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Touch of Vermont recap

This past weekend I showed my work at the annual Touch of Vermont Holiday Gift Market, which I super love. It’s located just five minutes from my house and I enjoy being able to see folks I know in my community. I always get lots of hugs. 

The show was mobbed. All day long. This was one of the quieter moments when I could actually see outside my booth:

Touch of Vermont Holiday Gift Market

I was lucky to score child care so I could start setting up my booth the day before the show. You can see how things progressed for me from load in until I had to leave at 6:00 p.m.

Blue Roof Designs craft show booth in progress

4:21 p.m.

Blue Roof Designs craft show booth in progress

5:54 p.m.

Here’s how my completed booth looked the next day:

Blue Roof Designs craft show booth

You’d be surprised just how long it takes to put out all of those books!

New this year were single book ornaments that could be opened and used. Many thanks to Sue at Studio Place Arts for pushing me to make them – I’m really happy with how they turned out.

Leather book ornaments

I’m very thankful that I had a good (and fun) show. For the second year in a row, I was lucky enough to trade with Nutty Steph’s (hellllooo chocolate…).

Not surprisingly, I tend to get punchy as the day goes on. Here’s what happens when the person in the booth across from you says, “Would you like me to take a picture of you in your booth?”

Elissa Campbell in her booth

I’ve mentioned this before, but I’ll say it again – I am the slowest person in the world when it comes to break down of my booth. And I think I’ve gotten slower with age. At this show I’m always the last one to leave.

The show ends at 4:00 p.m. and I almost had my van completely loaded by 6:00 p.m…and then the door to the building locked. Apparently it’s on an automatic timer. Not only was I stuck outside, but the show organizer was as well. We did eventually get back in, but seriously – not a fun 15 minutes.

Thanks to all who came to the show to chat! Your support means so much to me. 🙂

2 Responses to “Touch of Vermont recap”

By Becky - 21 December 2018 Reply

Your booth looked really great! Was fun to see things I hadn’t seen before. You do good work!

Becky

By Elissa - 4 January 2019 (3 weeks ago) Reply

Becky –

Aw, shucks. You’re a peach. 🙂

Elissa

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