This weekend was show number 3 of 5 in a row - The Rhythm & Booze Rockabily All Dayer in Birmingham. I had a good time, sold some of my wares and had a good chat with my stall buddy, Rascal, and my friends Kate and Nicola who came up for the event.
Rascal & I behind Rascal's stall - Totally tropical! (The stall and us!)
The fantastic Domestic Bumblebees. All the bands were pretty good actually!
2. A Rant
Yet again, food was a problem at the event. Last time I did the event, there was no food - so I was hungry! This time, it was advertised that there was food - great I thought, so I just brought lunch. The food turned out to be chicken curry and rice. That was it. No other choice. GREAT for people who don't eat meat..er not.
Having been a non meat eater for 18 years, I'm pretty used to this kind of thing, but it still annoys the hell out of me. I mean, its 2011, and no vegetarian option? I'm not even a fussy eater - I would have been happy with some chips - but no. Chicken curry and rice or nothing!
Venues hosting events really need to get their acts together! Its either no food (like at Bedlam) or no vegeratian food (like at last years' Kustom Kulture Blast Off, and Birmingham). Its not even just the non meat eaters who have a problem, Kate said the curry looked revolting - like school dinners/dog food so she didn't want it either! At the end of the day, its the venue that loses out too as they miss out on food sales!!
Kate and I were that hungry that we shared a plate of rice;
Mmmm overcooked, mushy, plain rice. Delicious! Hmmmmmpf. Rant over!
3. More Pressies
I was also lucky to get some more cool pressies at the weekend;
Supercute tiki print shopper bag and
Vintage curtains, both from Rascal. I'm going to make these into cushion covers, or maybe use them as curtains in the spare room
Cool leopard print straw clutch embellihed with orchids and a hand made wood-burned heart plaque, made for me by Kate. Kate makes these awsome wood-burned hearts as jewellery and art for her label, Clumsy.
Moomin make up bag! Michael bought me this when he went to an art gallery over the weekend as he knows how much I love The Moomins! ♥♥4. Purchases!
I also bought a few bits this weekend....
Hawaiian shirt and
High waisted denim pencil skirt, Both from Lady K Loves. Lady K stuff always fits me so well :)
Repro 50s style tropical print dress from Idaho Red Vintage.
And a close up of the print. All are coming to Florida! :)