I long ago decided I would try blogging regularly and that I also wouldn’t apologize (too much) when I didn’t manage to blog regularly. So I’m kinda breaking with that for the moment and apologizing for not only not blogging but for breaking my website for months due to a stupid syntax error in my code somewhere. Like a lot of code bugs, after months of not finding it, one day I found it seconds before asking for help from someone higher up the food chain.
In terms of catch up: that fall show went off pretty darned well. I then switched web hosts (which wrecked the site, see above), did a few other shows including the Calgary Fan Expo for the first time and then, this weekend, there was this year’s Etsy Saskatchewan Spring Show which had all the plot twists we could handle before coming together well and ending happily. It’s now gardening season again in the real world and cranking out stock season in the work world. I’ve got help this summer! Expert help even: Chloe is home and working with us this summer.
I’m only doing a hand full of shows this year but this weekend will be the big one. The studio is a busy little place right now as I madly try to finish all those pieces I optimistically planned back in the summer. I’m pretty sure most of us end up in this situation.
The result, of course, is what I call show craziness. It’s less bad than it used to be because with the physical shop I’m always being goosed to make items – it’s basically a low key show all year round – but I feel it creeping up a notch in the fall as everything else piles in for that season.
Do you get a case of the show crazies in the fall? Or is your busy season the spring run?
I don’t do many outdoor shows – the Lilac Festival in Calgary is it. I’m always hemming and hawing about doing it too. While all of the shows I’ve done have been dry 3 of them were chilly most of the day and let’s face it, I’m a spoiled house plant sort of chick. This weekend, until the last day, the forecast was for rainy gloom and I drove in expecting a wash of a sale.
Turns out it was sunny, warm and dry the whole day. The best turn out I’ve had and certainly the best sales. The universe laughs at my expectations and sometimes I don’t mind the joke being on me…
I could not do this show every year without the help from my folks. They cheerfully give up a Sunday and help with the whole deal. And that wraps year number 5!