I wish I had taken more video and more photos! Oh well!
It was kind of a whirlwind weekend. The night before the fair, I was finishing up my t-shirts, heat-sealing the ends of ribbon over a cupcake candle, printing photos for my album, and Hairy and I even dragged out all the big pieces of booth furniture into the garage to figure out how to lay everything out!
I think the booth turned out pretty well for not having been planned very well… 😛 There are things I would change and futz with. I would want to focus more on how the inside of the fridge was displayed and organized, but all in all, I think a lot of people were really delighted we even had a real fridge!
I had a difficult time figuring out how to display the ice cream cone scarf in the freezer and still have it look cute. It’s a small, deep space, so it didn’t highlight that scarf very well :(. Also, I’m so sorry I wasn’t able to put my customer pics on the fridge. I discovered that the inside of the fridge door is not magnetic!!! I could have taped all the faux-laroids to the inside of the door which was visible, but I didn’t want to ruin the pics, either. I have to think about how to deal with that later!
Here’s me and Nel/becausemaybe. I’d never met her in person before, but we are internetz buddies! There she is being goofy in her salad cowl/neckwarmer!
Okay, that’s a terrible photo of me, but I had to get a picture of these guys. They are awesome! They are Jules’ god sons. We talked about finger-weaving, and the younger one is crocheting!!! I love that!!! They were really polite and nice. I loved them!
Here’s me and the gal who wanted me to sign her layer cake tissue cozy. So sweet! She was very nice and patient as Manda tried to figure out the video/photo settings on my camera! I think this was the first time someone asked me to sign a crochet piece! It was kind of hard to write on crochet…I was so afraid I was just messing it all up and drawing an ink blob!
When these guys approached the booth, I felt like I was going to get the smack down from the Color Mafia!!! How cool do they all look together with their candy rainbow hair!? I’m always delighted to see Marissa and Josh, and I was uber-delighted to finally meet Irene and also another Stephanie who also has a bf named Matt!
My last photo is of Dorklandia’s ice cream cart!!! This was such a GENIUS idea!!! She made ice-cream plushies and kits for making the plushies, and she pushed this ice cream cart around and ringed her bell all over the fair. MY GOD!!! SO BRILLIANT!!!! I couldn’t stop going on about how I thought she was the smartest person at the fair!
I do have a short video montage, but since I’m still on Hairy’s computer, I can’t get it to save and upload properly. Will have to wait until I get my own computer back, I think!
Hairy and I ran around the other booths really quickly, in like 15 minutes!!!! There were SOOO many booths. You could have shopped for hours. I am sure I missed a lot. But I just felt bad about leaving anyone else to man my booth while I shopped. I need to get over that. I want to see everyone else’s goodies!
It was really cool to be able to see other people try my scarves on, though. I don’t get to see a lot of that. Everyone looked so cute in them!!! I really appreciate everyone who came by to say hi. I got to meet MaryBeth who I’d bought stuff from on etsy before, Debbie who makes AWESOME cakes, Star who I know to be an amazing digital artist but from glancing at her blog seems to be a mistress of many talents, my amazing helpers Rita and Catherine who visited from Las Vegas, and now my brain becomes mush so I’m sorry if I forget to name names and post URLs!!! Oh yeah, I hope Amy posts her photos before 2010. She asked me to Vanna White next to my sign/banner and promised all unflattering and unclassy photos to be posted to the infamous internet.
SOOOOOOO now!!! I will post all the leftover goodies to ETSY!!! AND!! BONUS!!!! I will keep the reduced craft-fair prices for ONE WEEK!!!! So Stay tuned!!! I have to run to the bank, but then I’ll come home, snap some photos of stuff, and start posting the goods. I will blog, twitter, and mailing list when stuff is up!