Way back in June, Sara and I vended at Blackburg's Summer Solstice festival through Burnt Creative. The festival drew a huge crowd and we had a great time both representing Whispering Willow, and enjoying the sights and sounds around us. Early in the show, we saw this and I literally had to run down the street to catch a photo.... ...and yep, that scale is pretty close to right. It was hot and he (she?) was on stilts and covered in metally-looking pieces. It was very hard not to continuously stare. Apparently he/she is a regular fixture at the Virgina Tech games. We were set up right across the street from Patina South. Tracy and I have run into each other quite a bit over the festival season and it is always fun to chat. Another friendly face is Kiona from Lucky Accessories. I see her at tons of shows and never seem to get a decent picture of her adorable jewelry. This time? Success! The High Fiber was also present. She makes adorable tea towels and onesies. There was also a selection of vintage clothing.. Plush owls (always a favorite of mine for some reason) And Merry Monsters! How freaking adorable are they?!? Not interested in shopping? There was also Tarot Card Readings... Face painting... ...and a Flea Circus (for real). Our favorite customer of the day by far was this fabulous little one: Who took a minute to stop and shop. Before Sara and I headed home, we had a chance to visit with Sara's friend Colleen and her family. Remember how Colleen was pregnant the last time we headed to Blacksburg? Well, meet Carolyn. Isn't she something?