This past weekend was the Mt Bruce Sheep & Wool Festival in Bruce Twp, MI. I've done this show for 8 years now and this was probably the weakest yet. The temps were low and attendance was worse. My booth was crowded maybe 5 times all weekend. I work my butt off to create products and put lots of thought into my booth set up and presentation. I have plenty of bruises to show for my hard work. Wanna see my shins? I didn't think so.
The homestead was nicely decorated though I think not as much as usual:
Here's a straight on shot of my booth (lamb meat for sale way back there):
My coat rack worked out well although I'm not sure about it's position in the tent:
I liked the Cranbrook rack for my hats and I think the clothespins worked well for the shoppers:
Here's Hedy before she was brutally attacked by a manner-less little girl who scratched her face up (little sh~t!):
The Etta Hat that she's sporting was the first hat I sold on Saturday. That was a lucrative sale -- four hats and a pair of fingerless mittens. I thought things were going to go well but alas, it was very quiet the rest of the weekend. My sales were down from last year and I thought that was a bad year.
I always knit at the shows, unless the temps are down in the 40s, and I sold two hats that I made while I was there. Woohoo!
I'm going to have to let things simmer for a while but after taking an hour to tear down my booth and another hour to load up the T&C, I was just so doggone tired I thought this would be my last time there. I think the clincher was that they had a window salesman as a vendor. I truly don't understand why you'd want to take a wonderful event that showcases farm life and country living and throw in a window salesman. Is it just me? I think not.