On the other hand, we probably checked off everything on the "not to-do" list as far as Craft Shows go.
We arrived an hour late.
We did not bring a table because we thought it would be supplied.
We didn't have any sort of umbrella or tent to shield us from the blazing hot sun.
And we certainly didn't account for the fact that our competition would be:
- Fabric Plastic Bag holders:
Midday, our brothers Noah and Joshua, stopped in for a visit! They came bearing bottles of water and fruit and a whole lot of laughs!
I felt as if the other crafters may have been checking out our tomfoolery.
The whole day Tessa and I had been relatively tame but when the boys arrived we became a bit loud and giggly!
It reminded me of the part in Shaun of the Dead when they are imitating the zombies in order to get through the crowd but then Ed gives them up when his cell phone rings and he starts chatting away! (sorry for the weird reference...but that is exactly how I felt.) ;)
After they left, dark clouds starting to roll in from the horizon so we decided to skip out early. Since most of our customers seemed to be looking for items under $1, we were not very successful. Our earnings yielded us a couple of Slurpees and soft pretzels.
We had a good time, though! My skin is a bit more freckly and we learned a few things about what NOT to do at Craft Fairs.
Afterward, we headed to a nearby book sale. With the few remaining coins from my scrappy earnings, I bought these 8 books for the girls for only $.80. What a great score!
I suppose the day wasn't a complete failure after all! ;)