Sunday, September 20, 2009

blog #333 >> Craft Show

Ahhh!!! It's over and done, and my apartment looks like it's been hit my a train filled with felt, thread, pins, needles, scissors, and other craft supplies. It took me all morning to pick up the mess of the past week. But now I can sit back, enjoy the pot of tea I made this morning, and spend a little quality time with the computer.

Well, I can't say it was a profitable craft show. After all profits are an ambiguous thing, which in the end, is really quite meaningless since it's all for fun. But if I added together everything I bought or traded for and my half of the booth, I just broke even. So it wasn't so bad either. And even if we didn't get rich, we still had a lot of fun. I think my favorite thing about craft fairs is hanging out for a day with other crafty people. They're all so friendly! And we got a lot made during this show for our next show, which made it a very successful craft day. And I'm now inspired to embroider a sign that says, "We accept cash, checks, haggling, bartering, and bribes." I have to admit, I love bartering!

This is the vintage dress I bought while I was there from Giddy. They were sitting across from us, and all day I watched people come by and try it on, and nobody took it. At last I couldn't take it anymore and I had to go over and buy it. It's slightly too big for me, but it will be easy to alter. I feel really bad about cutting the tags off of it though. It's still got the original tags, and that's so rare.

And here is the ring I traded for from Elle Paisley. I was eying it all day, but after the dress I really didn't want to buy anything else. So when they came over to ask if I wanted to trade I was really, really excited.

There were so many great booths there. It was a really nice craft show, even though it was really more of a craft swap.



Leingang Family said...

I figure it's all a wash as I would probably just spend any money I made on crafts anyway. Bartering rocks!

Anonymous said...

I think the dress is from 'Hicks' a department store that was in Gresham. I used to shop there. LM