesta I was able to attend last year!  I am sad to miss the 2014 festival, so I decided to go back through my pictures, remember good times, and make another hot air balloon quilt.

What to Anticipate

This year, the festivities go from October 4th-12th. My sweet mom-in-law sent us a flier so we know what is going on.  The highlights include the Glowdeo, which is a balloon glow of only special shape balloons, like bees, a cow, dragons, and flowers. I also love the competitions when balloons launch over a mile away from Fiesta Field and fly in, trying to hit targets with rings or flags tossed from the moving pilot’s basket!

Check out this beautiful time-lapse by Roadtrippers of the Balloon Fiesta to get a good sense of the scale. Keep in mind, there are NINE days of the events!

My Favorite Part

Not very many people know this, but for a few days of the 2013 Fiesta … Continue reading →