I survived my week in Orlando, barely. My class with Tim last Monday was a ton of fun as always and I came home with lots of new goodies. The class with Claudine was also fun as we tried different techniques with her line of products by Ranger. And then she was gracious enough to give me lots of paints and brushes so we could decorate bangles with them in the DIYBangles booth every day. A huge thank you to my friend Claudine!
We drove home Sunday...12 hours in the Mini Cooper, in the rain, with limited sight through the rearview mirror because the back was packed sky high with product (and dirty clothes). I washed 3 loads last night which emptied one suitcase. Good thing since I fly out tomorrow at oh-dark-thirty for Cincinnati. Yesterday I shipped 75 lb of bangles, beads and blocks for my Chunky ATC class and my Wearable Art class. My 2 sold out classes tomorrow begin at 3pm and my flight arrives at 8am so I'm packing all those supplies in my carry-on bag; taking no chances with lost luggage.
I wish I had time to tell you all the wonders of CHA but I've miles to go today before I sleep. (I went to bed last night at 1am and I leave for the airport tomorrow morning at 4:15am, which means I've gotta get my ducks in a row!) I can tell you we had an incredible show, decorating bangles all 3 days of the wholesale show. And then on Friday, the first day of the first ever CHA SuperCraft Consumer Show, we had 2 make & take tables set up and both of us worked straight through from 10am-6pm with no lunch, no bathroom break, just forging ahead for one very long day. My day actually began 1 hr and 15 minutes before that, so truly, I was beyond exhausted by 6:30 when I raced to the Ladies Room. On Saturday I was in my seat at 8am. The show began at 9am and we had 3 tables going with make & takes of bangles at two and one table with beads. Still no break for lunch but I did make a mad dash to the restroom at 3:15 while the ladies were painting. When the show closed at 5pm we spent 3 hours packing up the booth for shipping back to OR.
I may not have been swinging through the air on a flying trapeze while you've waited for this post, but I assure you it's how I felt all last week and how I still feel today. I'm setting 2 clocks for tomorrow morning. Wish me luck. And I'll check back in with you when I return next week.
Til then, happy stamping!