I'm just finishing my breakfast (an english muffin and coffee, if you care to know), reading my email and prepping myself for everything that needs to be done today (all inside work, very difficult when outside is so beautiful...the weather here has been uh.mazing the last two days), when upon checking my email I see a message from Handmade Arcade. My first response was, "don't open it...no need to start the day off with rejection." Jeremy and I joke about how I am never accepted to things and I never ever win prizes. Well, today is the day for both! I was accepted! Rather, WE were accepted! I applied to share a booth with Jamie of PghTravelAgency and it's going to be so much fun! I don't typically do craft fairs but I couldn't pass up an opportunity to spend the weekend with Jamie! Handmade Arcade is in the city of Pittsburgh (the city I want to live in) and will be chock full of talented makers of stuff you don't necessarily need but really want to have (the quintessential craft show). This will be your opportunity to see all the Moop bags in person, so mark your calendars for November 8&9.
On to the prize...well, I have not won one yet...but! if you go here, you could help me win! I entered the Market Bag in the Etsy Handmade Kids Challenge because (as many of you know) it makes a great diaper bag that doesn't look like a diaper bag (key elements of retaining style while raising kids). I don't have high expectations and I never enter contests (because I am a sore looser) (I decided long ago, it was better to just not play than to play and be bratty) but, maybe I have a chance at this one? And, I promise I will not be a brat if I don't win (besides, who could compete with something as cute as this?).