Craft Fair Adventure

42 Things Table
Jo's table for 42 Things

So I set off on a craft fair adventure last Thursday evening, dragging hubby along to his delight (he was a good sport about it). We drove up to Edmonton and got to watch a wicked storm along the way, plus an amazingly huge double rainbow! Felt like the trio was off to a good start. Found our hotel just fine and got checked in and then little miss prego promptly fell asleep. Friday was a bit of a long day for a couple of reasons. One, we needed to arrive at the venue around 8:30am to set-up. Two, the day was incredibly slow. We had maybe five people come through the show before noon, and then it never did pick up in the afternoon, so we actually shut-down about an hour early that day. I was ready for supper and set to crash in our hotel room, so closing early was okay for me.

Saturday morning we didn’t need to be there quite so early because the table was still set-up, but parking is bit hectic in the area so, we went down early and just wandered the Farmer’s Market (about a block from the craft venue). Lovely market! So much fresh produce to choose from! It was really difficult to keep from buying anything, but we didn’t think any of the veggies would survive a couple more days of travel. I did pick up some lovely fresh ginger snaps to nibble on throughout the day. The craft show was busier on Saturday, but I don’t think it was the numbers that the organizers had been expecting. I did sell a few bits and pieces. Folks seemed to really like the new floral pins, so I’m glad I whipped those up.

42 Things paper goodies
Upcycled paper goodies by Jo of 42 Things

As per usual, I didn’t make as many sales as necessary to cover the cost of the event. Though, as with other sales, it was really great to meet the fellow vendors and I swear I always learn new things from everyone I meet. So therein lies the greatest benefit to me at this point. Had an awesome time chatting with fellow Etsy teammates, Jo from 42 Things, Kristina and her daughter from Peacock and Lime, and Amanda from Kabukikreations. Great to finally meet each of you!

So the next venue I will be at is the roller derby double-header game this Saturday night. Doors open at 5pm, first game starts at 6pm. The season is almost over for derby, with the championships on August 13. Wish it lasted longer… I’ll be all set-up with my goodies through both games, so if you’d like to come say “hi”, watch some sassy gals with tattoos skate around and knock each other down, then definitely come out Saturday night to the Triwood arena.

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