Sunday, November 17, 2013
Get your Christmas shopping done early
There were 50 vendors, side-by-side down a long gallery, through another big light-filled room and then onto a third room with a stage at the end where live music was performed throughout the two day event. There was a table of sandwiches and snacks, and even a small bar. (Shopping with beer -- something to be highly encouraged, as long as they don't spill!)
Though it was very well publicized, and got a lot of press, it wasn't well attended.
On the other hand, it seemed like most of the attendees stopped at my table. Quite a few of them even bought something!
My newest item, the recycled sweater mittens, were the hit of the show. I only had 6 pair, and I sold 2 on the first day. On Saturday, the last 4 pair were gone by noon. When I got home on Friday evening, I cut out a few more pair, but then I fell asleep on the couch. So much for good intentions.
I only have a few shows left before the holiday -- a two-week-long event at my local Arts League starting on December 6th; a one-day event on December 7th; and one more on December 14th. Right now I think I'm good on most of my pieces, but I'm going to make a big pile of mittens and a few more knit critters to get me through the shows to come.