I'm slowly getting my energy back after spending 4 long days selling scarves at the Christmas In The Country craft show. A few of you asked what craft Chris and I sell so I thought I'd show you.
We went out to Hamburg, below Buffalo last Wednesday to set up the booth. It's a 4.5 hour trip from where we live. Thursday and Friday are very long days starting at 10AM and ending at 9PM. Saturday and Sunday are better hours, 9AM until 6PM Saturday and 10Am until 5PM on Sunday, but they're very busy, which is good. Standing around at a craft show is not good! People come by the busload to this show, from all over the Buffalo area and beyond, even Canada, which is not far away.
Friday was a busy day too but there was a snow storm on Thursday afternoon which put a damper on the crowds. After that very nasty storm Buffalo had a few weeks ago people are wary. There are still huge piles of branches by the curbs waiting to be taken away. It was the same heavy wet snow, but luckily it only lasted a few hours and then melted.
Chris owns the business and I help her. We've been doing this together for at least 12 years now. I look a bit like a drunken sailor in this photo :) The photographer who had a booth opposite us very obligingly took the photo with my camera. He had the most amazing wildlife shots, taken with a film camera. No digital for him yet, but he's converting next year.
This is our booth set up for the Springtime in the Country show which we did back in April.
Here you can see a few of the fabrics up close. The scarf is a unique design which is copyrighted by Chris. A loop is sewn into the end of the neck edge and then fabric is pulled through the loop to form a bow. There are at least 12 variations so the scarf can be worn different ways.
People can see the colors matched with tops and jackets on
display around the edges of the booth. This also helps them to decide what outfit they might want to put a scarf with. Have you ever tried to think of what's in your closet when you're shopping and trying to match an accessory? Most people draw a blank.
There are some lovely vibrant colors, and some softer...lots to choose from, and they're all washable. Am I sounding like a salesperson? Sorry!
Here's Chris at the spring show in Hamburg
And here she is at Letchworth on Columbus Day weekend, which of course was an outdoor show
The one thing I dislike about sending the pictures to the blog using Picasa and Hello is that I often receive comments before I'm finished editing the post and adding dialogue. I just received a nice comment in my inbox from Motherkitty. She says she's surprised we weren't wearing scarves. We don't usually have the scarves on since we're continually demonstrating how to use them. I guess we weren't thinking very well that late in the day or we would've put one on for the picture :)
We'll be off to visit our son and his family this weekend as it's our oldest grandson's 5th birthday. It'll be wonderful to see those grandkids!
I hope you all have a lovely weekend.