"The purpose of life is to discover your gift. The meaning of life is to give it away." David Viscott

Monday, November 18, 2013

Open Studio Weekend

The first weekend of October was the Vermont Craft Council's Open Studio Weekend.  After weeks of planning, building sign holders, hanging posters, and dropping off event maps at every location I could think of, the weekend arrived.

All of the things I have up on Etsy were displayed in the tent to the right, thus opening up the "production" part of my studio for visitors to walk through.

Saturday was a nice, sunny day. We had a total of 8 people arrive and look around.  All but one found me by following the signs; the one had picked up a map all the way down in White River Junction and drove up to find me.  I met and chatted with some wonderful people.

Sunday was chilly, damp, and dreary.  Two people stopped by after the church across the street let out, and two more came through around 3pm - that was it for the day.  Very disappointing.

But, as there can be a silver lining to most everything, I met a woman who fell in love with a pair of gloves I had made.  She did not have the cash for them, so we worked out a barter instead.  She had a large rabbit cage, which is something I was looking for.  My Angora rabbits are now happily in their winter (inside) home, while her hands are toasty warm!