Not only did shoppers come from far and wide, they also chased after runaway magnets, sacrificed their bodies to secure the corners of my tent, bought my wet merchandise and endured it all with a smile. I can’t think of a better place to weather a storm than at Crafty Feast in Columbia, SC.
A few highlights of the day were: when the sun came out, seeing my boy KJ of H1GHER LEARNING, watching the customers’ reactions to the new buttons, witnessing a shopper freak out about the “Cocks and Shagging” button and telling me about how her relatives in England were going to DIE over it, meeting a girl who had bought a tote bag online and wore it to the event, all the people who told me they came just to see my booth (say wha!?), laughing with a girl who bought 14 things and offered to help me make biz cards, talking to Nick of The Half and Half, the volunteer who relieved me of my post so I could make a bathroom run, the guy with an "I like turtles" tshirt, getting a bag snicker doodles from Jessica’s Jacket’s mom and going for a much deserved post-Crafty Feast drink with some fellow Crown Town Handmade ladies.
All in all, it was a whirlwind of a day. I can’t wait for round two in December! And, in case you’re wondering, the best sellers were: Cocks and Shagging, I’ll buy anything with a Palmetto Tree on it, Cola, The Palmetto State, People Against Monograms, Hotter than the Devil’s Asshole and Rosewood: Yuppies in the Ghetto. If you missed it, don’t fret... they’ll all be listed for sale on the site later this week!