The 8th Annual Detroit Urban Craft Fair will be December 7th & 8th at the Masonic Temple in Detroit! For more info, visit detroiturbancraftfair.com
Yesterday was just another day, nothing flashy or exciting. It was pretty clear my kid was too wound up to take a nap. She read her picture books in her bed and was soon up and moving around the house. With a busy weekend ahead of me I decided running a few errands with her instead of a rest would have to do. The temp was down and the bright blue sky held giant white billowy clouds. A bike ride was in order!
My willing travel companion was snapped into her bike seat in no time, and off we rode. We went to a consignment/resale shop in town and on the way out, I was daydreaming through my turn and was peddling along in the opposite direction of home. Only a few moments later we rode up toward a rental property being cleaned out. Standing at the curb were a few garbage cans, a wonky lawn chair, some kind of fan that was broken and a few giant pieces of foam core. Looking closer at the one, the construction paper pieces that poked out were already all too familiar. We skidded to a stop at the pile and I pulled the pieces apart and there staring at me was giant sign that I made for Detroit Urban Craft Fair 2007. The man on the porch yelled down, asking if I wanted any stuffed animals. Bewildered, I said, “no thanks”, and snapped a picture of my discovery.
An hour later we were back in the car, rescuing the signage. Sure, it’s just some paper and shapes glued together but can I get an amen on how WEIRD that is? Living in a dusty garage for 6 years and within the 10 minutes they were put out to trash I happened along? It was a very defined needle in the haystack moment.
In a few weeks applications will be open for the 8th annual Detroit Urban Craft Fair. And there will be at least two signs welcoming us this year that have a little extra history (and spider webs) about them!
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