(above photo taken by my crafty bud ashley of this paper ship)
the big crafty was great this year! evan and i originally planned on heading to asheville saturday afternoon, staying over night, and doing the show on sunday. however i got a bit behind schedule with my prep work and decided it would be a better idea for us to just go on sunday morning. it was so much less stressful, and doing that also saved us the cost of a hotel and boarding the dogs for a night, so that kept my profits up. always a good thing!
it was a hot and muggy day, but that certainly didn't keep the shoppers away (hey, that rhymed!). i got to come back home with a lot less then what i went with, and for this preggo, lugging less things was happy news!
we started the day off by dropping off my stuff at the event, and then immediately headed across the street to The Green Sage for a bit of breakfast. evan got some vegan sausage biscuits and i got the vegan breakfast burrito, which by the way was THE BEST breakfast burrito i've ever had!
then with full bellies we headed back across the street to set up. i've used a number of different table setups in the past, but so far this one is easily my favorite. i worked out some of the placing of things the night before, so i got this all up and ready in about 40 mins. not too shabby!
bottle openers are always a big hit at shows i've noticed, so i always to try and stock up before hand. old cigar boxes make the perfect little display cases for them :)
about half an hour before it was pack up time evan hit his wall. i gave my helper permission to catch a few Z's behind my table while i handled the home stretch. by this point we were both exhausted, but he was doing the driving home so he got to score the nap.
we then celebrated my successful day with an amazing dinner at The Laughing Seed Cafe. we've been there for brunch before and it was fabulous, so i had high hopes for the dinner. let me tell you, it did not disappoint. everything is super fresh and absolutely delicious. after that we were ready to get our buns on the road and head on home.
overall it was a great day. i sold lots, ate great, and got to see some crafty friends. i will definitely be applying to this show again next year, and would absolutely recommend it to anyone else in the area for selling or even just some amazing shopping!