Thursday, April 18, 2013

O is for...



O is for OMG!!! I 'tried' to do a craft show today but the wind was blowing 12 to 20 miles an hour with gusts up to 35. My tent kept blowing across the parking lot until I got the weights attached but the wind was determined to show me who was boss. I tried setting up my displays but a strong gust would hit and blow everything over. I had to fish my dolls out of the bushes twice and when it happened the third time I declared the wind the undefeated champion and gave up. My poor dolls were in a piles all over my tables and it looked like a war zone. The other vendors were struggling too. Even the vendors who had heavier crafts and merchandise had their tables blown over and some had breakage. Anyway, I apologized to the event coordinator and packed my tent and left. She had asked if I could just lay the dolls flat on the table, which looked terrible but just as she was making that suggestion, two of my dolls got caught in a gust of wind and blew into the booth next door. I told her that I couldn't sell anything that wouldn't stay on the tables. I packed up my girls and went home. OMG what a day.

O is also for more of my dolls, ONDINE and OLIVIA and yes, all of my dolls are hand made by me.
Good night all.



11 comments:

  1. Aww, that's a shame. Wind and tents don't do well together.

    Lee
    An A to Z Co-Host
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  2. May I recommend that you disable Comment Moderation. You might get more comments that way.

    Lee
    An A to Z Co-Host
    Tossing It Out

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  3. Did you see the Irish film, Ondine, about the mermaid? It was beautiful, just like your doll :)

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    1. Hi Joanne,

      No I didn't get to see the film, it never aired in my area but I saw the trailer online. I might look for the film again if I can find it. I did see the play many years ago and I had some of my dolls in a mermaid exhibit in Charleston, SC last summer and learned to love mermaids. There is a very strong mermaid culture and following in South Carolina. There are so many little islands there and so many legends and folk tales began there. Thank you for the follow.

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  4. Beautiful dolls--too bad for the wind. Yay for making it to 50 followers--I was #51 : )
    Kids Math Teacher

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  5. I'm happy to discover your blog through the A to Z Challenge and I look forward to reading more!

    -Cristyl @ www.mychillthoughts.com

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  6. Your dolls are beautiful. I remember windy craft show days - they were frustrating.
    Congrats on 56 followers.

    Maybe after the A-Z you can post your dolls in some of my Spark My Creativity challenges.
    Margot at A Devotional Mosaic and Spark My Creativity

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    1. Hi Margot,

      Thank you, I would love to look into your Spark My Creativity challenges.

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