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Xiane rambles about eco-issues, gardening, crafts, and life.

Sunday, September 30, 2007


Set up from Something Simple Trunk Show

Set up from Something Simple
Originally uploaded by xiane threeravens.

I was a part of the Something Simple Trunk Show in Fort Mill, SC, on Saturday. It was a different sort of event from the types I've vended before - more mainstream-oriented artists [kinda neat to be included!], and in a barn at a really cool park. We even got to see people riding horses there!
The barn was an interesting venue, rather appealing once we had our tables set up. Oh, and they provided many many tables and chairs, so all I had to bring was my wares and tablecloths! What a lovely thing.

The show was unfortunately slow, due in part to recent changes in the area - new subdivisions and streets led to some chaos - and in part to competition from some other local arts-oriented events. No matter; I sold a few things, enjoyed the atmosphere, talked to pleasant customers and vendors, and generally had a nice day.

It did kick me in the rump about having enough stock for the upcoming Crafting Patch Market, though! I've been down for the count lately with a lovely bout of bronchitis that I came home with from the EGCG Trunk Show at EtsyLabs, and I've been neglecting building stock because I've just felt weak and useless. Now that I'm starting to feel like myself again, I can see where I need to get on the ball and catch back up. Ugh.

So between now and Oct 13th, I need to make more of all my Lip Bliss balms - including bringing back the almighty CLOVE one! - as well as more sugar scrubs, massage oils, eye pillows, and Apple and Herb vinegar. [my surprising best-seller!] That's not even including the needle felted items I'd love to have, and handspun if I'm lucky. [ha!] Riiiiight, Xiane. Riiiiight.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007


TAG you're it!

I was tagged by EarthCharms!

Here’s the deal: I get to tell you 6 random things about myself, and then in turn, tag 6 others to do the same. This vicious cycle continues forever. Here we go!

1. If there are three things on my plate, they CAN NOT be eaten together. No mixing of the peas and the mashed potatoes, no no no. However, if the food is a mix of things, like a salad or a stew, I must combine bites into the tastiest possible. Also, I have a eating hierarchy: the best food item first, then the entree, then second best item. Yes, I'm weird.

2. I hate pie.

3. When I was wee, my grandmother would often babysit me by taking me to work with her. She worked as a paging operator at Johns Hopkins Hospital, so I spent a lot of time "helping" her page doctors and running around the tunnels there.

4. I read so fast that I couldn't get an accurate measurement from the reading speed and comprehension test that the school administered. That plays hell on my literary budget, let me tell you. I'm always buying books!

5. I randomly hitchhiked to NYC from Baltimore with my friend Shawn when I was 20. We got almost no rides, so we ended up walking a HUGE portion of the trip, and then all over Manhattan. When I got home, my feet had blisters all over them and I hobbled around for a week.

6. I first sang solo in public with my "Folk Rock" class in high school. It was a class that basically taught music theory while also teaching you how to be in a rock band. It was effin' awesome, and I credit my teacher Mr. Huber with instilling in me the idea that I really could be a musical performer if I wanted to - something that served me very well with The Violet Dawning!

There's my random info. In turn, I'll tag:

Ninja Fetus
Sara GirlsCanTell
Karen Zazazu
Carla Supastarr [if she has time!]
Tracy SummerSea
Dori Faerwear

Looking forward to seeing what other random facts are revealed!

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Monday, September 03, 2007


Fort Cloudy and Ninja Fetus at the Trunk Show!

Hangin with Xiane!
Originally uploaded by Fort Cloudy.

My favourite Baltimorean-on-Etsy, Fort Cloudy and her traveling companion, the Ninja Fetus hangin' out with me in the DJ booth at this past Friday's EGCG Trunk Show!

I'll post more about the show and my adventures getting there and participating, but I wanted to share this blurry cuteness with you!

[I blatantly stole this from Fort Cloudy's Flickr stream!]


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