Sunday, July 26, 2009

Two more weeks

Two more weeks until I'm married! I'll post pictures of the wedding as soon as I have them. And I'll be blogging on a regular basis once the wedding and honeymoon are over. Thanks for being patient with me :)

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Last show over!

I'm still recovering from the busiest weekend I've ever had. My good friends Chantal and Rob got married on Friday. Their wedding was so beautiful, and the reception was so much fun. It was the first time in a long time that I was able to forget all the hectic stuff going on in my life. I danced my butt off, and got to see a lot of friends that I've lost touch with over the years.

Right after the wedding, I loaded the car so that I could set up for the Corn Hill Festival in Rochester. Saturday morning, I headed out to do the show. The build up of stress, anticipation, and hard work came down to this weekend. The last show of the summer for me. Thank god I had my sister, Mike, and friend Garrett to help me set the booth up.

The show, to say the least- was pretty crappy. It poured buckets Saturday afternoon and turned the crowds away. Sunday the weather was absolutely beautiful. The streets were packed, but no one was buying metalworked jewelry.

I got a lot of compliments on my work though. One woman said I had the most beautiful jewelry at the show (she didn't buy anything). Another woman bought a pair of earrings, and thanked me over and over for making such unique designs that were reasonably priced. That made me feel very good.

Sunday, my friend Mary helped me man my booth. I was a little more awake than the day before, so we had a pretty good time watching the crowd. We played some people watching games to pass the time. Then my Mom drove out to help us take everything down. I don't know how people can manage to do a show by themselves. It is just so much work!

Luckily, I don't work on Mondays, so I got to sleep in. I hung out with the pets in bed all day. I'm still tired even after a whole day of lounging. I think the hype needs to wear off, and I need to get back into a routine before I'll feel back to normal again.

I really would like to post pictures of the new work I made for the shows. I'll be posting those as soon as I get my camera out.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Fast Forward

It's already July! I feel like I've been stuck in a cave since the middle of January getting ready for the summer, and all of a sudden it's here!

I just finished up my second show of the year last weekend. The Roycroft arts festival (my first outdoor show). It was so stressful trying to visualize how my booth would look, how the weather would hold up, how the traffic would be. I'm so glad its over!
I did great at the show- lots of wonderful feedback on my jewelry and my booth display.

Now that it's over, I have exactly one week until my third and last show of the summer. Right after my good friend's wedding on Friday, I'll be packing the truck and heading to Rochester for the Corn Hill festival. Another outdoor show.

Right now-between working full time and planning my wedding, I'm in the studio trying to replenish my stock. Along with trying to come up with some new designs to liven things up. (I've already had several return customers, so I need some new pieces!)

After the show- I'll have just under one month to put together the rest of my wedding plans! August 8th is the big day, and It's flying at me so fast!

I like being busy, but I think I'm pushing my limits with all of the things going on in my life right now. I'd really like to be posting pictures of my new work, and of my booths on my blog- as well as new items on Etsy, but currently it seems impossible. I can't wait to get back into a routine again- and maybe enjoy a little time off? Sounds like a dream to me.