Craft Vermont 2011 wrap up

This past weekend, I exhibited at Vermont Hand Crafters’ Craft Vermont for the eighth time. I was in a different spot than in years past, which made me feel discombobulated for most of the show.

Here’s the abridged life cycle of my craft show booth:

Van packed with craft show booth and inventory

Everything fits in the magical van

Craft show booth walls up and inventory brought in

The walls go up, the piles begin

Craft show booth - Blue Roof Designs

The booth all set up

Craft show booth, broken down

Craft Show Carcass – nothing but carpet and feet

Just like being there – isn’t it?

I am so thankful for my wonderful customers, many of whom told me how the recipients of their gifts (my books) were thrilled with them. Stories like those really motivate me to keep working – to keep making books, which I so love to do.

At the Art & Artisans Holiday Market, I met a couple and we discussed the possibility of my using a set of their own chopsticks in one of my chopstick journals. They came to Craft Vermont with their chopsticks, along with two pairs for me to keep and play with!

Three sets of chopsticks

This is the work I adore, making something personalized that goes to a specific person and meeting the folks behind the gift. There’s always so much warmth there and I value being a part of it.

If you have a pair of chopsticks that you love, I’d be happy to work on a similar project with you. Contact me and we can work out the details. I have lots of Japanese papers to work with – and they’re all so yummy!

So what do you think? I'd love to know!

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