Friday, November 25, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!!!


A very Happy, Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!  I'm so sorry for having neglected my blog - the season has just gotten so busy.  I'm trying to find the time to fit it all in...


I completed my first craft/art show last Saturday. I did okay for my first time ever trying anything like this.  I sold two picture frames, several slate magnets, and one custom order 12 x12 frame.  I would have liked the show to have been a little bigger with a little more traffic but I had a really good time and I met some great people.


More importantly, I finally did something that I had wanted to do for a long time but always found an excuse not to do.  I am the type of person that thinks about things for a very long time but is very slow to act, partly because of a HUGE fear of failure. So now I have jumped in with both feet and feel a bit more comfortable.  I am very fortunate on this Thanksgiving for my twin sister, Gretchen, who is my consummate cheerleader.  She was my assistant at the show and was a huge support - both physically (in helping me set up) and morally!  My cousin Colleen also stopped by and then was kind enough to take my sister and I out for dinner.  Of course too, I am thankful for my parents, who, even though I am 40 years old, came out to the show and brought me coffee:)  Gotta love family!  I hope everyone is having a Blessed Thanksgiving and if you are venturing out to shop remember to buy local!

4 comments:

manyslices said...

Good to hear from you again. I was beginning to wonder.
Don't feel too bad about the craft fair...my first attempt at a craft fair I sold exactly $3.00 worth of items. My last.
Good luck to both feet in!
Cheers,
Leah

monarchpost said...

You work is just getting better and better AND you're doing it with a busy mom schedule...
It is scary to put your creative self out there- selling your work and even blogging take a lot of courage. Good for you, Cassie!!

Heather said...

congrats on your first show! they are always so thrilling and nerve wracking, but you always get something out of it-- a new friend, a new contact, new opportunities. keep at it!

Paula Guhin said...

Nice to share your thoughts, and nice work, too. Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog, about seeing my article in CPS!