Tuesday, October 23, 2007
SF Mafia Made Show 2007!! Resounding Success...
Got Craft? Oh, yeah. Our crafty sisters down in the little city by the bay, put on a kickin' show this week-end. It was Petaluma Craft Mafia's first show -ever, and our extended famiglia hosts were very welcoming and VERY talented. All of the vendors rocked. I found myself wanting to spend all the Lincolns floating around in my oatmeal can full of greenbacks. Oh, yes. The hidden dangers of being at a Craft Show of this caliber; spending everything you make.
People of San Francisco, you were very so good to us! Thank you for your awesome support, your compliments and respecting craft as much as we do. Met a lot of wonderful customers, friends and future clients. It blew me away! Luckily, the SF Mafia provided us vendors plenty of donuts and coffee or I would have blown away!
I'm told we had over 900 people at the Mafia Made Trunk show on Sunday! It went by in the blink of an eye. But I know I was there, because now I have to get busy and make more product and we have this awesome goodie bag full of schwagg and presents to prove it! Thanks Craft Gym for the awesome demonstrations! If y'all have never been to Craft Gym, you better exercise your crafty muscles and sign up for a class. I walked away with this awesome necklace that Barbe Saint John of Saints and Sinners made. She just rocks and I could never get tired of her jewelry. And I learned some great tips and tricks from some of my sisters, such as Jessica at FutureMoMo: "Bring everything, Cheryl." By the time we remembered to take some photos and get some footage, we were getting pretty depleted on our wares.
Not only were our famiglia in SF gracious hosts and so helpful, but they were so kind. You know, when you meet rock star caliber crafters like our SF sisters, you never know. We were not disappointed.
There is no greater compliment than when my fellow graphic designers buy and dig my product. Several of my customers were designers themselves, and asked me questions about my design process and packaging. One lady was a student at the Academy of Art, fashion design. She was interested in purchasing some of my display pieces and props,and asked if I could make some for her. Very wonderful experience over all. Several customers wanted custom invitations for holidays and parties. It's amazing what can happen when you finally peek your head out of the office!
After a delightful meal at Jennie Low's and gallons of lychee tea, (which has magical restorative powers), I came home and collapsed into bed with my comped copy of CRAFTzine.
Thank you again San Francisco, and our sisters, the San Francisco Craft Mafia. You put on one heck of a show! xoxo
Look out Petaluma, the PCM has taken notes, and we're puttin' on the craft and plan to take over Petaluma soon!
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