We are watching the megastorm closely, and thinking of friends and family in the path of this killer storm. Hopefully it will be over soon, and everyone will be safe and sound. Clean up on the other hand will be a massive undertaking. Things can be replaced, but our people can't be. Stay safe dear friends and loved one's, my heart goes out to you.
For several days we felt the fury that was Sandy passing a couple
hundred miles off our coastline. The wind blew relentlessly, and
anything that wasn't heavy or nailed down was seen blowing across yards
and fields. I watched my palm trees sway and blow for days prior to the
craft show, so I took precautions and took some rock pavers to hold my
canopy down. Thank you honey for giving me the pavers!
The turn out for this show was better than past shows at Harvest Village, but remember that this is a new venue, has only been going this fall, and people are just now finding us. It did help that the McIntosh Festival was happening the same day right down the road.
We had more vendors on Saturday, and some of them set up their canopy frame, or saved a spot with a table on Friday. Laci and I set up across from where we usually do.
You may notice my necklace displays are in a different spot this time. The winds from Sandy blew them over a couple of times, so I moved them. The big necklace display provided a wind break and kept them from falling over. I didn't even bother to set up the heads for the headbands, as I knew from previous shows that the slightest wind will take them down. I'm working on having something made to keep them in place.
I did move a couple of things around.....
but most things are the same. I do need to make some new earrings as I have 2 entire sides empty now.
I really like, and needed the larger ring display, and have sold a few of them :)
My bracelet board is a few shy of what is was also. I really need to get busy, and before the next show in 2 weeks! I also have an idea for the shell name badge reels....they just need a little something something added to them and I have just the thing in mind ;)
I did make some keychains, and didn't sell a single one :P
I'm nearly out of bookmarks....that is on my to do list.
I really do like the barrettes on the net this way, but sure played hell keeping them straight all day. It isn't normally so windy, so I'll still do this. I'm a few hairpin sets and barrettes down, too. So Much To Do!
THE WIND!!!!!!!! My big display did nearly go over but Laci caught it, and I ran around the other side to set it to rights. It really damn near blew OFF the tables!
Laci made some new things for the show, too :D
Her mini cupcake necklace was the first thing she sold. It is so adorable! Even though it takes a couple of hours or so to crochet such a tiny thing, she will probably make another...or two. It's only about an inch tall!
These are for kids.....except the cupcake pin cushion, lol. I must have taken this after she sold her pie darnit!
These are for kitty cats! Catnip toys! It's hard for me to pick a favorite. I love the whales, and the fish of course. But the little pie, cheeseburger, and toilet paper rolls are so darn cute, too. Laci can literally look at an object or think of one, and make it with yarn. No pattern!
It was a really good day despite the wind :) and Laci outsold me :D
I bought something that is beautiful and amazing, and I'll show it to you next time!
We are preparing for the next show on November 10th!
Is there anything you think we should make?