Pittsburgh recap

This past Saturday was Handmade Arcade in Pittsburgh. That morning my friend Katie and I loaded up our boys (I was down to just my three year old since my eleven year old was spending the weekend with his cousins) So we got both little boys up around 6am and headed toward Pittsburgh.

We arrived with only about an hour to set up and it had started to rain. So I pulled around front, loaded up a dolly (thank goodness Construction Junction had these) and we took everything in to the table. I then had to go back out and move my car to the back parking lot. They wanted to keep the main lot open for people coming to shop, which makes sense. The bad part was the whole place has a fence around it which meant I had to walk the whole way back in the rain, with only a sweathsirt on. We should have brought some umbrellas I suppose.

I felt very much like a raggamuffin after my rainy morning and then developed a throbbing headache as the day went on. For some reason the same thing happened to me the year before last at Handmade Arcade, I think its a mixture of lack of sleep, and getting ready haha. I apologize to anyone who tried to talk to me, im sure I was quite drowsy.

There was a really big crowd of people waiting to be let in, before the event opened. And a pretty big crowd the entire time. I as always really enjoyed it being inside Construction Junction and plan to make another trip out there as soon as possible. I have even more photos from the day on my Flickr account. Thanks to Katie who took all the photos because I had forgotten my camera in the car!

I just did a big shop update this afternoon. I am not sure yet what my plans are with the holidays and my webshop. We are under contract with our dream house (woohoo) and might be closing on it at the end of November. Of course this means moving, Thanksgiving, and getting ready for my trip to LA kind of all at once. So…I still have not decided how all that will work out. I do plan to post a big list of links of places you can buy my goods at as well. So even if you cant get it from my shop, you should be able to order it from somewhere. I will work on putting that together this weekend sometime. Meanwhile I have to take a trip to the post office now and then a trip to pick up boxes!

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6 Responses to Pittsburgh recap

  1. S'more of Danielle says:

    thanks for the pics, hope all was sucessful.

  2. lilly says:

    that looks like so much fun!!

  3. amy says:

    i remember you feeling totally ill after handmade arcade two years ago, that’s super strange! hope it went well, i usually come down but couldn’t this year…

  4. Debby says:

    Wow, what’a lot of people. Your display looked great in the pictures. Sorry about the headache, been there often. Sounds like you are getting tension headaches.

  5. Melly & me says:

    WOW, WOW, WOW, We just LOVE your softies!!!! We just strolled across this site and boy do we love it! I have just added you to our favorite blogs list. Your site is such an inspiration.

  6. trisha says:

    the show looks like it went well..i’m sorry you had a headache though..i’m getting nervous about the Boston show..and when i get stressed i usually get migranes..so i’m hoping that i can de-stress myself!

    and a big congratulations on the house! i know how much you wanted it!!