Miss April and I attended the TWIFIC Marketplace last night at the Hilton Suites Gold Coast – swanky!!
I was invited to participate with a handful of other ETSY vendors and we were the only there with accessories. There were a couple of jewelers and maybe eight vendors total in one of the smaller meeting rooms on the second floor.
About 200 people were there for the weekend in celebration of fiction writing and especially Twilight type fiction. I armed myself with my hats, hoodies and scarves and didn’t have a lot of room to put out a lot of stuff. But I came home with a lighter inventory load and a heavier wallet.
I didn’t make the $350 goal I would have like to make but as I thought, not all the attendees came to the marketplace. We might have seen about 100 folks and they were a fun and lively bunch. The entire marketplace was only two hours though they extended an extra hour to those who wanted the time. It took awhile but we were making sales pretty consistently that last hour. Miss April sold some things and I came with four hoodies but only one made it back home and my ready to ship inventory is lighter a few hats. I have no complaints at all about the sales that evening and I was still getting hits from folks who were there. I even got a sale after I was all packed up and someone came in looking for a hat and walked out with one of the gray cable berets. Icing. The only kind I really like.
Meanwhile, back in Knitsville, the basket weave shawl is about half done. I am on the second skein of yarn so I am hopeful I will not need to go into the third skein except to do the short fringe. I jumped up to a K hook and it’s still taking some time to get it done. In the office, the ribbed school scarf found itself on the needles and I am a the main color part of it I would like to be finished with the shawl and have it in the mail on Monday. I can’t believe today is Sunday – doesn’t feel like it. I am hoping to get both the shawl and scarf done to be in the mail and then I can start on the golf club covers. I found yellow yarn in the bin and there should be enough to finish all three. They don’t require much.
I almost completed the inventory list and redistributed the inventory into the bags instead of the bin. Now the bin has the heads and wigs, price tags, etc. needed for the table. It works a lot better. The list will be completed when I add those things I didn’t take to the show – like the snakes.
So, things are humming along. I am probably ready for another sale or two or four so I can close out the month with 600. That would be nice. That would be very nice. It’s still raining but there’s happiness dancing between the drops – stay cool, dry and safe over the rest of the weekend!