Arts and Dannas

July 31, 2013

The Wine & Wool Festival was amazing. I met so many new fiber friends and had a blast hanging out with everyone in my booth. Even though at first the weather wasn't being kind to everyone setting up in the morning, it soon gave way to a nice breeze and sunlight. The forcasted rain held out until the event was over, 4pm on the nose. I was very thankful I was able to get most things packed away before we had to take down the canopy.
Wine, wool, and treats. What could be better?

That's my mom and her boyfriend in my booth, about to get in trouble for messing with my spinning wheel!
After such a positive experience at the fest, I decided to take a closer look at what I was doing with Icemelon's Stash. Even though I've been selling on Etsy for the past 5 years (seriously has it been that long?) and doing craft shows here and there for almost as long, my business has just been what seems to me an afterthought. I've been scared to take the next step with my business, and that's exactly what I've decided to do.
All I have left to do is tidy up some loose ends, and I'm going to have have a grand re-opening bash for Icemelon's Stash. (Catchy rhyme, how fancy!) Keep your eyes peeled for more updates from me about upcoming shows and more info about my grand re-opening bash! I tend to post more frequently on twitter (sometimes with secret coupon codes!) so if you haven't already, go ahead and follow me over there.

July 11, 2013

I just wanted to let everyone know that I'll be participating in the Wine & Wool fest in Jackson, MI on July 27th. It's held at Sandhill Crane Vineyards from 10am-4pm. There will be free wine tastings and lots of yarn and fiber! I'm super excited. Also freaking out a bit, since this will be a show with my peers, instead about just your average craft show with many different types of crafts for sale. I'm also going to be trying out a new booth set up, so come check it out!

Here's more info from Sandhill Crane's website.

This is a list of most of the vendors: (Sorry if i'm missing someone, but different vendors are listed at different websites and it's a little confusing!)
Colorbug Yarns (
CJ Koho Designs (
Froebe Fibers (
The Dropped Stitch
Twisted Fiber Art (
Wooly Women of Mid-Michigan
Wonder Why Alpaca Farm (
Icemelon's Stash (