May 06, 2009

Busts and Musts

So... the Athens show was kind of a bust. Oh well - the rain and wind was working against us and I should have known that a small show based in a college town would draw the cool kids - the cool kids with no money. I heard lots of "I wish my mom was here" a.k.a. "I wish my mom and her wallet was here". Since they had us tear down overnight, all of my equipment was wet and getting danker by the minute in my car so that the next morning when I saw that the forecast again called for rain and storms, I hit the road. I never neglect a commitment I have made to a show, but the thought of setting up again, maybe selling a necklace or two, and then getting stormed on after a few hours, packing up in the rain and then driving home for 5 hours sealed the deal and for the first time, I did not fulfill my show commitment. Time is money, people! I felt bad, but sometimes you just have to weigh your time and effort against the bottom line. It's the first show I've lost money in a really long time. I actually sold more on my website over the weekend than I did at that show. I guess it's a good thing I have an online store!

hmmm... to return or not to return...

Anyway, that's it for my BUST portion of the blog. Now for the MUST - the Happily Handmade Giveaway! You only have one week left to enter and if you haven't yet - go for it!!! There are 42 sponsors, so you have 42 chances to enter! Check out the amazing prizes!!! For more info about the giveaway, visit their website.


Anonymous said...

I'm sorry the Athens show wasn't a success but I'm so glad you came! I'm a student at UGA and I adored your jewelry. I'm home for the summer and I just found your website; after 18+ years of being a tomboy, I'm getting in touch with my girlie side and I love love love your lariats. So even though you may not have sold much to the college crowd, I'm showing your pieces to my mom and anyone else I can find! Keep up the great work :)


Katie Beall said...

ahh!!! i love your blog by the way :) i wish i had known you came to athens! I'm at UGA now and i would have harassed all my friends to buy things from you! i know you said this show was a bust but if you ever decide to come back let me know! i wish i made it up to tennessee more often to see tad, rosemary, lacey and yourself. hope all is well! - katie beall