Thursday, March 26, 2015

Shelby's Set Up at Riverside Arts Market


Do you even wonder the work that goes into setting up at a pop up stop? Well it's work, I'm not gonna lie. Shelby, our mobile boutique, is usually the first to arrive at a show. Bright and early we arrive, because if our neighbors are already there, it's quite a pain to get her in place. So the earlier the better.

With most of our tables and fixtures tucked away in Shelby's interior, we start by unloading chocks, jack stands, and a jack. Lower the front, place the jack in the back, crank her up, put the jack stands in place, and then crank up the jack to level her out.

Next: table, racks, merchandise, tools. In that order or not. Every day is different, no two ever the same. Enjoy the time lapse I took last weekend at the Riverside Arts Market. With the new iPhone software, I thought it'd be fun to document the two hour setup.

In other news: we've closed our Etsy shop, and relocated to Big Cartel. Our website is still the same, www.shopsallyann.com. The only difference being the look and a big update coming soon.

Also -- One Spark is coming soon. Read about our project here! And be sure to BOOKMARK IT!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Sewing Night at Southern Roots







Earlier this Month, I hosted my first group sewing class at Southern Roots in Riverside. Ten students, ten machines, and ten skirts. With pockets! It was a blast. Lots of work and at time overwhelming, but we had fun.

Little did I know when the class began, only 2 of the students had used a sewing machine before. ONLY TWO! Oh my was that intimidating, teaching all simultaneously. But we did it. Some fabrics I brought weren't the best to work with at a beginner level, but overall, it was a HUGE success, and we can't wait to host another.

Some photos courtesy of Rebecca of Somewhere In The City.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Recap: Caravan Pop Up in Hemming Park







Thank you so much to everyone that came out and shopped the market. We hosted NYC fashion truck The Nomad Truck, Vagabond Coffee Company, Bold City Pops, and Byrd's Nest Soap.

It was a bit of a nasty day, with drizzle and misty cold rain, but hey, we were able to hang out with friends, meet new people, and sell our goods. We're looking forward to more markets in Hemming, like Vagabond Flea the first Saturday of every month and One Spark!