Got Crafted…

by Lauren W

As most of you may know, we recently participated in the Got Craft? Show this past weekend, and we’re happy to say it was fantastic!  The crowd who came out to the show was wonderful – it was nice to see several mothers out shopping with and being treated by their children (or husbands with young ones in tow), and we couldn’t resist making a few purchases ourselves… or nipping up to the baked goods tables for a treat or two.

Our Table

It was also great to see some familiar friendly faces, including the designers of some of the lines we carry…

hudsonny

BuenoStyle

Firefly Notes

the ricebabies

And those designers that we will be carrying in the near future…

AstridLily

the beautiful project

However as with all new experiences, or those that you haven’t done in a number of years, we did experience a bit of a learning curve. There were a few definitely a few lessons we took away for next time – for example, start preparing for the show early in advance – you don’t realize quite how much there is to do until you’re doing it, and  you’re less likely to forget about those little details that can make a difference with longer time to plan. Little details such as, oh I don’t know, a sign – yes, a sign with the store’s name on it probably would’ve been good to have… but ah well, next time.  It’s also good to have a little sign letting people know if you accept credit cards. Plus, show up early the day of the show – it will save you a few very frantic minutes setting up riiiight before the doors open.  Luckily we work well under pressure and are pretty resourceful so we were just fine – phew!

All in all, it was great to be a part of Vancouver’s crafting community again! We’d like to say a huge thank you to Lotus Events for doing such a great job organizing the show and letting us be a part of it!

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