Sunday, October 26, 2008

Moose Jaw

Yet another craft show has come and gone. And once again I take a loss, the other repeat vendors of this show say it's the worst they've ever seen it, attendance is low. Lotta people very interested in my craft and comments od "oh, really? Wow I've never heard of crocheting wire. I can barely crochet yarn, wow!" and then they look/ inspect half the table, call friends over to look, ooh and aahs and then they walk off. All of this is not making me confidant that i can make a go of a big show in Calgary coming up.
So, spendmore money I don't earn to buy another table, lighting, and such and plan to get fabric and props to up the ooh and aah value of my displays... am I crazed? likely. How long will Icontinue to pour money I don't have into this? can't say for sure. R says to keep trying next year as well. we shall see. I'm too stubborn to to just quit. plus what else am I gonna do with all this wire and beads?
But I did manage to do some great trades for Christmas gifts, including an autographed print from Glen Scrimshaw. It was a very warm and happy atmosphere, just no-one is feeling Christmasy yet coupled with the economy doesn't lend to a great selling show I guess.

So the next 2 weeks will be busy making stuff to fill the new tables and refiningmy displays!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Saskatoon Craft Show

Well I am back from the weekend show. I took a loss, which is sad, my first big show and all. However I am told by the other sellers who have done it before that this year had the worst attendance they've ever seen. I am told that usually it's so busy you don't get to sit down. I got to make a few things. I got great comments from the people who did come, pretty much no-one had ever heard of crocheting wire. A lot of, "hey whomever, you gotta come see this, this woman crochetes WIRE!" If i hadn't needed the sitter and travel expense, I would have barely made my expenses. But I only brought in enough to cover the booth fee and sitter. oh well let's hope the other shows work out better for me. I did have an interesting visitor, a very drunken woman who knocked my scarves over, grabbed at my bracelet display and generally scared me. She then went to the booth behind me and my neighbor and nearly fell through the curtain upsetting said neighbors display. Where was security? The other intersting note was that the other neighbors were from my home town, and her little brother was a rather nice boy I crushed on a little. You never know who you'll meet at these sales!
Got a few pics of my display here, note that I crocheted my sign too!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


I am feeling slightly frustrated just now and decided to drop everything and chill for a minute.

My first BIG craft show is in 3 days, so I am very busy trying to get ready. Hubby has called me 6 times today, "can U do this?, That? and don't forget to other thing" Kids had today off school, so it's been " M-O-O-om, can I do this, ot that, I'm hungry, why can't i eat a school snack now? I'm bored, and I need this that and some other stuff!" AHH, no, you are grounded again remember, then you should have eaten lunch, because I said so, you have an entire basement full of toys go play with them!

So it is now 5:00 I made 2 necklaces and matching earrings all day. Go me, I quit, not worth the effort. Now i get to find the step-kids stuff they need for tomorrow, and make sure all kids have clothes for the week, do the dishes, call the sitter, mend the sign that the kittens climbed (NOT happy) and TRY to get the damned sewing machine to hem my table cloth so I can iron it. make up a things I need to bring to the craft show list, and start packing said list up.

Why doesn't the laundry fairy visit my house?

Not the blog I wanted to post for the week, but there it is the life of a SAHM crafting addict.

Friday, October 10, 2008


Busy day today, go here, go there do this. my etsy shop just sold over $300.00 US, which is about 340 Canadian I think, (have to check the Paypal. ) So i am thrilled, did the happy dance and everything. The buyer is Canadian which is even better and a return shopper which is even more great! I will have a lot more crocheting to do now to prep for Craft shows coming up.

I will be in Saskatoon on the 17th and 18th of this month, and in Moose Jaw on the 24-25th. then i make a big journey to Calgary(AB) for the 7th and 8th of Nov and the 15th I'll be in little old Eastend. Phew!

looking out the window i am seeing a lot of snow. SNOW!! veryone knows it isn't supposed to snow until halloween night!! Sheesh, silly weather.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

In the begining....

Ok, so I decided to make the move and become a blogger. Decisions decisions, domains, friends, creditcard useage, websites, fees, GoDaddy, blah blah blah! Makes my head spin. So I am going to try it here again. I had one almost a year ago and poof, after a couple weeks, it suddenly refused to recognise me. I waited a few days thinking it was a system thing, nope. And I can't use the name I had for it either, so it must still exist somewhere out there all alone and unreachable. So sad.

I don't have time for a really thoughtful entry today, kids, creations to create, supper, laundry, bedtime ect tomorrow, maybe. Tweek my settings and all that boring techy crap.