September 23, 2008

Thanks Worcester!

Sunday was the big show!! stART on the Street in Worcester, MA, my first big craft show appearance! How did it go? I think overall, it went very well! My day started early. I had to get up by 6:30 in order to make it to Worcester by 8:20 to sign-in. After signing in, and before setting up, I almost got myself arrested (not really, but the officer was a b---h) and she almost turned my day. She didn't because my mantra for this year is "I Choose", so I chose to shake it off and enjoy my day. That's my neice in the picture there <------ she spent the day with me so that I would be free to move about. She was the best helper I could have.

After unpacking my stuff and deciding how to arrange everything, all we had to do was sit and wait. So instead we took a short walk to see what others were selling and talked to our neighbors. We saw some beautiful scarves, jewelry and houshold goods. We also had a vendor next to us selling make your own buttons that said "vote for ______" and there were a number of things you could add such as, "vote for an original thought" or "vote for Joan of Arc". It was fun and had lots of people stop to play with their spinning wheel. That's me -----> knitting at my booth.

The day was filled with sun, singing men and walking trees! I had my parents come by to see how I was doing. My Hubby and son came by to hang out for a bit, my sister-in-law and the rest of my brother's clan came by along with my brother late in the day. It was nice to have all that support because it made the time go by so much faster.

Because it got unseasonably warm, and the sun was beating down on those of us with no tents, I got a bit of a sun "kiss" on my left shoulder, neck and face! Had I known it would be so warm I would have dressed differently. . . . I'll know to be prepared for all eventualities next time.

Overall, I had a great time, I sold a few items and I got lots of exposure, so it was a great day!


Jen said...

Looks like a beautiful day! Sorry about the sun 'kiss', but wasn't it worth it!?! Great blog!

-10oneworld on etsy

AileenFairycat's Costume Closet said...

It sounds like you had a great show! Congrats!

Your set up looks fun and I bet people loved watching you knit.