At Fancy Tiger Crafts in Denver
Fancy Tiger. This is the kind of store that every city and town should have. It is chock full of materials of the nicest quality and people who can help you choose what you need to make any crafty thing you want (and a community crafting table and a sewing studio).
Oh, what do I see there on the table near the mason jar sewing kits? Oh, it’s a sign for our book, that’s all. No really, there is nothing like seeing a poster for your actual book that is actually for sale right there in front of you. We were happy women walking in there. But a little curious (okay, maybe I mean worried) about how the event would go.
Our event was scheduled for 6 o’clock, which was also the time that the open craft night started, which took place at this table:
Crafty men and women (yes, I did say men) sat here for hours with the projects they brought from home. It had a great feeling. But we were in the sewing studio a little further down the hall with all of these people:
Debra, in her adorable wool dress (that she made last week) was making them all smile. I was taking the picture and feeling relieved and giddy that our t-shirt to pattern to dress demonstration went off without a hitch. They all bought books!!!!! They seemed really into the whole concept of improvisation- hungry for it, even. And that felt great to us.
I even got to sew the dress on this machine, which is the machine I sew on at home. They all had the names of the shop’s employees first pet. This was Lollipop.
Thank you Fancy Tiger Crafts! What a pleasure it was.