Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Sketchy in places

My brain is still a little fried from the exhausting crazy pace of the Quilt and Craft show.
I was lucky to share the space with some great neighbours, Melly and Me, Sew well Maide, Amy Kallissa and the Crafty Squirrel.
My favourite booth by far was the Maze and Vale booth. I am lucky enough to be sewjourn friends with the lovely Leslie, and more than a bit envious of her great design talent. We were all located together in a little section especially for first-time exhibitors, and it was great to have friends around to stage a lunch intervention when things got hairy.
I know this is a pretty average round up of such a HUGE event . Loads of people came and say Hi and I apologise if it was all a bit too frenzied for a chat. It was in fact one extremely long set-up day folowed by four days of aching feet, too much sugar and swarms of people. I talked a blue streak and learnt a few things along the way.
( I also screamed blue murder when the toilet paper dispenser fell off the wall into my lap, freaking out not only myself but everyone within earshot)

I won a plaque for "best small exhibit" from some dude who congratulated me, posed for a photo and walked off without ever introducing himself. (I call him plaque man).

29 comments:

  1. Congrats on your well deserved win! Put your feet up and bask in plaque man's praise.

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  2. Jodie - you are so cool .... looked fabulous ... hence plaque man handing you a groovy plaque ... well done you! Yay ....

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  3. can't believe he never introduced himself, hilarious!!
    as are you!
    lovely to have a wee catch up :D
    xo

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  4. Awesome stall - well deserved win - and your dunny frolics made my day ! Hope you're having a great time on the wee island (that 's wee as in small, you rude woman)

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  5. Plaque Man was probably too overawed by your abundant talent. and the screaming, he wasn't sure if you'd smile nicely for the camera when the plaque landed in your lap or scream blue murder.

    given how wired and tired you were, I think screaming on the loo is a perfectly sensible reaction to be attacked by a toilet roll dispenser

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  6. And so very stylish in his orange polar fleece I am very busy and important outfit! Your booth was the best and in our favourite bit of the entire fair. My daughter bought Maze and Vale fabric to make a dress for her little girl and I loved Crafty Squirrel's Vintage Sheet fabrics.

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  7. Hello from the other side of the world! Your booth is amazing. The gentleman probably was convinced of his importance and assumed everyone knew who he was by sight. Either that or he was exhausted after his efforts to get this show rolling and realized in his dreams (nightmares) that he had totally made a mess of things and forgotten to introduce himself to anyone.

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  8. Congratulations Jodie, and thank you for the hug xx

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  9. Your booth looks absolutely fabulous!

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  10. Not surprised you won a prize, yay, and not surprised you screamed bloody murder at being attacked by a big chunk of equipment, either. Who wouldn't? And I think your mystery man's name is Red, or perhaps, Bob. It's a little hard to read in the photo, even blown up. ;) I'm sure he was crushing on you and all your pretties!

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  11. Do we have evidence Plaque Man was actually linked to the organisation of the event or was he jyst some random dude going around handing out plaques bc that is his superpower?

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  12. Well Plaque man had good taste, because I think your stall looked amazing!

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  13. Great photo of you and plaque man! Fabulous looking stall!

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  14. I'd have given you a prize too, your stall looks fabulous! I hope you get chance to put your poor, tired feet up a bit now you're home.

    xx

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  15. p.s. pls to be putting the gorgeous turquoise desk in the mail to me....I'll be waiting by my mailbox, kthxbai xx

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  16. well done girlfriend........huge effort but I know you would have loved all that chatting..............

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  17. Congratulations on your win, Jodie.

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  18. Your stand looked fantastic and congratulations on the win. Small word Sew Well Maide is a good friend of mine and we have managed to get back in contact through blogs!

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  19. I wonder if Plaque Man is on The Google?!! Congrats Jodi, well deserved! xo

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  20. Lovely to see what your stand looked like - fantastic! I walked past a couple of times, and there were so many people there that I never saw that beautiful desk. I saw the top of your head once!

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  21. Wow that's awesome Jods,what an awesome first time experience.xx

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  22. Looking forward to a felt PLAQUE MAN, complete with little vest and ID tag!
    He can eternally present awards to all of your little creatures.

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  23. Look at you all fancy with a prize! Obviously you'd win though.

    Nice bun btw.

    Talked a blue streak? Is this like 'hind leg off a donkey?'

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  24. Your booth looked amazing. My sister and I stopped at your booth for a closer look at some of your gorgeous wares but it was too crazy busy to get close enough for a good look. We settled for a business card and found you on here instead. I'm glad to have found you. Congratulations on your debut and your win.

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  25. Sounds like it was an amazing frenzy of a week! PlaqueMan's name is Rod. Nice guy. But I will call him PlaqueMan next time I see him.

    Xx

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  26. It sounds like a lot of fun!

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  27. A much deserved win and gives you bragging rights on your visit to the Apple Isle.
    I hope you get an opportunity to get a bit of a rest before you return to normal programming. :)

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Hellloooooo !!!!