Wednesday, May 29, 2013

First Craft Show of the Year

My first craft show of the year was on Sunday. Patchwork is such a great show. It was my third time participating and it's always such a fun time.
I'm always nervous before shows. I worry about forgetting something, or having something go wrong. So from the time I leave my house to the time I get my first sale of the day, I'm most likely a little shaky and trying to calm myself down with some incognito deep breathing. After the first sale happens....well, it's on.

This show was my best to date. I don't know if had to do with my booth placement, the show in general, (or my super awesome cards) but my little table was really busy. I was so thankful to have my friend, Isabella, visiting because she was there to help when I needed a break.

I got to see a lot of familiar faces at the show. (Gina, Nat, Nikki, Dave) And lots of laughs! At one point I tried to make a Vine vid of people laughing. But I didn't want to be a creeper peepin' over my display with a video camera. It sure brought a smile to my face though.

One of the best parts of the show was meeting one of my readers, Connie. She was the sweetest woman and she said some really great things regarding the struggles I shared last week. It's funny. I write this blog. I know I have readers. But I guess I don't think about all the people that I'm sharing my life with. It was really special to have a stranger come up to me and tell me that my hard work was evident, and not to worry about things..
Then when I got home from the show I saw all your supportive comments on my Facebook and Instagram about the show. And J told me how proud he was of me. And it all just sort of hit me. The tears, happy tears, were inevitable. I don't think I will ever get used to this "job." And honestly, I don't want to.

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  1. looks like you had a really great show! wish i could have made it.

  2. I want to go!! I wish this wasn't so far from me :( Your cards are gold.

  3. I love your booth and dress :) awesome pictures and I'm glad you are having fun "working"!

  4. so glad the show was good for you! hoping the renegades are even better :).

  5. Also, love your display. We need to discuss what to do for renegade LA!

  6. Glad that this was your best show! Your setup looks great.

  7. The table looks amazing!!! I'm so happy that your show was such a success. You totally deserve it!

  8. awww congrats!! soo proud of you girl!

    Sandy a la Mode

  9. your table looks amazing! and you are so super awesome that you would HAVE to have an amazing show. =) xoxo! keep it up!

  10. YAAY!!! Are you planning on attending the LB show this coming weekend? I sure hope so!!!

  11. Your booth looks great! I'm so glad everything went well! Of course, with your cards, I don't know how you wouldn't be a big hit - so clever and cute!


  12. I get so nervous before a craft show, especially if it's a new one. Glad it went well on Saturday! I had one this past Saturday and was unseasonably hot (over 90 degrees) and as a result no one seemed to do very well. Oh well, you win some, you lose some!

  13. So cute! Wish I could have gone but I had stupid work!
    Ps. Where is your adorable dress from?

  14. Yay! I am so glad it went well!
    I will have to really, actually, stop by next time! I kept your note that came with my mother's day card, but then I ended up not having time :(
    Good job! :) Your cards and whole booth...and you!!, are so cute!!


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