Doing a 3 day show takes alot more than 3 days. It feels like it takes the full month before it arrives just doing the prep work – making sure you have enough stock, making sure you have your booth/display stuff prepared and repaired, making sure you have directions to where you are going and then that you remembered all those little selling necessities – like bags or receipt books – before you load up the van.
This year we added the New York Faerie Fest to our show schedule – which is a 3 day event in Harpursville, New York. I am posting a link to a news report about the show for anyone who wants to see more about it since we left the camera packed in the van on Sunday – the day I planned on taking pictures of the Festival. Sigh.
I did get one picture of the Green Men/Women on Saturday. Made my little druid heart happy.
Chip brought the boys to spend the week with Aunt Cindy and their cousins while we did the Faire. We spent all Thursday packing then drove 3 hours to get to the site. We got there with about an hour before the sun set.
The vendors are set up along a single road that leads into the back of the festival where the jousters and main stage are set up. We had a nice little creek that ran behind our booth where folks would bring their dogs and kids to play.
What follows are photos of our booth at Faerie Fest.
This one shows Chip’s leatherwork displayed in the booth.
Chip has bags and pouches on display inside . . .
I had my yarns on display in the booth – though we only sold one skein of yarn all weekend.
I was okay with not selling any yarn (though obviously my naturally dyed yarns could be called Fairy Yarn since fairies would use flowers and woods and bugs to dye their yarns). It was 90 degrees and up in the sun. No one was thinking sweaters and mittens in that heat. I did get to talk yarn with some wonderful folks, though, which was fun. I just sat winding balls of yarn to get them ready for listing in the new Etsy Shop, with my beautiful shawl made for me by my beloved sister Danielle hanging behind my chair.
So that was our booth at Faerie Fest.
After the show we found this picture on Facebook of Chip at work at his bench. It was a good time.
I also want you to know that I have finally opened the Escape To Evermore Etsy shop. You can find it at www.etsy.com/shop/escapetoevermore . You can find Chip’s Etsy shop at www.etsy.com/shop/hawkstudio . And you can find my sister Danielle’s Etsy shop at www.etsy.com/shop/mustardseedyarnlab . Chip’s shop sells his leatherwork, Danielle’s sells her hand-dyed beautiful yarns and my shop currently sells my natural plant dyed yarns that you have seen posted in this blog.
To go along with the Etsy shop I also started a separate blog for Escape To Evermore – which you can find at www.escapetoevermore.wordpress.com It also has its own Facebook page – though I guess you just search for Escape To Evermore to find it. Facebook confuses me alot. But we are there. So please, take a look, like our shops and thank you for stopping by. I will be posting about the natural dyeing in the Escape To Evermore blog – along with our new work on developing a line of woodland fairy costumes which are naturally dyed with wood dyes. (A deep purple Logwood Fairy – a dark magenta Brazilwood Fairy . . . ). Vash has already designed the sandles for the Sandlewood Fairy. Love it! Food on Fridays will return to this blog hopefully this week. It has taken alot of time to get the Etsy stuff up and running – and I am adding 4-5 yarns a day to the shop – which is why I have not had time to put up more posts, but we are getting back to our normal pace around here.
Stay cool in this summer heat.