Never Say Never

Friday, December 12, 2014

Remember that time I did that big craft show and afterward I concluded that I didn't think I wanted to do that ever again? Well, surprise, I am doing it again! This weekend actually. The good news is that being as this isn't my first big craft show like it was last time, the amount of work is at least cut in half. And even better for me, there's no anticipation of the unknown. I have a lot of the little things ready and waiting from last time like shopping bags, receipt book, and all those things you forget until the last minute. Which is great because unfortunately this week whilst trying to finish up inventory, dot my i's and cross my t's I have also been battling a cold that my oldest no doubt brought home from school or public transportation.  But I've been plowing through this week with the intention of having everything ready for Friday's load-in by Wednesday night so I could rest up Thursday. Which thankfully I did because we've been without power since 4pm yesterday courtesy of a wind storm. And you know it could have been dire had I not been ready, but I was, and because of our lack of power I didn't spend the day fretting (I totally would have despite my plan not to). Instead we went out to dinner, saw a movie, and played games by candle light. There's always a silver lining friends, even when you need to squint to see it. Hopefully I'll find one today as well, even though that's feeling a little less likely on day two without electricity. I was really hoping to wake up to everything coming on in the middle of the night. 

And if anyone is in or going to be in the pdx area be sure to come down to the Crafty Wonderland Super Colossal Holiday Sale and say hi on Saturday or Sunday from 11-6). I will be in some very good company with over 250 local vendors (and vendors who come in from elsewhere too). You can find details here. Have a great weekend! I'm off to charge my phone in my car!

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  1. Oh, I love every single one of these things! It's all so beautiful. I think you're going to be a smashing success! And oooohhh... what a storm. Yipes! I love storms like that, but not when I have crazy important deadlines to face. But you did it! This weekend is going to be great! :)

  2. you sound like a seasoned pro! and may i add that there's a tone to this post that has been hibernating in others. you seem to have recovered your motivation and while your spirit is always optomistic and hopeful, i'm glad you got your mojo back! hopefully the power comes back on so you can really get rolling, but if not, just keep squinting. ;) excited for you friend, go get 'em! xo

  3. Good luck, you old pro! And the minute you add those writers pencils to your shop, I'm planing an order. For them and for the Bonne Nuit pillow! I was kicking myself for missing your Shop Small Saturday/Cyber Monday sale! You are going to do so well tomorrow and Sunday! And even if you're nervous, just think: they have electricity at the craft show! ;) xo

  4. Crafty is simply the best. I showed at Craft when they were at the Doug Fir (a million years ago). lots of luck :) and wish I could go and shop.

    PS I think they have a generator.

  5. I wish I could be there. I really do. good luck!!!

  6. Best of luck at the show! Keeping my fingers crossed for you

  7. okay, those pencils? love them! but then again i love the humor of the write drunk one because, hello, who doesn't?


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