I was a vendor at my first craft show in about 20 years last Sunday. It was called Siren Nation, and was held at McMenamin’s Kennedy School in Portland. For those of you from the area, you know the look that the McMenamin brothers are famous for, and this was no exception. They are masters at making quirky and weird seem like the natural order of things. We were at a table just inside one of the doors, and spent the day chatting with customers and vendors, while beating the sales goal I had set for myself. I had a few friends and family members come to visit (thank you all!) and my daughter stuck with me all day.
Remember how I promised a DIY Coffee Cup Sleeve Kit to anyone who visited me and told me they read my blog? One of my first customers took me up on it! I was so excited I failed to make a note of her name, but she was here visiting from Pennsylvania (I think?) and decided to come by. It made my whole day!
Look for a recap of my booth setup and some tips for getting ready for a show in a hurry coming soon. I’ll also be sharing my tutorial for the cute vendor aprons my daughter and I wore.
In other news, it’s time for a new Disney project at Undercover Tourist! I wrapped up a whole series on coffee cup sleeves last year, and made no promise you’d never see new ones from me again. Turns out, I hadn’t covered my Disneyland obsession yet, so I made these before our trip in September.
To get the pattern and instructions, just visit me at Undercover Tourist. These would make a great stocking stuffer for the Disney fan in your life!
My last bit of business involves Wedding Wednesdays. I have a few more things I’d like to show you, but I’ve decided to suspend that series until after the holidays. There’s just too much going on. Look for the last few installments in February.
Join me this Friday for some make-able holiday gifts for the family – both here and on Sew Mama Sew’s Handmade Holidays!