Oh, and if you’re going to be at the gift fair, please stop by my booth (Accent on Design #4055) to see the new work and say hello!
I got into Accent on Design at the New York International Gift Fair! I’m so excited for this new opportunity, but I’ve got a lot of work to do. Back to sketching and planning…
Last night I dreamed that I showed up to set up for New York Gift (which isn’t until January) completely unprepared. I didn’t know what booth I was in, started setting up in the wrong space, and still had to start (and finish) samples of my new collection. Not only did I wake up completely panicked, but with a serious case of déjà vu. Haven’t I had a dream like this once before?
Sure enough, after browsing my archives, I had a similar dream last September. What is it about the fall?
So today I’m working on a little gift fair prep, including an application to the Accent on Design section. Above is a prototype mini-catalog I’m working on. I’ve got to mail my application on Monday, wish me luck!
No pictures in this post because I didn’t take a single picture at Crafty Bastards. Sad, I know. Thanks to everyone who responded to my last post, and thanks a million to my wonderful husband, who came with me to help out at the show! Oh, and thanks to the Crafty Bastards volunteers who helped out as well.
Sadly, I didn’t get to scope out the show, for obvious reasons. One trip to the port-a-potties on crutches was enough to keep me tied to my booth. But I really appreciate everyone who came by and shopped – you made my day worthwhile! I’m happy I decided not to cancel the show.
Now I’m home and exhausted, thanks in no small measure to my crutches. My foot may be resting, but the rest of my body feels beat up and sore. I’m also learning how difficult crutches can be if you’re a grown-up who needs to do things like grocery shop, clean, and laundry. I still haven’t figured out how I’m going to get my dirty clothes from my second floor bedroom to my basement washing machine. That’s not to mention that I have several wholesale orders to go out this week. At least I have a rolling chair in my studio…