Leah brought in some really cute shirts (the photos look a lot better on her blog than mine). They are in sizes 2 and 3. I've already had requests for adult sizes...
We're also looking forward to some beautiful new cloth books by another local craftser. The soft books have appliqued designs and use repurposed fabrics. Victoria brought some samples in last weekend - they are really sweet.
Both Leah and Victoria will be selling at the Old Songs festival in June, and possibly in Brooklyn too. Leah has had a booth at the Renegade craft fair before. I'd love to get to that event.
Coming up April 26 I'll be bringing out all kinds of animal-themed books to go along with Animal Awareness Day (the following is copied from a note local librarian Scott Jarzombek sent around - He'll be reading at the library event that day)
READING TO THE RESCUE
Albany Public Library and At The Warehouse are joining forces on
Saturday April 26th from 10AM to 4PM to present the Library's second
Animal Awareness Day. The key to this unusual partnership is RESCUE; the rescue of animal companions, the rescue of a community's history and the library as a source of helpful information for pets and their people.
Sarah Clark and Veronica Thomas, librarians at the Albany Public
Library, started Animal Awareness Day last year at the Main Library on
Washington Avenue to showcase libraries as a resource provider for
people with pets. Many people fail to realize the various issues
connected to animal rescue. Among them are animal abandonment due to behavior, the link between animal abuse and domestic violence and the need for low cost spay/neuter resources and pet friendly housing. Online and book sources are available to library users to help with all these issues and more.
The 2008 Animal Awareness Day's offsite location came about when it was discovered that At The Warehouse managers, Camille Gibeau and Fred Shapiro, were hosting pet adoption clinics along with the vendors, crafters, musicians and historical architectural salvage at their warehouse on Learned Street in downtown Albany.
Among the groups represented will be the Animal Protective Foundation, Mohawk Hudson Humane Society, Scales and Tails, The Cat Care Coalition, Guilderhaven, SCRUFF, the Upstate House Rabbit Society, Capital District Caged Bird Society, C.A.T.S. , WynCrest Farms Alpacas and Llamas, the Albany Police K-9 and Mounted Unit and Susan Hamlin – Animal Communicator.
The APL Bookmobile will be attendance with Tess the APL reading dog as well as Miss Siggy local dog author and service dog, an animal tales storytime and a live veterinary acupuncture demonstration by Dr. Pamela Scerba of Veterinary Wellness.