Ephrata's 43rd Annual Craft and Cruise Arts and Crafts Festivals Poster

Coming Soon: 43rd Annual Ephrata Craft and Cruise

I know September 10, 2016 is a bit of a ways off, but I will be participating in the 43rd Annual Ephrata Craft and Cruise Arts and Crafts Festival!  What will I be selling?  Hoops, of course!

I also hope to demo hooping by advertising times when I’ll be doing so.  Another idea I have is to leave a hoop out for the public to try and share.  I might even try busking!

I’m still brainstorming ideas for this, but mostly I’ll sell hoops, demonstrate, and have fun.

This is coordinated through The Art of Recycle, in Ephrata, PA, and they are still looking for crafty vendors.  They’ve got hooping covers, but if you have some other craft talents, why not apply?

Photo Shoot Fun!

It snowed here on Saturday, the day of my photo shoot with Ava Dae Photography.  I think we got a couple of inches here.  Yuck!  Still, the roads were only wet, really, so I packed up my costume and hoops and headed out to Bucks County for my photo shot with Melissa Charry of Ava Dae Photography.  Simply put, I had a great day.

After I hopped off the PA Turnpike and drove though the winding, yet busy, roads of eastern Pennsylvania, I came to this beautiful old farm house, complete with ponds and chickens.  This is was were the studio the photographer rented was.  It was a gorgeous location.

I got there, and was greeted by Melissa.  We chatted, and she told me what to expect from the shoot, and such, as she set up her equipment.  A few minutes later, Claire Marie, the hair and makeup artist who did the outstanding work above, came and gave me my look for the day’s shoot.

After I put my costume on after hair and makeup, I got on the backdrop and started to hoop while Melissa took photos.  I had two single hoops that make for great photos, my LED hoop for some fun shots, as well as a shiny set of doubles that Jenny gave me.  Overall, I think Melissa said she took over 800 photos!

My overall sum of the experience.  It was wonderful.  I had a great time!  I got to work with two fantastic and professional women who had a lot of experience with this type of photography.  I am so glad I won this photo shoot!

I would like to do another shoot with them in the future, actually.  I have some vintage stuff that would make for some fun photos.  Being a model like this is addicting!

It’s going to take Melissa some time get the photos ready for viewing, and I won’t be posting any until both she and I approve the final ones.  No worries, though, you will be seeing the best of the bunch!

I recommend working with Ava Dae Photography.  I know it’s a drive for many of us here in Lancaster County, but it’s well worth it!