|Bringing interesting things from around the world|
to the ReMaker's Fair... Santa Fe Rose
I was pleased when I heard about the ReMaker's Fair at Habitat for Humanity benefitting their Women Build Program. I could join recyclers, upcyclers and other creative sorts and sell my wares.
I have been selling beautifully beaded Guatemalan jewelry for almost ten years now and am never less than amazed at the work of these rural women beading together in a cooperative venture.
But participating in the fair wasn't a simple story. It was more complex. Wildfires raged to the north and east of us.... miles away. But today, the winds had shifted and I awoke to a red sun and what looked like fog. But it wasn't. It was smoke.
|The skies were smoky and the sun, red.|
We set up not knowing what the day would bring. The smoke was getting thicker. Eyes watered but we toughed it out. After all there were people who were fighting these fires and homeowners in tears over their burned homes. A little smoke couldn't get us down!
The ReMaker's fair was a success with music, vendors, classes, a silent auction and upcycling demonstrations.
Food trucks provided sustenance and there was a light mood amidst the wind and smoke.
Here is a gallery of photos from the fair. It was a success despite the unexpected weather. I hope to return next year for this event.
|My first customer of the day was another vendor|
who scored a bracelet and dream catcher.
|This Habitat volunteer's nails matched|
the gorgeous bracelet.
|The smoke got worse|
|The entertainment was excellent|
|It got a bit windy for the umbrellas and pop up tents but we survived!|
|A special treat. Melanie Roy came to sing.|
|Food Truck Ingrid loves her new bracelet!|
Santa Fe Rose
Evergreen Habitat for Humanity