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Saturday, March 28, 2009

A Total Flop

Sorry I've been gone so long, there has been so much going on here. I've been helping my mom get her house ready for her sister to move in. She and her husband have lost their house in Illinois, so they are coming here. Bubba has been sick with a fever for 3 days and now Sammy has it. And I've been trying to finish up all my projects for the craft fair. Well, today was the big day. I stayed up till 1:00 am last night doing last minute things like typing up my price list and stuff, then got up at 6:00 so I could leave the house by 7. It was calling for rain today, and it was very cloudy, but I thought we were going to be in a gymnasium at a local school. When I showed up, they were setting up outside. I was a little apprehensive, but went ahead and set everything up, got it all nice and neat and snapped a few pictures. I was also kind of disappointed by the fact that the majority of tables were rented by yardsalers. I have nothing against going yardsaling, I do it myself on occasion. But people who are looking for yardsale deals aren't looking to pay for handmade crafts. So, anyway, I had everything set up, then it began to drizzle. Now, mind you, all my stuff is PAPER AND INK!! This does not mix well with rain. So, as fast as I could, I threw everything into my plastic crate with a lid, and made sure it was all safe. I have way, way too much time invested in this stuff to let it get ruined by rain. Since it didn't look like anyone was moving inside, I decided to leave. So, I sold nothing. If we had been inside, I would have stayed, but that was not the case. Anyway, I have 3 pictures of what my table looked like for about 10 minutes. I'm pretty bummed about it, but I'm in the process of setting up an Etsy store since I now have all this stuff I need to sell. Maybe I'll have some success that way.

The good news for the day is that I have lots of pictues taken of projects that I can post over the next several days! So check back later.


Twila said...

Oh Carrie, I'm so sorry for the bad weather. Your tables look beautiful. You did a very nice job setting up stuff at different eye levels. Looking forward to some closeups. I was so hoping to hear how great you did. I'm bummed too!

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

That stinks and has happened to me, too! Some work out, some don't. Your set up looked great. I love the plate tier thingy...so prepared and ready for the next one!