Despite our best efforts in the area of planning, we didn't eat dinner until after 7 last night. We took a small break. Finished installing the hardware for our DIY leash holders and dog themed wall decor. We called it quits around 9 p.m. when we were officially done preparing for the Annual Spring Festival and Craft Show.
A. Big. Long. Exhale.
Between the Bodacious Patchwork Doggy Quilts, handcrafted leash holders, wall decor, doggy toy boxes, bandannas, and bone shaped decorative pillows, it took us 3 weeks to make all of it. There were many hours spent at the kitchen table sewing and painting. And, we spent about 12 hours baking biscuits for this event.
The long hours were worth it. Our display looked incredible and we were extremely proud of all the DIY Dog Mom Projects we made to fill our tables.
We had a great time at the event. It was our first event in the town we live in. It was also our first non-pet event. We were going through doggy withdrawals after the first couple of hours, but thankfully a few people brought their pups with 'em. They stopped at our table to say hi and we treated them to some complimentary biscuit love.
Right around 12:30, Lisa left to check on our fur-kids, restock our display at the veterinarian hospital in Plainfield. While there, Lobo go his nails trimmed. Instead of dropping him off at home, Lisa brought him back to the event.
All in all, it was a great afternoon. There wasn't much traffic at the event. Quite a few people glanced over our items, or simply walked by, and mentioned they had no use for anything because they didn't have a dog or they weren't dog people. However, we met a lot of great people and purchased a few treasures from talented local artisans. We even had some dog parents come up to us and ask if we were the ones who had the display at the Plainfield Veterinary Hospital. They were so excited to meet us.
That made our day.
And...we had a very special young lady with us who helped us set up, run our table, and take everything down. Thank you SO much, Alex. We couldn't have done it without you.