I spent almost all of January in India for school. I haven’t downloaded my photos yet, but I have stories to tell you about the complete insanity that is the Bombay Cloth Market. The market is in a huge building. There were hundreds of vendors. I only ever saw women buying, and men selling. The stalls have a very narrow path going through rows. It was supremely claustrophobic. Each stall was on a raised, padded platform and had about 5 men barefoot sitting on the floor yelling at the women. “Madam! Sarees! Pashmina! Here, Madam, what are you looking for?” The shouting never stopped. Some got really aggressive, and would try to lead you to their stalls and then expect you to pay them for the service. I didn’t have the heart to really bargain as much as I could have, but I did get some good deals.
I am now home, and have a huge list of things to do. I’m torn between going to a Super Bowl party, and making Sunday a Day of Crafty Completion and seeing how many projects I can finish in just one day. I have three coats needing button repairs and cleaning. I have pants that need hem adjustments. I have a peach lace cardigan that I never even wore last summer because I haven’t matched the thread to fix the top button on it. A stack of little Blythe dresses waiting for a snap.
My big news is that I’m getting married this August. I have to resist the urge to “craft it up” as my sister would say, because every special detail touch that I want would send our budget to the junkyard. However, I am looking forward to arranging flowers (anyone have ideas for vintage-style motifs with gardenias?) working on invitations and the cakes. I think we’re doing semi-potluck cupcakes and I am obsessed with the cupcake group on flickr. I’ve marked several as favs, if anyone wants to take a look. Such sweet inspiration!
Does anyone else have any craft resolutions?