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>A bittersweet mood.

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Bittersweet chocolate is my mood today, emphasis on the bitter. A bitter mood. I’ve got a lot of baking on my mind and I’m not gonna lie, I’m a little Verklempt. I have this great idea of how I want the bake sale to go, but then of course it takes resources, like extra money and extra time, both of which I do not have. I’ve been having sleep issues and on top of that I have 2 major events that I am volunteering for this summer. Luckily, one of them, the bake sale is this weekend so once that is over I get to cross it off the list. Unfortunately, that means I only have a few weeks to get the other done.

The Great All American Bake Sale is this coming weekend, just in time for the 4th of July weekend. I pray for good weather, a great turn out, and for none of our baked goods to melt.  Then starting July 17 is my church’s Vacation Bible School, where I am heading up all the decorations this year. Which is def a task in its own. I basically have to build a small town in our church. So a lot going on in one month. I will be relaxing when July is over for sure.

Baking Betties All American Bake Sale
at Haygood United Methodist Church and Flea Market
July 2, 2011 bright and early at 6:30am-1:30pm
http://join.strength.org/goto/bakingbetties

Haygood UMC
Vacation Bible School
Inside Out & Upside Down on Main Street
July 17-21, 2011
www.vacationbibleschool.com/haygood

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>Fred Heutte 29th Annual Herb Sale & Festival

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The Fred Heutte Center is having its Annual Herb Sale and Festival this weekend, April 17th & 18th, along with a Spring Art & Craft Show. The hours are 9-4 Saturday and 10-4 Sunday and is located in the old train station at 1000 Botetourt Gardens in the Ghent area of Norfolk.

If you go, say hi to my fellow 7CCer Kristin, she’ll be the one selling gorgeous aprons and such. Kristin is owner of the Craft and Sew Studio located in Virginia Beach. I might’ve mentioned it before, but if not…if you’ve ever wanted to learn how to sew cute things she’s the one to see. Her studio specializes in sewing lessons for the beginner to the seasoned seamstress.

>Spring = Craft Shows!

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>It was quite beautiful yesterday. Very exciting seeing how the first day of Spring isn’t until next week. Warm weather means many great things, a few being craft shows, antique shows, yard sales…etc 🙂

The Virginia Beach Spring Craft Market will be this coming March 19-21. Some 7 Cities ladies will be there selling their wares. Hopefully next year I’ll be able to participate too, since I won’t be planning a wedding an all. So if you’re in the area I def suggest checking it out at the Convention Center @ the beach.

Coming in the summer will be the Virginia Beach Antique Show as well, August 13-15. Definitely will hit that up!

For more crafty events feel free to visit the 7 Cities Crafters Events page for updated events and info 🙂

>Handmade Nation Premiere @ the NARO

>FYI! Tomorrow is the premiere for the indie documentary Handmade Nation, being shown right here at our own NARO Cinema in Norfolk. The film describes and follows the diy/craft movement happening across the nation.

Some fellow ladies from the 7 Cities Crafters will also be there before the premiere selling their wares in promotion of the movement itself. Awareness for handmade! Woo!

So go check it out. The Trunk Show is open to the public from 3-5pm and the screening of the film is immediately after @ 5:15 pm. Admission is $6. Hope you all can make it.