Thursday, June 25, 2009

Wrapping it Up

So I believe today will be the last day for doing batiks. I have managed to crank out about 80 pieces in a two week time. I know! I can't believe it myself. And honestly, I am NOT stressed. Not one bit! Usually I'm running around like a maniac the week before the festival, but not this time! I'm simply letting the stressful things just roll off my shoulders.

The schedule and the map is up! I'm looking forward to Damian Marley and NAS on Friday, The Black Crowes and The Dead on Saturday, and Willie Nelson and Bob Dylan on Sunday!

Our booth will officially open Friday late morning. If you are reading this blog, you can get first pick by getting your butt up there at around 11 or 12. We will be setting up our booth Wednesday and Thursday. Ya just MIGHT find us frolicking around after we get things set up and before our big day starts!

Still working on mens shorts. I did some birds this week.
These are my favorite pair so far. LOOOOOOvin this rust brown cord.

Who knows what else I might be able to make before I leave.

Here's a shot of my garden, because, well, you know you love me AND my garden.
There's tomatoes, zucchini, honeydew melon, carrots and basil.

My dad made this raised bed for me a while back. I finally filled er' up and have NEVER had such a successful garden on my own.

Thanks Pop!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Come on out for FUN in the SUN!

Oooooh, I'm getting excited for this festival!!! My partners and I are working very hard to bring Rothbury Festival the VERY best in handmade goodies! Partnering with me this year is Kristy of Homesown, and Jen from Gems by Jen. We will be vending up at the Odeum, the main stage of this fabulous festival. Come by and visit us! Just for mentioning you read this blog, we'll give ya a great big hug!

What are you interested in seeing from us this year? So far, you can count on men's shorts, ladies dresses, girls dresses, booty shorts, long and short sexy skirts, gauchos, hand-dyed batiks and lots more, made from HEMP, organic cottons, and high quality quilt shop fabrics. Ya get whatcha pay for!!!

Check out these kick-ass shorts I just finished up last week:

And ladies, I have you HOOKED up for some sexy panties! Take a peek at just SOME of the designs:

As with all of my goodies, these are one of a kind. I carry lots of sizes!!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Rothbury 2009

It's on! I am sooooo stoked! Band have begun announcing their presence, including 311 and Derek Trucks.

Lineup to be announced soon!

Potomac River Goods will be there representin'!!!! I am already beginning my Rothbury '09 Inventory. For any of those who would like a sneak peek, or perhaps want to buy something to wear TO Rothbury, hit me up! I've got some cute summer dresses, apron tops, and some cute hemp hooded tops! Loads of other stuff, too! Batik t-shirts for the entire family, fine hand-crafted sterling silver jewelry. Just tell me you saw my blog and I'll ship to you in the US for FREE!

Love you all!

Monday, July 14, 2008


We are home! What a great time we had!!! This was seriously the BEST festival, hands down. I did my best in sales, had SO MUCH FUN, and met so many great people!!!

The weather was just perfect! Nights were kind of cool, but I kind of like that. Gettin' all snuggly under the covers! I got to sleep in the trailor, keeping me off the ground, and shutting out the morning sun with the doors. It was great!

My vending partners and I worked SO well together. It was SO awesome meeting Kristy, from Homesown. She makes great clothing, and was a great team-member. She brought stuff for us to use, was helpful with the set-up and made a great sales-person. She was so kind and generous, which was SUCH a blessing; beautiful! compared to some previous vending experiences.

