I'm back from the show - what fun! I'm getting tired just thinking about it, craft shows are fabulous but so exhausting.
So here I am in my tent:My boyfriend Josh went with me, so glad he loves craft shows and wanted to help :) He kept me company and wandered around the street with his own giant centipede. I wish I had gotten a photo of us together! A bunch of strangers took pics of us though, wonder if I'll manage to find any of them floating around the internet... here is Josh guarding the booth:
And some shots of my display:
And the million dollar question: "So which is weird, you or the bugs?"
The answer is "both"
And if I had a dollar for every time someone picked up my plush weights I'd be rich! Did well money wise considering there was a huge crowd but no one was buying. Saw hardly anyone walking by with bags or things they've purchased, and by the end the other booths still looked pretty full. Didn't get to talk much to other vendors though, so I'm not sure how well people did overall.
I had a lot of fun talking to people, got to meet a lot of repeat customers and people who remembered me from past shows, as well as a few who recognized me from the newspaper article I was in last year. Passed out nearly all of the business cards I brought so that makes the show worth it no matter what.
My favorite part was talking to kids - I love answering their questions and giving them some good creepy facts to tell their friends. It was annoying having to readjust my display every 5 minutes due to grabbing hands, but considering I make soft plushies I knew it couldn't be helped. So grateful for attentive parents!
Hopefully have some more custom orders coming my way, need to keep myself busy. Only now I have to unpack everything and put it away and do the paperwork for my business - it can't be all fun.
Overall very glad I got to attend this show, I'll hopefully be back next year.