This blogging thing looks a lot easier than it is! I always have plans to come and publish a post, but life gets in the way, and it doesn’t happen. Really going to try hard to get into a routine, and post at least once a week. Mom has indicated she may be interested as well, which would help.
In other news, the garage clean up has kind of stalled. I don’t know if it will get done this year or not. It probably won’t take a lot of work–it probably looks worse than it is. But with the cooler weather and it getting dark so early, well, we’ve been using that as excuses not to get out there. I mean, there is a light in the garage, and a pellet stove. So there should be no excuses.
Also, we’ve been preparing for some upcoming craft fairs (which is another excuse for not getting into the garage). The big one is this coming week–Tooie’s Christmas Craft Fair. It’s a 2-day event this Saturday, October 22, and Sunday, October 23 from 10-4. I’m nervous because everyone always has nice displays and product. Not worried about mom’s products–she does quality work, although we do have to work on display for her. But I’m not sure my
I’m nervous because everyone always has nice displays and product there. Not worried about mom’s products–she does quality work, although we do have to work on display for her. But I’m not sure my jewellery will fit in, and I struggle with displaying it nicely, too. I hope to do a practice run before we do the actual set up on Friday.
A lot of people come to Tooie’s event. I’m not sure how long it’s been going on. I think at least as long as I’ve been in the area, which is 12 years now. Well, if nothing else, it will be a great learning experience.
The next week, on Sunday, October 30 from 12-4 the downtown is having a SWITCH event. They close off part of Main St., downtown, and retailers have specials, and crafters are able to bring their items for sale as well. There’s also food vendors and other activities (pumpkin carving competition, this time). It will depend on the weather, however–if it’s really cold, windy or rainy, we likely won’t tough it out (we can be wimps!).
Then the next event will be Christmas at the Grand on Saturday, November 19, 10-3 I believe. Another event in Barrington Passage on Saturday, November 26 (I think 10-2), and finally the Wrap it up Christmas shopping event at the Rodd Grand on Sunday, December 4 (10-3, if I recall). Then we can relax for the rest of the Christmas Season (hah!).
I’m looking forward to my first Christmas and New Year’s not being on-call for work in eight years. I’m taking the whole week off! I’m so looking forward to my final vacation of the year!
Well, that about wraps it up for now. I want and need to get some product photos done, so I’ll be adding those as soon as I can. If you see anything you like, but want it in a different colour, just ask. Or see something that isn’t being offered, just ask. Custom orders are available. In fact, Mom’s working on one right now.
Anyone planning on going to any craft fairs, either as a vendor or a shopper?