Lots of crafting was done this weekend, but for today, I just want to write a little post about how the Shoreline Holiday Craft Market went.
It was a long day – getting up at 6, to be ready to leave by 7, to get to the Spartan Rec Center in Shoreline by 7:30 to start setting up. My lovely booth-partner Kimi and I carpooled, and when we arrived we were thoroughly impressed with the number of vendors that this craft market was hosting, and lots of quality fun stuff! (There was definitely some quirky, odd, and kitschy stuff as well, but all in the festive spirit)
The market got quite a bit of foot traffic, so we were certainly pleased with that. It’s so much harder to be a vendor at an event when no one shows up! Kimi’s earrings got lots of attention, as did my ceramic brooches.
However, though lots of people admired our Christmas ornaments (Kimi made some too), no one bought a single one! We thought the ornaments would be the big seller! Oh well, live and learn. 🙂
(By the way, the wine glass was to demonstrate the alphabet charms – I wasn’t drinking on the job, haha)
It’s inspiring to see all these other people who want to share their art with others (and, I suppose, hopefully make some money). Kimi and I really enjoy teaming up for these kinds of events – we are tentatively planning a 1st-Thursday Pioneer Square art walk appearance in the next few months. I’ll be sure to announce the details once we figure it out!