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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

My Craft Show

What FUN! Patchwork was such a great event and I'm so glad I got to be a part of it. There was a ton of people swarming the fantastic location and I was smack dab in the middle of it!

The morning of, I was freaking out. We left the house by 9am and I had all kinds of butterflies in my stomach. Facing the people is seriously the hardest challenge in this business for me. I can talk behind a computer all day long (I mean, I do) but seeing people's reactions to my cards face-to-face gives me anxiety.
We got there and as I started setting up my display I started feeling better. I'm prepared. I can do this. Ain't no thang. I did forget the doggie water bowl I was going to use to lure those dog owners my way. And I could've used a bit more cash, you just never know how many people are going to pay in $20 bills, you know? But other than that? Great time. Great atmosphere. And most of all, great reactions!

That was seriously the best part. I definitely have a few cards that may not be considered ahem, *appropriate* for everyone, so I never know how people are going to react (and naming my You're My Favorite Thing To Do card as the bestseller wasn't the most subtle approach). But oooohh the laughs!! Seeing this little old lady, she had to be in her 70s, giggle at my You're My Favorite Baby Daddy card (which was a big seller thanks to Father's Day!) was just awesome! Jordan decided "Make 'em laugh" should be my new slogan because that really is what happens. Aaahh it's such a special feeling. And definitely worth the nausea I was experiencing in the beginning.

And special thanks to Cynthia, Kurt, Leah, Katie, Nikki and Cheryl for stopping by and supporting me! I *meant* to get photographs with everyone but obviously I was distracted. You guys are the best. :]

15 comments:

  1. Yay! I am glad it went well. It feels good to get that first big one done...it only gets easier :).

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  2. So glad you had a great day. Love your display, it's very clean and organized :)

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  3. Couldn't agree more. Make 'em Laugh is definitely your unspoken mantra.

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  4. Great read! Glad you enjoyed your show!

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  5. looks AMAZING gurl! so happy for you, and hey a little risky business never hurt anyone ;) totally guilty of owning that "your my fav thing to do" card. OWN IT

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  6. What a beautiful booth you have! I have recently realized how much I loathe setting up because of all the little pieces you need to deal with for jewelry. But this is so clean and lovely, and when it's time to pack up, all your product is flat!!! Glorious!

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  7. Love love love your set up :)
    And you look lovely!

    Good job, girl!
    xo

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  8. So glad the show when well. I went to Patchwork last year and I was amazed with the creativity and talent. Definitely one of the best shows. :)

    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com

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  9. Hooray for a good show! And again, I love your setup.

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  10. I love your set up. It would definitely grab my attention. Glad you had a good time. Your bestseller card made me laugh out loud. I'd definitely buy that if/when me and boyfriend hit our anniversary.

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  11. There was no doubt you'd do awesome, especially with your amazing set up! Glad that you had so much fun, that's always a great bonus (the last one I did was very very empty and boring). Wish I lived somewhere in the vicinity so I could have gone.

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  12. So awesome, the setup looks amazing and I'm so bummed I couldn't stop by! Stupid trip to Vegas. :) I'm glad it went well for you though. YAY!

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  13. Love your setup! So glad that it went well!

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  14. Wow! That's such a beautiful and amazing craft stand!! I love it :) I love your handmade greeting cards too by the way, you're so talented :)

    Samantha x

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