Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Grayslake Report, New Projects, Heading South

A big thank you to everyone who came out to spend part of Mother's Day weekend with us at the Grayslake Antique Market. Things were a little different than we expected. Usually Mother's Day is one of the craziest shows of the year, but this one was more tortoise than hare. But the good, ole turtle came through for us in the end! We made our sales goal during the show's last hour. Phew!

We debuted several new handmades at this show. Our collage mushrooms sold out before I could get a photo, but I love the ones made from metal tacks even more:

These magnetic memo holders are a variation on a project we did last year, using parts from a time-card holder and a quilting frame:

The ledger paper flowers continue to sell out each week -- my mom is busy working on a new batch as we speak. We really appreciate every one's interest in the handmades. They are part of what makes rhubarb reign, rhubarb reign. Working on them is one of favorite parts of the week.

The best moment of the whole show came mid-morning Sunday when our customer, friend and show neighbor Kellie Halkitis' two boys came in with their dad to surprise her with flowers for Mother's Day. They were so excited to do something nice for their mom. Let's hope that never changes. You could hear all the other moms go 'ooohhhh..."! It was awesome. I wish had my camera out right at the moment they came. It was really something to see. Thanks, guys! You made out day.

Now we're getting ready for our first OUTDOOR show of the season, Burlington. Check the show sidebar for details and come join us. Check back later for a peek at what we're bringing. Photos will be here and on Facebook. xo

1 comment:

Rebecca said...

It was so good to see you at Gray's!
I hope you had a good show, you always have the coolest stuff.
Have a great week