Yesterday was the final day of the Maker Faire in Queens yesterday. I had the lovely privilege to be one of the vendors under the Bust Craftacular tent. (This is all information I should have blogged about before the event but was too busy getting ready to do so.) The weather was nice, and we (Jackie and I) had a blast driving down to Queens... the nice part of having a cop-pilot/pal who helps you laugh at your driving shortcomings without yelling at you for potentially killing everyone. We were following Judy and her husband over at JSWMetalWorks, but got separated over the Whitestone due to a lack of an Easy Pass on my part.
|display setup with jackie sitting behind the tentacle ballet monster|
|close-up of the display|
Sales were lower for me than I had hoped for... but these are the risks of doing shows. You never know how the crowd is going to be. I handed out probably close to 200 business cards, which reminds me that I have to buy more business cards.
My favorite was the guy who was like (in a thick Bronx accent) that doll is actually forty bucks? Holy cow! etc, etc, etc... he almost had a heart attack when he saw the price of my Tentacle Ballet Monster. We had a nice chuckle over that one.
|sweet maker faire editor's choice ribbon surrounded by lady fab dolls|
The finale was when some head Maker peeps (sorry if you're reading this... I didn't catch your names) came up to the booth, and took some pictures while also giving me this sweet Editor's Choice ribbon. That was amazing and I'm honored at the thought of it all. I also haven't won a ribbon since I was in 5th grade when I helped win a race by diving for the finish line... so yay!
There was also a lady that stepped back and yelled a little when she saw my work close up. I thought she might cry, but it would have been an I love that kind of crying. That was also awesome.