I did it, and I feel good about myself. On Sunday, I participated in my first show – the Thread and Ink pop up show and sale, organized by Natalie Bass, a Madison local celebrity and owner of Zip-Dang and Orangy Porangy. I tried not to be too much of a fangirl, but it was hard because I LOVE her shop.
Things I learned:
1. In this particular case, being without a smart phone (and therefore, not being able to accept credit cards) was not a big deal. I worried and fretted over this, and it was not an issue.
2. The only thing that could have made it better is booze. However, in all fairness, the show was on a Sunday from 10 to 5. I’m just not used to working without a glass of cheap wine in my hand, so my live-action embroidery of Sloth (pictured above – with just enough of my cleavage to entice you) is probably not quite right.
3. I need to buy a folding table. Natalie was nice enough to let me borrow one of hers this time. I just don’t know how all of those people do it – the ones who travel the indie craft fair circuit with their tents, tables, displays, inventory, banners, etc. It’s overwhelming. And scary. And bat shit crazy.
Now, in an attempt to market myself – Follow me on Facebook and Etsy. Like. Share. Re-blog. Whatever. I’m stuck at 69 Facebook fans and it makes me feel dirty.