February 8th finally arrived and I eagerly put my best foot forward along with my cupcake soaps which were a hit! I kept a weather eye on the forecast literally for three weeks before the event because of the inconsistent rain predictions of southern California. As the morning began at 8 am, there wasn't a drop of rain in sight and a few hours later, the sun peaked through the overcast clouds to offer hope for a beautiful sunny California day.
I met a few of the other very talented crafty and vintage vendors and helped them set up a few things since setting up my display only took 30 minutes. People started arriving as the show opened up at 9 am and I was ready to greet them all with a smiling face. Fiora of Ghettogloss, co-coordinator of the Silverlake Art/Craft & Vintage show, stopped by my booth with her brother to smell the tester soaps I had on display and pay a lovely compliment to my cupcake soaps.
Several customers were able to stop by my booth and make their cupcake soap purchases before the rain started to pour down on us at 11:30 am. Some customers were even able to sneak in a few cupcake soap purchases even after my display was mostly packed up and ready to be loaded into the vehicle. The event coordinators called the show on account of the rain and around 12:30, all, if not most of us were packed and on our way.
Even though it poured, it did not rain on my parade. I enjoyed my first craft show and I'm looking to many more in the future! More craft show pictures are in my Flickr account.
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