One of a kind was my first big show. When I say big show, I mean, 200 vendors from all over Canada and the US, thousands of dollars worth of advertising, $$$ booth prices and at the Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Center. It was huge.
How do you know how much stuff to make? Will people like my stuff? Will I pay off all my expenses? AAaahh! Of course, we also had a crazy event week which meant that not only was I staying up until 2am sewing / crocheting / stuffing, I also worked every day from Oct 1 to 7.
It was crazy, but you know what? It was so worth it! Being my first time at OOAK, I really did not know what to expect or have anything to compare it to. Some past vendors, say that it wasn't as busy as the previous year, but, maybe it was the change of venue, or the bigger space so we are more spread out or maybe it was the Thanksgiving long weekend or the economy? So many factors to consider.
Thanks to telly designs for the yummy snacks she dropped off and all of the new faces that we met including Phebe from 5pm Studio from Portland. Who, funny enough, was actually at Crafty Wonderland last December when we went down to help them with their load in. Plus, all of the people that we knew from the local craft scene including Lucky Rooster, Poppytalk, Smidgebox Designs, tiny warbler, Wendy, April, Kim, Lisa, Hilary and more!
** For some reason, I only took 3 pictures during the entire 4 days and it was during the set up. Sorry! You can check out more about the show here (part 1) and here (part 2) on Poppytalk. **