|First Show of the Season - Tent...not too full|
I participated in the "First Sunday Stroll" today - - my first outdoor show of the season. A great Art Show partly sponsored by Etsy, it included a great selection of local artisans and some who came from great distances to take part in the event.
|My back wall|
As far as one-day shows go, and considering this was the "first annual" First Sunday Stroll in the area, I wasn't expecting huge crowds. In my mind, no crowds mean, no sales. Rain = no crowds. The whole prospect didn't seem too promising.
When my wonderful Hubby woke me, just before 6am and I could hear the rain outside, well, let me just say, I wasn't enthusiastic about packing up the work van and getting a tent up in the cold rain. I'm always excited to participate in a show, but I tried not to think about the fact we would have to take it all down within the same day. Mike made me a coffee, a little breakfast and was very enthusiastic that it was going to be a good day. I smiled and believed him. :)
|Clouds, Wind, Rain, Blue Sky, Sunshine, Repeat.|
|View of my table - people loved my MOO business cards|
|Blue Jay feathers always sell well|
|I had this original watercolour for sale, framed, as well as small prints and cards of the same.|
To my surprise, there was quite a turnout! The selection and variety of artisans was wonderful and there were many people, despite the weather, who turned out to support Handmade!
I would like to share a few of the great artisans with you. Unfortunately, I couldn't get around to each booth without abandoning my own, so this is a small sampling of some of my own faves which were a short distance from my own tent! LOL!
Harwin Pottery - "The Accidental Potter"
|Great colours and an eclectic selection of shapes and sizes|
|The delightful and engaging, Mike, amidst his handiwork|
|Mike with his Sisters, who both did an excellent job.|
|The mug I purchased. Small enough to fit the One Cup coffee maker.|
Stitch & Spoke
Fabric art by Linda VareKamp
| Linda, very charming, in her lovely tent.|
|I purchased one just like the one above. You can purchase them here:|
by Melissa Baguley
|Melissa in her tent. The sweetest "neighboring tent" I've ever had.|
Her appliqued designs were beyond cute!
|How can you resist that little alligator?|
|Baaa! Just the cutest for summertime fun!|
|Styles changed throughout the day, much like the weather.|
Short sleeves? Long sleeves? Vest? Coat? :) Very versatile.