Goodbye Craft Show Life
Similar to when I retired from my work life, there was some sadness to saying goodbye to the craft show life. But for the most part…
Much Not To Be Sad About Saying Goodbye To A Craft Show Life
Mostly, the set up and the breakdown for a show is a lot of work. Both physically and with organizing all the details. Schlepping everything from my basement and fitting it all into my car. Only to have to schlepp it into the craft show venue and repack it all into the car after the show and schlepp it back to the basement. It may not sound like much. But it gets tired real fast. And so do I these days.
I have gotten relatively efficient at this back and forth process and refined my display so it works well.
Fortunately, this last show was a success. I love my interactions with most of the other vendors and the ones I enjoyed interactive with, were bummed I wouldn’t be back next year. That was very nice.
I also loved chatting with the people that came to the show. I met some wonderful folks and saw some from prior years that it was nice to see again.
And as a great send-off, I also did well this past weekend.
I still have quite a bit of inventory, but I sold about 25 items. Surprisingly, I don’t think I sold any fingerless mitts. So weird how different items ebb and flow in how popular they are.
Overall, I’m happy.
I started a simple garter-striped scarf that I could work on during lulls at the show. But I don’t have a photo.
I also started a small/quick project for a friend. She specifically requested it at the show, and I had the yarn.
After I’ve re-organized a bit and settled back into a normal knitting schedule, my next blog post will be a bit more coherent.