Friday, October 10

The first craft show of the season is behind me. We set up the tent on Friday and the weather Friday night was horrid so I was much relieved to see the tent standing just as I'd left it on Saturday morning. Several were not as lucky. You can never have too many tent weights! Saturday the winds blew and the temp dropped. By afternoon we were in jackets and trying to stay in the tent to keep out of the wind. We did chase down some of my display several times and necklaces did jump into the grass and try to escape but they were found. 
I had great helpers at the show. My sister in law Kayren was my morning helper and this was her first time to do that. It was great - we have such similar since of humor we had a real good time despite the early hours and cold/wind. 
I did splurge and buy this cart a few days before the
show and what a life saver it was. It holds more than
I could ever load up on it and rolls pretty well in grass.

Here is cheerful Kayren at the crack of dawn setting up. 
Yes it was cool and we were drinking coffee to wake up 
and stay warm. 

Here are a few shots from my booth. I've collected
a few old vintage cases to use in the display. 
One of the 3 judges commented how nice my display was.




I of course did a little shopping while I was there, one
photograph for my self and a Christmas gift. Also got
some yummy hand made soap. 

The vendor next to our tent sold candy...well I guess
you know how that went. I didn't want to be a pig and
eat his samples but that problem was solved when he
brought them over to us. We didn't want to hurt his
feelings so we ate them. 

We did a trade and I took half the price in
yea you guessed it - toffee. I'm set for a while - yea!
He also made caramels which my niece purchased.

Well now to do a few non jewelry things between shows. 
I have a quilt on the machine and a redecorating project in
the works - so lots to do. 
Next show is first weekend in November. 
Glad to say it's indoors.


2 comments:

Gene Black said...

I hope your sales were as brisk as the weather!

B J Elder said...

Great cart to haul your stuff and great help! So glad all went so well, despite Mother Nature bringing on the wind.Your display is awesome.