we “Made It”

28 Nov

My blog writing has been sporadic as of late, but with good reason: last week I traveled snowy roads with John to Alberta to participate in my most successful craft show ever at Make It!, then we drove all the way home to beautiful BC on Monday. Make It was a huge success, with over 10,000 people in attendance over the course of 4 days.  I made tons of new NMF art owners and fans, spoke to some awesome people about potential commission work, plus I even got to meet the EtsyCA girls (more on that tomorrow)! All in all, I was super proud of everything: my booth design and display, my fiance’s awesome selling skills, the event’s organization, the massive publicity, my record-breaking sales, the wonderful connections made with fellow talented artisans and of course many excited new customers. I made it, and I am so happy I did.

10 Responses to “we “Made It””

  1. drawandshoot 28/11/2012 at 17:08 #

    Congratulations, Jessica!
    Sounds like a highly successful trip. Your booth looks fantastic.

  2. Charlotte Vallance 29/11/2012 at 01:10 #

    WOW well done! It looks amazing – both your booth and the show! Jessica your booth/table looks so great I’m taking tips for the market table I’ll be setting up for myself on Sunday. Thank you!

  3. Jax Riley 29/11/2012 at 02:16 #

    Congrats! Your enthusiasm is infectious and you guys did an awesome job on your booth! The photos are wonderful-love the snowy mountain, gorgeous shot :)

  4. thoughtsaboutveganismn 30/11/2012 at 10:56 #

    Wow – looks great!!!
    Congrats!! Keep up the great work!

  5. Miranda 04/12/2012 at 08:09 #

    Jessica! Your Make it booth looks fantastic. Good job. Any plans for Vancouver area shows this season? :)

    • naturesmyfriend 16/12/2012 at 17:46 #

      Sadly no Miranda! I MIGHT be doing one in the spring, but still uncertain! will keep you informed if I am though, and in the meantime, my etsy shop is always open! http://naturesmyfriend.etsy.com

  6. Pixie 11/12/2012 at 17:00 #

    We’re so happy you “Made It” too! what fine neighbours you were :)
    looking forward to crossing paths with you again!
    Pixie & Shpriken

  7. naturesmyfriend 16/12/2012 at 17:45 #

    Thank you all SO much for your support and love! This show was so good to me, and it feels amazing to be able to share the success and the fun that John and I had on this wonderful trip to Alberta.


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