Happy belated Thanksgiving, and happy Black Friday, too! Shoppers may be out in droves today, but they weren't at the Cheerful Holidays Showcase in Holt last Saturday. It was my first time doing the show and I did not sell much. I was told by other vendors that it was very slow compared to previous years. I guess the economy is taking a toll on everyone. On the upside, a lot of the people who did come through looked at my items and commented positively. That always feels good!
The eyeglass holders got a lot of comments, which I'm happy about because I consider them my "signature" item.
The pins got a lot of comments, too... ...especially the kitty holding the mouse, which even got a smile from an older gentleman who had quite obviously been dragged to the show by his wife!
I did sell one figurine, the one I called "Groucho Kitty":
Mary sold a lot of her signature item, her catnip mice. Her knit hand-warmers were also a hit... ...and came in handy for her, as well, on a cold, blustery day!
That's it for shows this season. I have a couple special orders to fill, including a custom eyeglass holder that the buyer wants me to model after this: "Nurse Kitty" was a gift for a friend who graduated from nursing school last May--it was made to be a holder for her name badge. I will try to recreate the style as closely as possible for my custom eyeglass order...minus the nurse hat and syringe.
Well, enjoy the hustle and bustle of Black Friday--get out there and shop, shop, SHOP! Help keep our economy moving!
And if you need me, I'll be in my studio, as far away from the madness as I can get!
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