Monday, April 18, 2011


Excuse me.  Didn't mean to gross you out, but I got a barf worthy situation.

Remember last month when I wrote a reallllly long post about wanting to sell?  (Thank you to all who took the time to read it.)  Well that post led me to open an Etsy shop about 6 days later.  Now one month later I get a message on Etsy.  It's from a local Etsy shop who is curating a show in two weeks.  (Yes in two weeks.)  She wants to know if I am interested in being a part of an Art, Craft and Vintage Fair.    


I read it again...

Is this spam?...

Huh?  What?

What is she talking about?

Oh hell!!!  She's seen my shop on Esty and would like to know if I want to sell at the "May Day Art, Craft and Vintage Fair".

Wait this is spam right?  ugh!

So I ask some additional questions about the fair.  It looks very quaint, it's at a coffee house, using the coffee house's tables, but my initial response is no.  My only reason for no is because it's in two weeks, and that would mean I need to make a lot of stuff in two weeks.

I mention it to my mom and she says "do it".  "Uh mom hello it's in TWO WEEKS."

I'm leaning to say no, because how can I do what needs to be done in that amount of time.  Any of you craft showers please let me know what time frames you work in to get stuff together for a show.

My bed room is now a sweat shop (don't think in the gutter), I start tracing and cutting out fabric like a mad(crazy) woman.  I want to see how much I can get cut out and partially started before I give my answer.  I got about 10 purses cut out, and 4 about 80% completed, but this is on a Sunday, 1/2 day with no kids.

So I gave my answer.



I don't know how I'm gonna do it, but I'm gonna hate myself for who knows how long if I don't give it a try.  Might as well hate myself for failing then not trying at all...right?

Please any tips, tricks, suggestions, advice, about how to handle myself and this show.  I know sit straight, brush my hair, and talk slow (my sisters will be there to remind me of that).

Seriously advice would be greatly appreciated.  

Thank you!


  1. Congrats on the invite and good luck!

  2. Aw! Good for you in saying yes! I had a recent invite for a local fair that I just had to say no to. I wanted to do it. I really did. But, I just couldn't do it. I couldn't make enough, I couldn't "be" enough for that venue- not now. Maybe never. I'm thinking I'm not a "show" person. But maybe you are!! I wish I were a show person!! Keep us posted on the whole thing, OK??? No matter what, you made the right decision. Moms always know these things :)