Pool Tradeshow Video Montage & Wrap-Up!

Pool Tradeshow in Vegas, Feb 2010 from Twinkie Chan on Vimeo.

The tradeshow was a very interesting adventure. We got a great response to all the goodies. Just like at a craft fair, it’s a little nerve-wracking to be there and to feel like you and your work are being judged, but everyone was really delighted by what they saw, and that makes me happy. The booth was really cute, we had our own security guards to guard our booth at night, and the company I partnered up with hooked our booth up with breakfast and lunch every day, delivered right to Yummy You. It was pretty sweet!! I’m mentally preparing for what I am going to have to do next!

Our team managed to put this all together from nothing, basically in 6 weeks. It was kind of amazing. Of course there is always room for improvement on things here and there, so the next one can only get better! I like the idea of having 6 months to prep :).

Hairy asked if I saw any famous people. Well, not really. I saw Masuimi Max, and Miss Nevada, and Simone Legno was our booth neighbor, but aside from that, I didn’t have a lot of opportunity to walk the main Magic floor where there might be “celebs.” My crochet elf Rita came to hang out at the booth and walk around and she saw Jeffree Star, but yeah, about 99% of the population would probably have no idea who any of those people are. I did not see Puff Daddy or anything….

On Tuesday night, we had din dins with Scott and Lauren from Badge Bomb. They are like the nicest people you will ever meet, and they are from the Bay Area! And FYI, if you want to buy individual Yummy You buttons, you can get them directly from the site.

On Wednesday night, Rita picked me up from the show, and we went to eat with her sister Kat, my other crochet elf, at a sushi buffet! I never see them since they live in Vegas, so it was soooo nice to hang out with them for a bit, eventhough I was completely brain dead!

I have no idea how people can work the show all day, and then party in Vegas all night. I wish I could!!! I just wanted to fall down dead ever night afterward! And I basically did.

I wish I had better pictures of everything, but I wasn’t sure if we wanted to release any of the new stuff to the public yet until it all hits the stores. Some of my fav online stores will carry it, too, but I’ll keep that a secret as well for now. But I’m so happy to finally have my product in places that I love and have shopped at, too! You’ll seee!! πŸ˜‰

31 Comments on “Pool Tradeshow Video Montage & Wrap-Up!”

  • Andreanna


    Wow your booth was so cute. I love the cardboard Portland.

    • Cardboard Portland was totally genius!

  • Stavroula


    Just loooooooooove the tag, it really has big secret seducing powers… Cant wait for the official release πŸ˜€

    • I am glad you like it!! πŸ™‚

  • Wow! I can’t even imagine doing a trade show like that… I’m still trying to master craft fairs. Your booth looked really good and seemed to have a buzz around it at all times. Oh, and for the record I love Masuimi Max and I am very jealous you even got to see her lol! Good luck over the next 6 months.

    • I so have not mastered craft fairs myself!! πŸ˜›

  • Alexa Jones


    That’s so exciting, Twinkie!!! If you need any help with bringing Yummy You to Minneapolis/St.Paul, where super cute scarves and hats are ALWAYS appreciated, let me know! malexajones@gmail.com There’s a ton of amazing boutiques here!

    • Thank you for offering!! I will definitely email you about stores!!!

  • Onjoli


    Your booth looks amazing and super cute. I bet people went crazy for all your cute stuff. One of my friends thats owns a store here in phoenix came back from MAGIC in love with everything you had there. Oh and I love the tags and the peeps boxes<3cute

    • Awwwww, that’s great! I’m glad your friend liked it, too!!!!

  • mel


    wow, that is so amazing. i am so so proud and happy for you, you’ve come so far. i really hope i can grab some yummy soon.

    love you,

    • Yes, I can’t wait to be able to tell everyone where to shop!!! EEEP!!!!!

  • Hanna


    oh my goodness! I cannot wait πŸ™‚
    your booth looks really cute too!

  • Sylvette Marie


    Gosh your booth is sooo cool love it every corner and i love love masumi max….

    Exito ….

    • πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Heeheheh thank you!

  • Annais


    I’m soooo happy for you!
    However, I’m not looking forward to the day when I @ you on twitter and get no reply because everyone is talking to you at once, lol. Will be a sad day.

    • Aw, do not think sad thoughts!!!!

  • Colleen


    wow! the booth was adorable!

    you are certainly setting us up for some decisions. and to think i thought i had trouble with indecisive shopping before yummy you!! thanks twinkie πŸ˜‰

    p.s nice choice of music

    • I don’t think buyers wanted to decide either. They just kept asking, “What’s been most popular!??!!?” hehehh

  • sheppi


    I am soooooo excited to see Yummy You everywhere! πŸ˜€

  • denise


    I love everything πŸ™‚
    I cant wait too be able to purchase more items πŸ™‚ everyone always envys My GOODIES

    • Aw, thanks, duder!!!!! You’ve got some pretty good ones under your belt, tho…..!!

    • Thank you!!!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Ah who knows what will happen next. I’m just taking it all in πŸ˜‰

  • Michelle


    Your booth is very cute. And another congrats on this new adventure in your life. I hope it grows as big as you want it to grow. Can’t wait to hear about the online stores your items will be showing up in. Very excited to learn more. I’m staying tuned.

  • lindsay


    omg i cannot WAIT to see your goodies in shops!!!! your booth looked awesome! xoxoxoxox

  • Nikki G


    It all looks fantastic!!!!
    Gee, this really is a big deal now, you can tell just by your short video. Well done, you totall deserve this massive move forward.

  • Molly


    Congrats again! I’m excited to have been able to see your booth in person! It was awesome!

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