Wednesday, December 07, 2005

i'm back!

hi everyone! thanks so much for all of your nice comments about the bust article. the last couple of weeks have been a whirlwind with most of my waking hours being spent at the one of a kind show. it was an absolute blast...and completely exhausting! 11 consecutive days, 11 hours everyday. as much fun (and successful!) as it was, i'm happy to be back to my regular life!

here are a couple of (very dark) pictures of my little 3x3 booth
side 1
display  side 1

side 2
display side 2

i wish i had pictures of my two amazing mom opened up for me everyday while i was at my morning job and stayed and worked with me all day. paul built my display from start to finish and put his life on hold to help me out at the show too. i couldn't have done it without them!

i also had so many friends stop by and say hi! tania and paul, carla, monica, michelle, a bunch of people from work, and family all came to say hi and lend their support. that was one of the best parts of the show. it's hard to put into words, but chatting with a friend after 6 hours of unfamiliar faces streaming by (and knowing there are still 5 hours left!) just re-energizes the soul and helps get through the long hours.

i had the most amazing neighbours for 11 days too! they helped make the whole thing feel like summer camp.

janna makes pretty scarves

and varyn makes the most gorgeous yoga bags

i did do a bit of shopping (and trading) at the show, but i can't show everything since some are christmas gifts. here are some goodies that i scooped for myself:
loot from the ooak show
* 2 pairs of candi factory undies
* hand lotion from urban venus (fresh squeezed lemon and GINGERBREAD!!)
* a tie from demoiselle (paul bought for me)

and now i need to go and catch up on what i've missed on your blogs over the last 2 weeks!


Chloe said...

I love your booth design! Very cool jewelry :-)

karina said...

Welcome back Krissy!
Looks like you had a great show! Congratulations!!! It is such a crazy show, enjoy getting back to your life. I love that you put pictures of your helpful neighbours, because if it wasn't for meeting your hubby last year, I wouldn't have met you either!

Karin said...

Hey girl welcome back!! I am glad you had a successful show! Your purchases are very cute. I haven't ever heard of a show that lasts so long...but oh if we had one in Chicago that long I would be delighted!!

Carla said...

The RatGirl booth was great, good job to all of you! I love my Little People necklace, it got some nostalgic giggles when I wore it. Stay warm!

elizabeth said...

i am so *happy* for you that everything was successful and that you had loads of fun.

you're both is beautiful. happy resting :)

oh, just wanted to tell ya that i bought my first issue of bust b/c you were mentioned ;)

megan said...

Love the earings in bust!

Your jewlery is amazing. I am in awe of your talent :)

vania said...

i stopped by your booth one day. i had the day off work, and your mom was there. Your booth was awesome! Congrats on a job well done! Make sure you rest well now that you're done 11 days/11 hours work!

tania said...

yay way to go!

michelleknits said...

I found your site through Vania's. Not sure if I have posted before, but if not, hi! I love my earth breeze 2 vegan shoes -- sensible and divine walking experience! I really loved the stuff you made, and I will definitely be back to see more!