Wow! What a weekend! We braved the traffic, smoke and ash early Sunday morning to drive down (in my slow, but beloved biodiesel VW Westfalia!) to the Shrine Auditorium Expo Center for a big day of
fun. And what fun it was! This being superbuzzy's first craft show, I'm admittedly not a pro at displays and artful booth presentation. But, it turned out we brought so much stuff, that neat stacks on the table worked out just fine! We shared our space with the delightful and talented Teresa of
(and many adorable yeti, owls, elephants, gorillas, squid, and more!), and this worked out perfectly!
The line outside started forming at about 8:15am - we overheard someone asking where to line up as we were unloading our goods - even though the doors weren't scheduled to open until 11!
Set up went relatively smoothly, which gave us a bit of time to wander and say hi to everyone else. My first customer of the day - before the doors opened - was
! My 5 year old daughter was delighted to meet him in person (to say the least!), and he picked up some Japanese cute for Christmas gifts. It goes without saying that Lance provided us with many awesome tunes throughout the day! Other primo entertainment was provided by the super-glam and super-fabulous
and the stylishly debonaire
I knew that I had packed way more inventory than I would need for the show, but since this was my first show, I wasn't sure exactly what people would be looking for. We brought a steel rack for the hanging goodies, and then covered the table with fat quarter bundles, charm packs, kits, some amazing hand-dyed wool felt, cute patches, vintage button packs, and more! In this bird's eye view, you can see Teresa's goodies on the left, and the superbuzzy goods on the right.
The post-Felt Club work has now begun, and we've started adding the new products to the shop. Look for a fun new line of
, amazing new
Fat Quarter bundles
, as well as the insanely popular fabric charm packs (which debuted at Felt Club).
It was wonderful to meet so many of you who stopped by to say hi - thank you for braving the line and the smoky air! Now that our craft show feet are wet, hopefully we'll be able to do more shows in the future!