Good morning all. Bet you're wondering how the big weekend at the fair went! To sum it up in one sentence, it went well but not as well as I'd hoped for. The biggest bummer was the snow storm that came just as things were getting set up on Friday! It was not exactly fun hauling in load after load in that. By the time I moved my car (about a half hour after the show started) the roads were really bad which kept people away I think. Saturday started out a bit poky as well but by the afternoon was pretty busy. It was great to interface with the public, vs. just selling online. It was like a study in sociology, watching what people were interested in (or not). My booth looked pretty stellar after a bit of rearranging. I talked to a lot of local brides about veil and bolero orders and I met some great vendors too!
All and all, I'm glad I did the show... but I'm also glad I don't do craft shows on a regular basis! It was just a crazy amount of work making enough inventory to fill out a booth, and I keep plenty busy just with my normal work load. I still have to finish unloading the car today and find a place for all the left over merchandise, but I'm slowly winding down and getting back to having a life in addition to a business! ( I even managed to bring up the Christmas decorations from the basement yesterday!) And that feels pretty good!