November 3, 2007

Tired, but in a good way

Wow, that was a trip. Our day began at 7 am at the back entrance to the high school cafeteria. The craft fair was a fund raising event for the school's athletic booster club, so there were plenty of willing hands to help ferry tables and crates from cars to the assigned booth locations. Putting together our display turned out to be as much fun as the original crafting was. Even though we had spent six weeks planning and making, we weren't sure how everything would relate when it was all located together in a 4 foot by 6 foot space. It worked really, really well - take a look.

Tory had put a fresh coat of paint on a wooden planter that she found at a flea market, and we used it to display the hair pins, elastics and wallets.

We used a metal twig tree to add some dimension and display small items that can get lost on a table rich with color.

Unfortunately the weather took a turn for the worse thanks to the after effects of Hurricane Noel and the turnout wasn't as large as had been expected. A good number of people did stop by to take a look and chat, including friends who drove up from Connecticut just to see us. Several things are now on their way to new homes with some of our favorite people (thank you Kelly & Cheryl).

Would we do it again? Yes, but not this particular event. I had forgotten how many "craft" fairs have become yet another venue for marketing inexpensive imported trinkets. Not really our scene; we're pretty committed to the idea of natural fibers and making by hand. No worries, we know we'll find our venue.

Oh, and did we mention we're doing NaBloPoMo?

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