The last little while had been pretty busy for me and for Kokobaru!
I recently started a new job working as an educator/interpreter at one of Canada's top museums. Although I miss the days of sewing from dawn till dusk, it has been nice to get out of the house a bit more and to spend my days with gaggles of children who are ready to learn.
When I'm not at work, I've been working hard at home to prepare for all the shows coming up in the next few weeks and will have to be very organized to keep my stock up over the holidays.
Craft shows are always full of new and interesting people and I'm happy to report that my last two shows have been really enjoyable.
Last weekend found Kokobaru at a wonderful show at Foreign Affairs. The space was quite lovely with a giant Polar Bear replica (I think) and lovely washrooms!
The atmosphere was warm. In part I think it was owed to a couple, a few tables over, who played native drum and flute from time to time. It fostered a really sweet mood and definitely was a highlight of my day.
The other highlight was the number of really positive people and folks who were specifically out looking for local and hand made items. Everyone was just so pleasant!
The next show I had, was actually today! I had booked it awhile back and then started my new job. I found myself having a booked show and a shift I simply could not trade. What to do?!!
Enter the hero of the day...my partner. Mark is not a crafter himself, and although he is ALWAYS supportive, I knew he would not be fond of the idea of manning my table at a craft show by himself on his weekend off. Regardless, he offered to help me out as soon as he knew I had a conflict. What a swell guy and a super boyfriend!
Last night I packed up what he'd need and gave him a quick run through on the 'World of Craft'. Today I nervously anticipated and update to see how the experience was going for him. Feeling bad for having him do me such a favour, but being so grateful that he did. He sent me a few updates throughout the day to let me know how he was doing and what the show was like. He survived! He was a rockstar! I had the highlight of my day when I got home from work. Instead of complaining for being set to a craftshow on his day off, Super Guy told me about the cool people that came by the table. He also told me that one person had come after having seen my stuff at a previous show. Brought such a smile to my face. Kokobaru is still in it's baby stage and it really means a lot to know that people are enjoying my work.
insert warm heart here
Now though, I must get to the sewing machine. I have more shows coming up this weekend and have precious little time to make some new creatures. Looking forward to seeing some familiar faces and meeting some new ones on Saturday (GLISTEN: A Handmade Holiday Event)
Have a good night!
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Maker of things. Lover of colour and texture and contrast. Thinker & creator. Daughter, sister, partner, mother, friend. Mighty woman.