My whirlwind trip out to LA for Felt Club is over, but I have to say I had such a good time and it doesn’t even feel like I was there for 27 hours (which is how short my stay was) I arrived Saturday evening at Jenny’s house around 6pm. We worked on posters for the show, had a late night Kinkos run for maps, and ended the night with milkshakes and crafts on her living room floor watching Gilmore Girls, who could ask for anything better? Beats a hotel any day!
The next day was Sunday/Felt Club. I followed Jenny and Johnny to the venue (which was awesome by the way) and the show got going at 11. There was a huge line around the block which I heard someone say started at 9am. I think people were excited about the swag bags (which they should have been because I helped carry those and they were HEAVY!) The swag bags had books, craft books inside, a lace knitting kit, and I can only imagine what other goodies! Pretty amazing stuff and had me wishing I was in line to get one.
The day was filled with good things and great kind people. From the three gals who were going out and offered to pick me up breakfast + coffee before the show started, to Jesseee and her husband who had the booth next to me and were kind enough to man my booth whenever I wanted to shop, or go watch Leslie Hall preform. Leslie was awesome by the way. I got to chat with her briefly before she was all sparkly and I almost wasn’t sure if it was her except she was sitting at her booth. She was so sweet and has the best sense of humor. I have always had a place in my heart for pretty girls who don’t mind looking kooky for a good laugh.
I have to say another huge highlight of the night was having DJ Lance Rock come over to my booth. I had started taking down the trees and packing away things I didn’t need since I had to leave a little early. Again he was kind and sweet and didn’t even seem to mind me being a geek and telling him how awesome he was. He bought the two deer girls because he didn’t want to separate them and I couldn’t think of a better home for them! After he let me take his picture, he came back a little while later and gave me that postcard. Isn’t he so awesome? I mean obviously I was a crazy fan, yet he still came back…aww made me just love him even more. My kids were totally impressed and we are of course framing the card.
Such an amazing show, such a good trip. I bought so much stuff, I’ll have to make another post with those goodies. I drove around by myself and didn’t get lost or panicky once. I made my flight there and back home with no problems. Actually on the flight there I even had a whole row to myself! I wasn’t so lucky for the return flight, it was packed. The return flight was under 5 hours and even though we left at ten pm Sunday night I arrived back on the east coast around 6am (time loss and all). I slept fitfully the flight home and crashed when I got home. I had a nice nap while Tom was still here, but I still feel a little jet lagged. It will just be an early night tonight and then hopefully I will be back to east coast time. Oh and as always there will be more photos over on Flickr too.