Saturday, May 11, 2013

Summer Craft Fair #1

Whew, early morning today!  Dad came to the house at 7:15 AM to help me pack the car and unload for my first summer craft fair.  I was a little nervous about the weather because showers were in the forecast.  Fortunately, the market coordinator put me under the permanent canopy and I didn't have to invest in a tent.  It worked out great since it did rain for a little bit in the morning, but my cards and I were safe under the shelter.  I had 3 co-workers and 1 friend come to visit me at my table which was nice. I was able to make half my table fee before the market even opened, so I was off to a strong start.  The farmer's market at the next block over helped bring people in.  I'm glad that I was able to reserve a spot on this day because my Mother's Day cards were very popular.  I was able to reuse the 3 dish platter (?) that I bought for the New Orleans exhibit booth: 2 spots for candy and 1 spot for my business cards.  The candy that I got were these Morph Starbursts, which change flavors (orange to orange strawberry and cherry to cherry lime).
A co-worker snapped this picture of me...look, customers! :)  He posted it on Facebook with a caption: "The best street vendor ever!" One of his Facebook friends commented: "Yeah right, you're not looking at anything at the venders, your freak ass looking at that Chinese lady."  My co-worker replied, "Thanks for insulting a very good friend of mine."  And promptly deleted the comment.  Seriously???  The comment definitely rubbed me the wrong way when I read it on my phone, but more than that, I was just saddened by the ignorance.  Not all Asian women are from China.  DUH.  This one was "Made in USA" (although my parents are from Taiwan).
Check out these Grand Pyranees dogs!  They looked like polar bears.  Everyone wanted to pet them.  They drew a crowd everywhere they walked.
I got a text message from my friend Laura while I was at the craft fair. She is in New Orleans with her husband, and they decided to take a tour of the city, using the same tour company that I did. She even got the same tour guide!  Glad my trip report helped someone out ;)


cards4ubylouise and other treasures said...

Your table looks very neat and orderly,hope you had lots of sales!!

June K said...

Hope you had a great craft sale. Looks like you had good size table space at this craft fair. Oh, those dogs look so furry. I can see why everyone wanted to pet them. I hope you have a nice Mother's Day with your mom.

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