Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The run down of the craft show …from the sheep lady!

After 5 days of being dressed in hand stitched sheep pants, yes with a tail! For the launch of Nibbles…I am slowly getting back to normal - I no longer am getting my tail pulled and have lost the extra wooliness around my bottom half :o) (it was all totally worth it! - and really I loved it! :o)

How do I sum the show up in just a few words? Wow! Fantastic! Great exposure, Exhausting! It was my first big craft show – so the support and feedback was mind bogglingly awesome! I met some fantastic inspiring crafters and designers.

I have to thank everyone who helped/supported me through this journey also my helpers over the 5 days; Scottie, Bianca, Brya and Jess – I defiantly could not have been running my workshops and sharing the smile upstairs at the stand at the same time. Your helping hands and happy faces were so appreciated! Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Here are a few snap shots of the stand

The stitches and craft show team did an amasing job too! Every morning a fashion parade for the incubator section was on, I made the most of one of the models – Kelly, who volunteered to dress in the latest fashion like me - sheep and pig pants! She even did the little bottom wiggle, it was fantastic and defiantly got the attention deserved - got the crowd giggling and came up stairs for more! :o)

I made a video, but here are a few snap shots in the mean time!
It was my first time running workshops, so I decided to jump right in the deep end and do one each day! so much fun they were too, everyone seemed to enjoy themselves and even signed my giant cow card at the end with such lovely feedback. One little girl decided she wanted to keep Henry the horse and write a story about him! It was so nice seeing peoples faces light up with excitement once they had created there final pieces :o)
I did not get loads of pics , but met some lovely people in the incubator area. Here are a few pics of surrounding stands.
My lovely neighbors Michelle of Shelbyville and Tara of Dudley Redhead, opposite the lovely Pauline and her husband Dave of Funky Friends Factory (thats not dave btw :o)
Claire of Craft Schmaft – with cute owls and monsters made out of socks, it was also nice to put a face to the name behind Dear Fii (Fiona) and Justine of Mix Tape zine. Yum, those ice cream's looked delicious!

So that just about wraps it up. But before I sign off I wanted to share with you what I treated myself with.
An Ezy Carve Rubber Printing Block and some stamps from Dudley Redhead – I have not carved into it yet, I'm still deciding on a design…. and... I could not resist - look it’s Mia the cutest little Wonky from Juicy Roo! She is so me!:o)

So that is me...over and out :o) x x


Shelbyville said...

Oh yes, how I miss that kiwi voice.
Your cards were a real hit Sheryl, as were the sheep pants... well done on your success at the Show!

mixtapezine said...

lovely to meet you~
i will be in touch

Toni said...

hey sheryl! what a great time we had at the show! winning the tickets was a real bonus and we enjoyed every minute of it. your stand and cards looked fantastic, very impressive. brya was an excellent hostess and as for those sheep pants!... where can i get a pair! haha... well done sheryl. can't wait to give my cards away and 'share a smile'. tonixxx

Juicy Roo said...

I soooo love those pants! It was really great to meet you and see your fab cards, hopefully one day we will both have postcodes starting with a 3.....
oh, and Mia suits your bed perfectly! xo

CoffeewithZooly said...

Hi Sheryl,

So great to meet you and the show looks like a lot of fun. You deserve the success!

As for the pants - love to see them on the catwalk with the purple hat of Izziana Image [

francesjones said...

Wow Sheryl you're great. So much going on and so many smiles going around :-)

Nancy Georges said...

well done Sheryl!! looks amazing and your branding is so strong!
everyone's smiling which is fabulous!!
upward and onward amazing lady!!

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