Ok, it is a couple of days past the halfway point. I have been very busy working at the 817 Arts Alliance hut, making a little more product when I can and keeping up with my Etsy orders, that I am afraid I missed the midpoint by a bit and a couple of weeks of posting as well. I am happy to report that all 14 local artisans and the Mayan village international fair trade partner have had sales. We appreciate our customer's support and hope everyone loves their purchases.
While no one artist has sold out entirely of their creations, there are several specific things that have sold out and are not expected to make an appearance again at this year's market. Ellengant Creation's Jingle Jaws fish and her caged dragon necklaces are examples. Anna B's lighted Christmas trees are currently sold out but she is hopeful that a couple of more might make an appearance by the end of next week. I am hopeful that I can have some more of my agate slice night lights with nature charms or flying pigs ready before the end of the market, but I am not making any promises. Sky Imaginings has brought out more of her knit and crocheted goodies and Ladybug Bath has restocked her soaps and candles. Stock is limited however.
Today's weather was perfect. The market was alive with visitors enjoying the food and drink, shopping and the new children's area, Peppermint Park. It was a pleasant change from our brush with the blue norther last Thursday, whose effects were felt very strongly through Friday. (We had a visitor from Michigan that found it fairly balmy, unlike the two friends he was visiting.) It looks like the forecast calls for ups and downs in temperature for the final two weeks and a bit of rain on a couple of days. I hope you will find a day where the weather and your schedule allows you to come out and enjoy the experience at the Texas Christkindl Market.
A couple of views of our hut and a happy customer (Santa hat by Sky Imaginings) are found in this post. You can read the artisan statements when you visit and view a wonderful selection of unique, many one of a kind creations, that is until they find homes with someone.
Post Update: I should have included a link when I wrote this post to an article that Downtown Arlington Management Corporation shared the previous week about the 817 Arts Alliance Hut. I was very pleased to have our hut featured.