So this past weekend was the No Coast craft-o-rama in Minneapolis.
What a blast!
I really didn't know what to expect this year. Last year was great but we battled with an epic blizzard which I know affected turn-out. And I knew that the economy was going to be a factor in people's spending habits this year, but I didn't know how much.
People were definitely more reserved with their money. That said, I still exceed my own personal goal in sales and was absolutely floored by the wonderful comments people had about my work. We should have started keeping track of how many times people came up to ask "Is this Shrinky Dink?" - but people seemed pleasantly surprised when I confirmed that yes indeed it was.
I got to meet some wonderful artist and crafters and wished that I could have seen even more vendors' tables. There was just so many people!
Thanks to the lovely ladies and gents who made it possible at the Crafter's Local 612!