Wednesday, May 2, 2012
I'm working my way toward the end of the spring shows I've signed up for. The first was a favorite; the Designer's Downtown Market in Raleigh. It has a really different vibe than most craft shows; no rush to get there and hurry through the booths to move on to the next Saturday activity. Shoppers wander, stop and visit, go through the booths again...a slower and steady pace. It was so nice to get out to an outdoor show after the quiet winter months of hibernation! Last weekend was the Cary Spring Daze, which I've been doing for several years. Love this venue. The shade trees. The extra room behind my booth. The organizers do a great job, and I really feel valued as a vendor. The hospitality tent, the offer of boothsitters, etc. Always a huge show for me, and it made me happy when I had so many repeat customers in my booth. This coming weekend is Apex PeakFest. I have been doing this show since there was a show in the Fall as well. I love the downtown in Apex; there are so many great places to shop, eat and browse. I will most likely see a lot of familiar faces. When I sign up for shows, I love the fact I can have a different experience at each one. Certainly not run of the mill 9-5 :) Now for a few months of air conditioned creating in the house. I'll be looking to find the right retail fit for some of my creations in the very near future!