"The bus is NPR's fault," she laughs. Just as she was searching the city for the right storefront space, she heard a National Public Radio news story about how, in an extended economic slump, small retailers were going out of business in droves. Chambers says she felt crushed, briefly, but then decided that instead of delaying her dream, she'd modify it. "I figured I would do a gypsy kinda thing. Show up with my stuff at festivals and fairs, go where the action is," she says. "I started thinking it through, replanning. I realized I'd need a larger vehicle to haul stuff around, and then where would people try things on? So I got the gypsy idea on a Tuesday. I called to my friend Chris, who does auto repair, to just kick around the idea of maybe getting a cool old Winnebago. And literally the same day, he finds me this bus. Five days later, the keys are in my hand, and I have no idea if I can even drive it, but everything had just fallen into place so easily, it all felt inevitable. Kismet. I decided to just go with it."