This one was easier since I had a little experience with it this time. We got set up and were ready to go with plenty of time to spare. I didn't have the greatest spot and it was organized so the vendors were all spread out in small clusters on side streets over many, many, many blocks. Add to that an extremely hot day and I didn't see very many people at all. No one wants to walk that far, especially in the heat. I'm not sure I'll do this one again but, hey, live and learn, right? I finally called it at around 5:00 and packed it all up. When I got home, I had an epic water battle with my 7 year old son which made me feel a lot better.
August is kind of a dead zone and we're in the middle of a heat wave here so I may not do much of anything until the street fairs in September. Which means...website updates!! I can finally get around to listing all of my new stuff in the store - yay!
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
I have to admit I was really nervous about this street fair. Not only was it my first street fair but it's the biggest one in Portland. My friends had gone to the Oregon Country Fair for the day, the tables didn't fit in my car and I had family visiting from out of town. Solution = put the family to work. Mwuahahaha! We got it all set up and were ready in time. What a day! There were so many people! When I stepped outside my tent and looked down the street, all I could see were tents and people as far as the horizon. It was so awesome! Everyone I met was super nice too, despite the fact that we were all melting from the heat. Always a plus. My favorite compliment was when a girl came in and said that my jewelry was the kind of jewelry she has in her head and has always wanted to see. :) I highly recommend attending this street fair if you're in the area next year - it was a blast. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to leave my tent much so I don't have many pictures, but I did get a few.
Monday, July 27, 2009
This was fun, as always. The setup with the new jacks on the earring display worked like a charm and the breezes were...well... a breeze. I think I may have to start leaving some stuff at home cause the table is looking cluttered to me. The highlight of this month was the random lady who offered to buy my shoes. o_O Cute they are, but, really?? No, sorry, not for sale. So weird. Anyhoo...here's the pics (which, btw, cost me $45 to download from my phone so you can bet I'll not be forgetting my camera again!)