My favourite local start of the season show is back this year. Fall Into Christmas was one of those lucky finds all those years ago when I moved to Swift Current from Calgary. It’s as well run as a long time city show… and it is literally a 10 minute walk from my house. If you’re anywhere local you should definitely come to the show on October 1st and 2nd! It’s at the Stockade and this one is all handmade work.
I’ll be in Booth 3! I don’t think I’ve had a wall booth yet and this will be the tenth time I’ve done this show.
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?