Thursday, April 14, 2011

One of those days

Ceramic Cherry Box 24.00

Good morning...

So a few days ago I wrapped up my two new sewing patterns. I was so happy because they and a couple other projects were consuming all of my time. It was such a great feeling to be finished. We left for our mini vacation and I was relaxed.

Monday night Nik and I were talking about how time was flying by and "How could it be mid April already?" Wait a minute mid-April? did that happen? You have seen my calender you know I have been using it but for some reason I was a little oblivious to the fact that it was indeed mid April. Quilt Market is in one month!

My booth was quite an elaborate one last time and I spent a good three months with it in my garage. Now one month before the show and I have a white sheet hanging on one of the walls and nothing else. I am in panic mode now, I don't work well under pressure. I hate pressure. So it gets worse, I am flying to Salt Lake City for teh show so I am shipping my booth to the show. If you have ever done a trade show in the past you know you have deadlines and they are usually early. I called and talked logistics with the company. It turns out I need to ship my booth by the 25th! In 11 days! AAAAH!

As a result...I forgot to set my alarm for the boys to get up for school, I forgot to send lunch money to school, I missed my turn and drove and extra 15 miles down the highway before I realized I missed my exit for baseball practice, and on and on... Completely a mess here, all I can think about is the booth.

I think I have come up with a plan a plan that will surely change. I can't give away booth details because at Quilt Market they have awards for best booths. Not that at this late in the game I have a chance at winning but I still want the design to be a surprise. I will say this, I am going dumpster diving today in hopes of finding display materials....keep you posted on that one. :)

One more thing before I go....I am trying something new today. I needed a picture for this post, gotta have a picture right? Well I have never put this jar up online anywhere and I knew that if I did, I would get asked if I was going to sell these in the Etsy shop. I have seen these neat buttons so you can sell like on Etsy but just on your blog. I thought I would try it out, if it works that would be great because I have lots of one of a kinds that I would love to show. There is one Cherry box and if you click on the "buy one" button it will take you to Paypal just like you're shopping in Etsy. Super cool eh? If it doesn't say "buy one" then it has sold.

Wish me good luck with booth design today, I am gonna need it....
Have a great day,


  1. Cant wait to see what your feverish, creative mind finds in the dumpsters!!! This will probably be your best booth ever!!

  2. That is an awesome box and I love the idea of a Buy it Now Option (although this post will get buried... can you add it to a side bar instead?)
    I am having one of those months. Like on the 1st when Rocket came home and announced at 4pm that he had to be at the Solo and Ensemble for this Jazz Band on Saturday morning at 7:45 at a town that is about 35 minutes away and had to wear dress clothes. Really? You tell me that now!? That was a rough weekend. I hope it gets better. Knowing you, your booth will be DYNAMITE!
    Enjoy the day!

  3. I hear you with being consumed by one thing and making silly mistakes elsewhere because of it. I am having my first home showing of my jewelry this weekend and can't seem to think of anything else.

    Can't wait to see what you come up with! Best of luck with the booth!

  4. Good luck with your show Krista, I am sure you'll do great!

  5. I hope so Frances....I have redesigned it so many times now I am just not even thinking about it anymore and just sewing.


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