Yesterday, I did my first show! I was at the Coldwater Steampunk Festival. I had no idea what to expect, but it ended up being a lot of fun! I'm already excited about next year.
It was a great learning experience. It was a small show, with just a small number of vendors at the Coldwater Museum. They had a really great side show, musicians, a tea party... it was really fun. Plus, I got to wander around the museum which was absolutely full of treasures, like old sewing machines and supplies (including a dressmakers doll), and a vintage perm-machine (photo later in the post) which was kind of terrifying, but awesome. It was a great opportunity to chat with people from the area, and now I totally want to move to Coldwater....
I had never done anything like this before, so I really wasn't sure how much to prepare, or what I would need. Considering Dan and I pulled many of these things together late Friday night, we put together a pretty good booth. I have lots of ideas for next time... and am dreaming of having a booth at some bigger events in Orillia next summer (time permitting!).
The best part of the day is that Abbey came to visit me. She hung out with Dan and I for half the day, then we all went for dinner afterwards. It was a great day. Though, I am exhausted today....
|The Mental Floss Sideshow|
|Imagine getting your hair permed with this contraption?|
|An impromptu LARP|