This post is hard to write because there is just so much I want to say- so I will split it into 2 posts- Renegade and the rest of the NY trip.
Brooklyn is fantastic- I love being there! There is so much energy, the venue is wonderful people watching, the other vendors are as nice as can be and the visitors to my booth make me feel like a crafty celebrity! People in Brooklyn “get” my work.
Here is the tent, just set up on Saturday morning. To be honest, Saturday was a bit of a bummer. It rained and was cold and many of the visitors seemed to be speed looking. I gave away a ton of business cards so I hope that some come back to my Etsy shop. At the end of the day, we had a carload of damp.
Sunday was a lot better- mostlyÂ warmer and drier. On the second day, I always seem to put out a lot more items- like it is their last chance!
In the end, I didn’t sell as much as I’d have liked, but it is now all in my Etsy shop if you’d like to check it out. Because things were slower then last year, I had a chance to walk around and see the other booths, see some crafty friends and former show neighbors and talk to lots of people.
I had wonderful booth neighbors- Elena Stonaker who came all the way from Colorado for her first ever show- wow!
And Hero Design Studio on the other side (sorry, no pic). I’ll be hanging this up in my studio.
I got to meet Argyle Whale who I only knew through Twitter before. And Ashley who I always enjoy seeing at the various shows. She wrote up a super nice review of Renegade Brooklyn here.
Some of my Boston Crafty Biz meet-up friends were there- Eling, Jen and Laura. I like Laura’s top ten post here.
I got to have some seriously fun plush biz talk with two monster makers- Phil Barbato and later, Joshua Ben Longo. And, I rode the elevator at the hotel with Jordan Elise! I came home with a stack of business cards of shops I want to explore, once my brain has unfogged. I have uncovered one so far- Tidiworld. I am very interested in her approach to dollmaking and love her fabric designs.
BurdaStyle and Spoonflower had tables set up. I was able to get myself a set of fabric samples from Spoonflower- maybe that will inspire me to try some more experimentation!
And seriously, is everyone from Minnesota incredibly nice? The people from Worker B are super- we chatted throughout the 2 days. And I came home with one of these treatment sticks- probably as close to make-up as I ever get- I love it!
I will post about the other things we did in NY soon. Right now I am recovering. I am so exhausted. I am planning to take it easy this summer and hopefully work on some projects that have been put off for too long. So, who knows what will be showing up on the blog this summer!