It finally felt like fall this weekend. Now that it’s here, I’d like to express my appreciation for my favorite season. Having grown up in New England, I will always expect four separate seasons, leaves changing colors, and a continuous hint of pumpkin pie in the air. I love pulling on worn-in boots and wrapping myself in a scarf while I sip hot cider. I think fall is the most nostalgic time of year, and it give me lots of warm fuzzy feelings. I’m so FREAKIN excited!
If only I had that sweater. If it were up to me, fall would be the beginning of the calendar year. It’s when kids go back to school, tv shows come back, and football season starts. I’d rather think of new year’s resolutions in the fall than in the middle of winter.
Fall is also outdoor festival time. It seems like every neighborhood in D.C. has its own street festival. That’s okay. It’s gives me something to do so I’m not causing trouble on the streets. This weekend was the Crafty Bastards Arts and Crafts Fair in Adams Morgan. Even though I live only a few blocks away, the walk over felt like it took forever. I was not dressed for the weather. Despite being cold and wet, I was easily distracted by all the vendors. If you want an overall sense of the fair, just visit the website Etsy or Put A Bird On It. Now that I think about it, Etsy may have had its own booth at the fair.
Despite my slight mockery, I not-so-secretly love the hipster crafting trend. If you happen to be in the market for a quirky t shirt, an offensively ironic greeting card, or an ugly-cute monster stuffed animal; then Crafty Bastards is the place to go. You could also arm wrestle a DC Rollergirl or decorate your own notepad if you wanted to. They even had a crafts table for kids (or adults that sneak their way in). It was super crowded, which I thought might help provide some heat. Alas, I was still freezing and rushed my way through. I didn’t end up making any purchases other than a bratwurst, but I still enjoyed my day of knick-knack perusing.
Okay, so maybe this weekend wasn’t the best example of beautiful fall weather. I just wasn’t ready to jump in the deep end. But guess what? I’m ready now. Bring it fall, you crafty bastard. Just one request: let’s skip over the windy and rainy part.