There is definitely an art to being a craft vendor, and honestly, it's an art that I'm willing to learn. Having an Etsy shop is great, but if you can't bring sales there, it's kind of depressing. But vending is a craft high (as long as you don't lose financially by participating). My location was in the center of the downtown square and I was located between two very nice vendors. We shared ideas, discussed future vending opportunities, swapped contact information, and had a great time.
I had the pleasure of sharing my space with some members of the photography club and they were such great company. I also had a friend who stopped by to help me out. It was really something special.
Here I am in front of my space. Special thanks to Gary from the photography club for capturing this image for me.
As I was focusing on vending and not photography, I captured the quickest photo of Santa that I could. Please pardon the sun bursting through. Next time I'll tell Santa to turn the other way. lol
Remember, I'm not an "animal person" and I've been known to be terribly afraid of dogs, but I think I'm getting better with that because I actually let the little puppies dressed in the Santa suits come near me (but I did not touch - not that brave yet). And I had to get this darling little pony/horse. When he first passed by we had all thought he was a big dog, but realized he was not. Especially when the other "real" dogs started barking. lol Isn't he gorgeous?
And finally, I got to hold this sweet baby boy. You don't know this but I rarely hold people's babies. Like almost never. He reached right into my arms though and I couldn't resist. Plus it gave his mom the opportunity to help her daughter try on hats. Isn't he precious?
I had a great time and I'm looking forward to more crafting scenes!
p.s. I know you see that new hair do. More about that later. :-)
Until next time,