Monday, December 15, 2008


So, yesterday was the great big Crafty Wonderland sale at the Oregon Convention Center! I had to pull over and get a photo of the kiosk before I went inside to set up :)

Of course, as fate will have it, yesterday also held a great big nasty snowstorm and cold snap. Can we all say a great big snarky "Yay"?!? It was already fairly icy when I left my house in the morning, but I was still really exited and optimistic. My optimism was not unfounded--there were over 100 customers already lined up at the door when 11am rolled around and the fair began! I guess the draw of 180 awesome local crafty businesses was just too much to resist :)

It was nasty outside though, and Portlanders are unused to snow. Plus it became icy really fast, which is scary even for the most experienced winter driver. Still, many customers took the bus and the lightrail to see us and go shopping and I just want to say a great big THANK YOU!!! I am certain that my sales would have been much better had the weather been safer, but I am so incredibly grateful for those of you who risked your personal comfort and safety to come and see us. You are truly awesome. Thanks to you, I had a day that I am very happy with :)

For those of you who didn't make it, well, I don't blame you and I still love you anyway :) BUT I am doing one more sale this season next Saturday at PSU.... More details later this week.

FINALLY, for those of you who are too far away, I want to let you know that I have a SALE/CLEARANCE section in my shop! Some of my favorites are in there, but I won't be making them any more and/or I am making room for next year, so get them while you can. Also, all LeaKArts orders over $20 get FREE Priority Shipping (within the U.S.)!


Leah said...

I love my new painting. Its already hanging in my house!!!

LeaKarts said...

Aw, Yay! Thanks Leah!

Ms.Alisha said...

I so wish I could've been there! Too bad the weather sucked. My mom was telling me about it. She said it is colder there when it was in Baltimore when she visited! Ha, ha - go figure. Congrats on your sale!

Anonymous said...

Glad it went well! Can't say the same for our 'Homemade Christmas' idea - I wonder where we went wrong?