We had an amazing weekend in Portland at Crafty Wonderland! Our fellow makers will attest, that doing shows like these are quite the work out. Set up, the show itself tear down and unloading. Not to mention the actual work of producing your products. I've burned all the calories I consumed at Red Robin, in just a few hours. I wouldn't trade it for the world.
Its really quite fun! We love answering questions about our work in person and getting to actually meet them too! The organizers behind Crafty Wonderland run a tight and awesome ship! 20,000!!! Shoppers came out over the weekend to support handmade. It was truly amazing. Thank you to each and everyone of you who came to the show and especially those who stopped and shopped at our booth.
This was our third craft show. What a way to end the first full year of business for us! We had a great time hearing feedback about our work. The geek appreciation for our D20s and other D&D themed items. Our PNW lifer wares are a big hit, us PNW folks love our area! Ans our sentiment signs we're the most discussed as you can guess. I don't think it will ever get old seeing someone stop dead in their tracks after reading "We Hate Everything Together" and bursting out in laughter. There was an older woman who stopped by and purchased one and looked me right in the eye and said "That is love."
As you can see, we have another "sweet sentiment" sign. "I Like Most Things About You" - I'll try to get it listed ASAP. It was quite a conversation starter at our booth. As if "We Hate Everything Together" and "BoozeMe" wasn't enough.
It's heartwarming to know that love and humor is a constant with everyone.
Thanks again so much Portland! You have been nothing but absolutely awesome to us.
Lasers and love -Thea