We arrived in Rothbury, MI around 3pm on Wednesday, July 2nd. First we had to go to the local high school to check in and get our credentials. I'm not sure they had anticipated on that much traffic, because the tour buses and the new trailer made maneuvering around the parking lot a bit of a task. But we were here. The official start of our Rothbury experience had begun. Welcome to hippie land. Hairy legs, the smell of patchouli and body odor emanated from the gymnasium as we entered and waited our turn in line. Kristy was to meet us here and follow us in with her friend who drove them from Asheville, North Carolina. Our turn came, we got what we needed and went back outside. A bit later we agreed to meet Kristy down at the venue, as she was still about 25 minutes away

It took us a while to figure out how to get into the gates for the vendors. We drove around the ranch for a while and found the line we were supposed to be in. Rain had washed out several vending locations so they were leading us in slowly. We waited at the gates for almost 2 hours, but we were patient and calm, glad to be there, and off the highway. We met other vendors while we waited, and excitedly waited for Kristy to show up. It started raining a bit, but it wasn't too bad. Kristy came, we got to hug and see eachother in person for the first time. I was so happy to see another dread-lock mama! I had no idea! Her friend was cute, nice and had a great CD collection that I browsed thru as we waited some more. The rain had us back in our cars, then it was into the venue grounds.

We were escorted into a lovely little nook in the forest that accommodated about 25 vendors. After a little shuffling of tents and whatnot, we were thoroughly pleased to find out that we could set up two tents deep, giving us room in the back to hang out and sit in our chairs thru-out the festival. It was nice to have a whole evening and morning to get the booth set up before customers starting flowing in. We moved the Jeep down to vendors camping lot, which, disappointedly, as around 1 mile away. Thank goodness we could camp behind the booth, because walking a mile at night, fearing our goods may get stolen was NOT a good thought!

I just could NOT get over how amazing the vibe was at this place. I have NEVER seen a festival that was so clean. The Clean Vibes crew was literally sweeping the entire grounds the entire time. The energy from the people there was incredible. Everyone was there to have fun, share with others, and experience an amazing pull from the force of music and kindness that we have created in this world.

The landscape was simply beautiful. Flat lands, with soft rolling hills of green grass and trees, trees, trees! Lots of places to sit and chill, take some time to yourself, or to sit with friends. The Sherwood Forest was certainly one of those places. All throughout the day, people were sitting amongst the trees, hanging from hammocks, playing drums, and sharing the sunshine. At night, the light show stimulated your soul and brought you closer to the stars. Walks thru the forest and dirt paths lead you from stage to stage.

Wildcat Lake

Check out the rest of the pics here: Rothbury Festival 08 Pics

Thanks to all who stopped by and we will definitely see you next year!

I shall cherish my experience with Rothbury forever and always.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Comin' Back Home!

Oh, I'm so sorry I didn't get to update this blog! I thought we might get online while there, but nope!

I'm at the hotel, getting ready to drive the rest of the way home.

I will have a complete and thorough update within the next day or two here.

We had a freaking BLAST!!!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

On our way

We are now in Ann Arbor, MI. Priceline, baby. Courtyard Marriott with taxes for sixty bucks. Not too bad!

The weather has been great. We might get some thunderstorms later on, lucky for us. Always happens that way. The minute Danielle got to my house and we started loading the trailor--RAIN. Oh well. It's here with us wherever we go, so we shall be prepared, and hope for the best.

We plan on meeting up with our third vending partner, Kristy of Homesewn, just outside of the venue at the check-in spot. I'm really looking forward to meeting her. I'm also really happy with the fact that she is making sure to get to our meeting point, on time. A refreshing and positive change from my last vending experience. I really love the feeling of a group effort.

Here we are, just after eating dinner at a rest stop.

Please come by our booth and say hello! We will have items from several other artists as well, so I'm sure there is SOMEthing you can find in our booth that you will just love! I have more inventory than I have EVER had in my life. I am really excited about all the new goodies I have to share with you all!!!!!

We are also going to be collecting donations for a friend of ours. Penni, another stitchin bitch in our community has a 2 1/2 year old daughter named Madison that has been recently diagnosed with Leukemia. She will begin her extensive 3 year treatment plan this week. The poor thing! Her family will need all the help they can get, with medical expenses and fuel to get her family back and forth to Children's Hospital in Pittsburgh.

If you can't make it to the festival, please consider making a donation to help thru Paypal. Her e-mail is:

Thanks to everyone who has been sending positive energy and love.