Sometimes things get into your head that just won't go away. Well that's what happend with this festival. For three years I have been wanting to try selling my glass at this HUGE show. I finally bit the bullet and did. For anyone who has been to it, you know what I mean when I say HUGE. 300+ vendors. My biggest fear was getting lost in the shuffle. Shuffle is what most people were doing on Saturday. The place was packed shoulder to shoulder. Did I get lost in the shuffle? Sort of. I did manage to sell lots of my stained glass Angels. Did I make the $$ I was hoping for? Not quite, but I now have the show out of my system. For weeks leading up to it, I worked my fingers to the bone. It was a positive learning experience. Got lots of good tips from seasoned vendors. Would I do it again? I just might.e. Stay tuned. Come visit me Fri-Sun at Rockingham Park in Salem, NH for their annual CRaft and Specialty Food Fair.
Two shows down, and ???? left to go. Despite the weather predictions, I was fortunate enough to have beautiful days for both shows. Thank you, Mother Nature.
At one of the shows, I had a customer, a very nice woman with an English accent ask, "how much is a dime worth?" Ten cents, I replied. After she left, I looked at the dime. Nowhere does it say it is worth ten cents. I guess it's just one of those things we take for granted.
Show season for me is here. Although I concentrate mostly on the fall and holiday season and indoor shows, I usually do two outdoor shows per month during the summer. AND, like most crafters, I agonize over the weather. I start watching the weather channel for updates on the
10-day forecast, 5-day forecast, then right down to the hourly forecast. Like I can do anything to change it. My thinking is, if it rains, nobody will come(maybe not even me), if it's too hot, people will head to the beach, and if it's too hot and humid, my hair goes crazy! My first show will be June 18th at Pine Hills in Plymouth, MA--Let's hope for a beautiful day.