…And that’s a wrap! My 2012 Holiday Craft Fair Tour is officially over! I’m so happy to have done my last holiday show in San Francisco. It’s nice to know that of all the places I’ve traveled to this season, my home city is still where I get the most love and support. Thanks to all of you, especially friends and fam, who came to visit Booth #35 this weekend.
As usual, it was a blast holding down the fort with the lovely Vee Caragay of Little Honey Vee. We’ve certainly mastered the art of covering one another for potty breaks! Also, behind every good maker, there is typically a loving and supportive partner. So a very special shout out to my fiance, Jaymar, for the constant support – for lugging around all things heavy, expertly wielding the screwdriver and allen wrench, studying my inventory and practices in order to relieve me, buying me lunch, reminding me that we’re in an “investment” period, and for never doubting my talent or ability to handle my business.
It wasn’t too long ago that I only dreamed of being part of a show like Renegade Craft Fair or Unique LA, so to have participated in these shows (and to have been successful!) is truly a blessing. Releasing fear, building self-confidence, and making a commitment to one’s small business isn’t easy. So, if nothing more, I’m just happy I went for it.
Cheers to you this holiday season and here’s to a golden new year!
1. Dianne Que & Little Honey Vee = Hustler Extraordinaires! // 2-7. Peeks into my mighty set-up. // 8-10. Little Honey Vee’s goodies // 11. Like mother like daughter (no, we didn’t plan to wear matching Tureaud Chains) // 12. My fambam rocking my knit goodies dating all the way back to 2004. // 13-16. Friends, old and new, coming by to visit and support! // 17. Look at all those people trying on my stuff (you can tell I’m not used to this, huh?)!