Tuesday, December 4, 2012

The perfect gift

I'll be selling this Saturday at one of my favorite shows:  Touch of Vermont Holiday Gift Market.  This show happens in Montpelier's City Hall from 9-4 on December 8th.  There is a great variety of quality Vermont products and a sweet and lovely vibe.

In addition to skirts in my classic A-line in two lengths, I have two styles of aprons and these handy and colorful key fobs.   Find your keys easily:  In your bag, in your pocket, on your wrist.

Did I mention I will have a rack of skirts On Sale at this event?  It's true!  Happy December!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Join me in Shelburne this Saturday and Sunday.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Queen City Craft Bazaar this Saturday!

My favorite Vermont grown indie craft fair is this Saturday in Burlington.  Come see me and a bunch of inventive makers at the Queen City Craft Bazaar from 10 to 4 at Union Station, 1 Main Street.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Dig it! MAD cargo aprons on HGTV's gardening blog

HGTV gardening editor, Felicia Feaster, featured my cargo aprons alongside none other than Williams-Sonoma's in her recent blog post.  These make great gifts for the gardener in your life, also the teacher, medical professional, or anyone else who needs a few extra pockets.  My Etsy shop is currently well stocked with a variety of colors and prints.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Holiday Sneak Peek

I've been having fun playing with my fabric collection. 

These are pockets I made for the retro style kitchen aprons I'll be selling at my upcoming holiday craft fairs.

Some retro beefcake, cowboys and firemen, some repurposed thrifted clothing, and some prints and stripes from my diverse collection of vintage fabric.

My traveling retail season kicks off this Friday and Saturday at Twist in Northampton.

Missing the old HotHolders?  This year these charming kitchen helpers are making themselves useful as apron pockets.

Here's a somewhat Christmas-y apron print, with peppermint candies and such, to which I'm adding gingham pockets and sashes.   View a full list of my holiday shows here.  These events will be a feast for your eyes, ears and noses, and are sure to inspire you.  It's not too early to plan some fun shopping excursions. 

Monday, June 25, 2012

at Twinflower Farm

Here are some shots by Inger Swingforth from a recent photo shoot at my home.

With local lovelies Laura, Maegan, Sydney, Bettina and Abby.

Friday, May 25, 2012

I'm spending the evening packing for my first farmers market of the season, the kick-off to a busy 10 days for MAD.  I hope you can stop by the charming Norwich Farmers Market tomorrow to see and buy all the great early season produce grown by local farmers.  And check out what we crafty types have been busy all winter developing = fresh new creations for locals and visitors alike.  I'm so pleased to finally be sharing the exciting and beautiful fabrics I've been working with over the last few months.

Here's what the next couple of weekends look like for me as I get my work out into the world:
Norwich Farmers Market, May 26, 9am - 1pm
Norwich Craft Fair Sunday, May 27, 10am - 3pm
Montpelier Fashion Show, June 2, 11:30am - 3pm
Stowe Farmers Market, June 3, 10:30am - 3pm

If you can't make it to any of these delightful, summery, oh-so-Vermont-y events, but you need a very special and completely unique summer skirt (and you know that you do), check out the wide selection in my online shop.  Have a great Memorial Day weekend, everyone!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Friday, April 13, 2012

Spring/Summer Preview

I'll be debuting these cheery prints, made into my signature one-of-a-kind skirts, at the Norwich Farmers Market tomorrow. This event at Tracy Hall from 10 to 1 is the last indoor market of the winter season. I'm looking forward to the outdoor season, and have been busy building up my stock to bring to four Vermont markets where I'll be selling this year. Expect to see skirts in these prints and more paired with sashes made from unique vintage fabrics, locally thrifted button down shirts converted into cute retro-style kitchen aprons, and sturdy cloth belts for men and women.

You can find me fairly regularly at the Saturday Waitsfield and Norwich Farmers Markets. I'm also excited to be selling this year at the Wednesday afternoon Market on the Green in Woodstock from mid-June through mid-August, and occasionally setting up my stall at the Stowe Farmers Market on Sundays. To keep abreast of my movements, and see new items appearing in my online shop, connect with the Mountain Ash Design page on facebook. This also makes you eligible for free domestic shipping when you buy from my Etsy shop, so don't forget to ask for the coupon code once you're connected. If facebook is not your thing, check my vending schedule. Links to all the market websites are on the schedule. Happy Spring!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Norwich Winter Market

I enjoy winter doses of the farmers market scene at the monthly indoor market at Tracy Hall in Norwich. Please join me and many other quality vendors of yummy edibles and dry goods. The market occurs on the second Saturday of the month, through April (that's tomorrow!).

After the January market this photo appeared in the Valley News. The caption heading reads "Farmers Market Fashion Find" and goes on to tell that my cute customer was here from Pennsylvania taking a course at King Arthur Flour and that she bought two of my skirts. She was so friendly and fun to visit with. I so enjoy the social aspect of my work (getting to know my customers face to face), and don't get enough of it at this time of year.
So, the rest of the story is that she's a farmer planning to open a farm to table restaurant. She thought she should brush up on her baking skills (thus the class at King Arthur). The photographer also ended up buying a skirt. I'll have many more for offer tomorrow, in both the lengths you see here.
If you can't make it to the market, or if you are looking for a special deal, there is an inventory reduction sale going on right now in my online shop. Feel free to check it out, and I'll be adding fresh new skirts to the shop soon, so stay tuned.