Yesterday I attended the Sapphire Lutheran Homes' first craft show. I think for a first time event, it was great and should catch on and be even better. I was worried the cold and 4 other craft shows, plus a gun show might keep people away.....NOT! I sold a pendant and lots of my destash items, plus have gotten exposure and interest from people who want to come to the house to purchase. (Some of the employees there were working and didn't have time to purchase, plus a couple want to learn to wire wrap.)
We had a live Nativity Scene, kudos go to the kids that put it on as it was colder than cold. Because of the cold (a high of 3), they only did it a few minutes at a time and came back in to warm up. I think we might have a budding rock hound in the group. One boy kept coming by my table looking at all the stones in my pendants and my destash items. Questions abounded, which I was glad to answer. He was even interested in how I wire wrapped. We've got to encourage these youngsters, never know what might happen.
Inside we had a coffee bar (thank you very much!!), kettle korn, cotton candy, popcorn, lunch, children caroling, an adult choir, flute players, 20 vendors (lots of goodies to choose from), lunch was available and Santa. Cost to the show was one can of food that went to the Darby Bread Box which serves people in need here in our valley. Have to say thank you to the Coffee Bar and Popcorn vendor as it was donations only for their items.
Lots of people came by and the time passed quickly. For those of you who don't know me in person, I love meeting new people and got to meet and greet everyone that came by. Got to educate a few people on the Victoria Stone, thanks goodness Ralph and Maryann Sieler of Stones That Rock educated me. Might have some budding rock hounds in adults, maybe?
Everyone that came by my table commented on the fox squirrel that played in the tree outside the window during the whole show. He/she put on his own Christmas show and entertained everyone.
Thank you to Sapphire Lutheran Homes for putting on this event and to the employees who volunteered their time to make it successful. Thank you to the people who braved the cold to attend. Thank you to the people who purchased from me.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, everyone!