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Time. I don’t ever seem to have enough of it. I looked at my calendar today only to realize that next week is the middle of the month and I haven’t started half of what I need to finish by the end of next week. I’m sure I’m not the only who feels like the end of the year is coming at us way too fast!

The I Made It! Market for the Holidays was this past weekend. It was a fantastic market and I couldn’t be happier to have been a part of it. I’m continually amazed by the amount of work that goes into one of these, and that that work is done by two people!

But back to time. As with all other shows I’ve participated in, I’m always working until the wee hours of the night before a show to get enough out on that six foot table. Having stayed up until 4am the night prior to I Made It! forced me to deal with my crafty time management, or lack there of, so I’ve set a goal of making a thing a day. I’m already behind on this, since it’s Wednesday and I’ve made nothing to add to my existing stock. I’m cutting myself a break because I am working on a few custom orders. So stayed tuned.

I will be at the Pittsburgh Knit & Crochet Festival in February! I am so excited for this show! I’m starting work on some really great knitting tote bags that I think everyone is really going to love. There will also be plenty of needle and accessory pouches, needle rolls and a new circular needle organizer!

I was thumbing through the Pittsburgh Magazine the other day and I came across this:

Wren & Rita in the Pittsburgh Magazine

It was a nice surprise :)

And remember…the 100th person to like Wren & Rita on Facebook will get a fantastic holiday package. We’re at 99, are you next?!

Stay warm out there everyone!

Holiday Events!

Hey folks! I know I haven’t used my blog as a means of communication but I thought there was no better time than now. I wanted to let you where you’ll be able to find Wren & Rita over the holidays.

Coming up this Saturday at 6pm, I will be participating in a trunk show along with three other fabulous local ladies. Please click on the image above. It will take you directly to the Facebook event. Let us know if you’re coming!! If you can’t access Facebook send me an email and I’ll fill you in on the address information.

I will also be vending at I Made It! for the Holidays. This show is going to be fantastic! It’s a two day event, but make sure to come both days since there will be 5o different vendors each day. You don’t want to miss this one! Click on the image to go directly to the event page on Facebook. Let us know you’re coming!!

As always, you can also find Wren & Rita items at Wildcard in Lawrenceville and So Me in Glenshaw. And, if you’re interested in custom orders, let me know now while there’s still plenty of time!

A new year full of crafty goodness!

Well hello everyone! I know, this blog hasn’t had much content, but I’m hoping to change that this week. Unfortunately, I set things up last year during the tail end of the busy craft show season. Then came the holidays and I just needed a break.

But, I am back and do I have some great news! This year is off to a great start with some wonderful events that are just around the corner.

Please join I Made It! Market on April 10th at South Side Works for Chili with the Works. It will be a day full of crafty goods and chili! Check out I Made It! for a full list of vendors.

I’m really looking forward to this event. I’ve been working on a couple of new items, but will of course have plenty of wristlets, pouches and a great selection of paperclip bookmarks! Make sure to stop by and say hello! I’ll be sharing a table with The Point Needlecraft!

Tap, tap, can you hear me?

Yes folks, it was bound to happen. A blog post! And this one comes with some great and exciting news.

First, the fabulous Wildcard has opened in Lawrenceville and is carrying Wren & Rita goodies!! If you haven’t visited Wildcard yet, you are missing out! The store is absolutely fabulous and features a plethora of handmade items from crafty folks around the area. Of course there is also an amazing selection of cards and gorgeous paper for all your paper crafting needs! This is an awesome place to start your holiday shopping so make sure to check it out soon!!

Wren & Rita will be at Handmade Arcade 2009 sharing a table with The Point!!  AND at I Made It! Jr. and I Made It! for the Holidays. I am so excited for these events and honestly a bit overwhelmed by all the work ahead of me! But so excited!

But that’s not all! Here is a list of all the upcoming shows. Please make sure to stop by and say hello!

November 22: I Made It! Jr.

November 29: WYEP Holiday Shoppe

December 5: I Made It! for the Holidays

December 12: HA:2009

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I’m still working out a few  style issues but I should be back with a full post sometime later this week. !