A day that shall live in AWESOMENESS.
(By the way, if you are in an RSS reader, you will not see the pictures above this sentence. So you should click through and come see them!)
Y’all. I had such a great time on Sunday at the GLAM Indie Craft Craft Show. Jenn was a huge help, because not only was I busier than I thought I’d be, but I was busier than I scarcely even hoped I’d be — my goal was to do 10% better than last year, with a huge hope of doing 20% better. I did 100% better, doubling what I did last year. I feel like Sally Fields! You like me! You really like me!
Last year I almost sold out of bar soap, but this year, popular items included owl Christmas ornaments, owl bowls, and soap sets. This year I also brought about half as much over as what I brought to put on the table, to keep as backstock. So every time something sold, I was able to bring something up from underneath the table, making my table continue to look full (last year I started to look kind of picked over about halfway through). I saw so many people, some of whom I only see at craft shows, but some I hadn’t seen since Hanks closed – and I met a lot of new people, too; people I’ve met online but not yet in person. Good times, good times.
I was so tired that I went to bed early not only that night, but the next night as well, heh. I’ve heard other vendors say the same thing, though, so it’s not that I’m old and decrepit…. we just all had a damn fine time! In fact, the other vendors are a lot of what I love most about GLAM. The way everyone walks around before and after the show, looking and complimenting and buying (or saying we’ll be back to buy after); the laughter and hugs and just general feeling of positivism – everyone is incredibly supportive of everyone else, and that lends to a great vibe that I think people who have come to shop feel upon walking in. There’s no smallness, no jealously, and I heard a lot of vendors talking other vendors up to shoppers. That really makes my black and bitter heart hope for the future.
I’m already looking forward to next year… I may apply for a booth, not just a table. Tim thinks I need to, if I plan on trying to do better than I did this year.