day 1 (of 2) at Urban Craft Uprising


mother and daughter: proud new owners of Soiree bags

It was another late night preparing for Urban Craft Uprising. First, we spent a portion of the day running to Hardwick’s to find some sort of funky furniture for display fixtures, and then off to Girlie Press to pick up my new business cards, before returning home to pack up bags for the early load in.  I decided to have everything hang-tagged and priced the night before. . .so I only got about 5 hours of sleep. But it was so nice to wake up and be ready to walk out the door!

Load in to the exhibition hall was incredibly efficient. There were  volunteers holding doors, pointing out booth assignments, and even helped us schlep our goods to our spaces.   I introduced myself to my neighbors and got unpacking in a hurry.  Promptly at 11am the doors opened, and literally hundreds of shoppers flooded the hall.   And I am happy to report, that there was a steady stream of traffic going by (and in) my booth all day long.

I met customers from Vancouver B.C., Bend, OR, Texas and California – and all were so excited that A) admission is free   B) that they felt so inspired meeting so many crafters  & designers who are making living doing what they love.  It was a wonderful vibe!

The day went by so fast, and there are a lot of booths I haven’t checked out yet. I have printed out my floor map & vendor list and have planned out my shopping excursions for tomorrow!  I only took 1 photo today, but I plan to take LOTS of pictures tomorrow. Stay tuned. . and please come say ‘hi’ (I’m in booth #39) at Seattle Center Exhibition Hall tomorrow from 11am – 5pm.  Admission is free!  Meeting my customers in person is a reward unlike any other!


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