Monday, October 19, 2009

My first Trade Show!

Earlier this month I got a note on my front door... my apartment complex was planning a Trade Show for it's residents. Well, now that I am a budding entrepreneur I got a little excited. I could use some practice for future shows, right? So, I went ahead and signed up. I continued to make and list yarn on my Etsy shop. And... I started labeling and packing up the yarn for the show. Here is a picture of me preparing for the show...

Everything was going smashingly! Until... the hour before the show... I was gathering all the goodies together when I decided I just wasn't going to go! I really freaked out! I mean who wants yarn? Won't people look at me like I am crazy? Then I remembered, I want yarn! I am crazy! So we packed up the truck and drove over to the gym where the show would be held. I was still totally freaked out! I set up my table and Spinderella (my wheel), of course. Here is a pic of the table with the yarn, fiber and candy all set up.

Now, the show was about to begin... I sat down and started spinning. Guess what? I felt completely relaxed! Just like always! And then a beautiful thing began happening... people came into the gym and walked directly to me! Oooh's and aaah's abounded! It was super fun! I didn't even care if I sold any yarn. It was just so fun to watch everyone get so excited about yarn! In the end I did sell a yarn to a lovely lady. She was purchasing for her daughter-in-law... a future fiberista! All in all, it was a great day! Can't wait for my next show!

Fiber hugs!
Leslie & Spinderella


  1. Haha,I am the future fiberista! I am glad you posted pictures from the Trade Show so I can see what I missed out on.I still wish I could have seen you spin!

  2. look at you so brave, now there s nothing stopping you!! good luck on your etsy and all of your future shows!! I spotted some yummies there!! very pretty yarn. congrats

  3. Thank you Paulah! Super squishy hug headed your way!


    ps. to my friend the "future fiberista" headed to the Kid 'n Ewe and Lama (for the genus Lama... including alpaca!) Festival with my mom on November 13, 14, 15. Can you come too?????