Monthly Archives: November, 2014

Craft Faire in Roseburg

The Sweatshop Girls were in Roseburg over the weekend at the Douglas County Fairgrounds for the Business and Professional Women Craft Fair. It was a very long, but very productive weekend.

Being the official Spokes Dog for the Sweatshop Girls, Sabu had a prime spot after setup on Friday night –

20141031_212123It was a lovely time and we met many fantastic people, including roughly half the members of the Umpqua Weavers and Spinners Guild. We’re planning a day trip some time soon after the Holidays to visit all our new friends and acquire some fiber for next year’s projects. Oh, yes, we do have some big plans!

The show was well attended and we hear the Christmas Show is even busier. Maybe next year 🙂 Our lovely sewn bags got their fair share of attention, but sadly (or maybe not so sadly – we’re rather attached to them) we brought them all home with us –

SANYO DIGITAL CAMERAA shawl and two hand-knit hats went to new homes and the soap and lotions were popular.

Here is a sneak peek at some of the things we’ll have on display at the next show –

SANYO DIGITAL CAMERAWe have a nice selection of handspun yarns and the Break-all-the-Rules hat in kit form with pattern and handspun yarns –

SANYO DIGITAL CAMERAWe have handmade goat’s milk soaps and lotions as well as gifts for the knitter or spinner in your life.

If you’re in the Yachats, OR area next weekend, stop by the Crafts on the Coast Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair. Held each year at Yachats Commons, Hwy 101 & W 5th, the hours are Saturday 10 a.m. -5 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. -4 p.m.

No trip to a new town is complete without a stop at the local dog park. Happy Tails did not disappoint –

Happy Tails RoseburgIt’s a lovely park in a wooded setting with many oak trees and old fire hydrants scattered throughout. Sabu appreciated the hilly terrain and numerous trees to pee around – Happy Tails Roseburg 2The bricks were inscribed with the names of beloved pets and were a nice touch –

Happy Tails Roseburg 3We stayed at the dog-friendly Windmill Inn, which was just lovely! We recommend it if you’re visiting the area or just passing through.

Now we recover and get ready for next week’s show!