It was awesome. I'm so glad I did it. Not only did I meet some cool people, see some old craft friends, get inspired by awesome art, and get a tan, but I also sold a bunch of kokoleo stuff and got lots of nice feedback on my work. Nicole, the organizer, rocks. We traded a necktie headband (mine) for a felt bird on a branch pin (hers). I'm honored that she likes my stuff because I think her stuff is pretty awesome too.
Here's my booth:
Well, that picture makes it kind of look like a big mess-o-chaos, but in person it was more inviting. I was right on the end too so customers had plenty of room to walk around. I sold a few toddler dresses, a bunch of tie stuff, some grocery totes, and more grownup clothes than any other show I've done before. Over the past few weeks I've been making some skirts to put on the website and I accidentally sold them all today. Oops! I guess that's a sign I should make more. This was the first to sell:
A reversible wrap-around made from the last of my Smokey the Bear fabric.
A week ago I didn't even know if I wanted to do the show and now I'm so glad I did. Did I mention I'm glad I did the show? I am. Seriously, I've been kind of down lately wondering why I spend so much time making all these crazy things, doubting that anyone will want them, comparing myself to others and feeling like a loser. I feel better now.