I had an amazing time at the Twin Tiers Mini Maker Faire this past weekend. I met so many kids and adults who were excited by the idea of upcycling and were enthralled that they could made a drawstring treasure bag so quickly and simply.
My oldest son was a great help in keeping things moving along, especially since people often descended on our booth in groups. We tried to make a daily life connection to what we were doing by pointing out that if you know how to thread a drawstring, you also know how to put the string back into your sweatpants, shorts, pajama pants and hoodies. This was an amazing a-ha moment for so many kids, and more than a few adults.
When the day was over, we had helped people make 100 Upcycled Drawstring Treasure Bags, we had gathered a few emails for a monthly newsletter that I’m planning to launch in May and had given out a whole lot of business cards with coupon codes on the back. I took notes about what I forgot to do/bring and what went well. So much learning in these events.
In other news, I finally set up a signature line with a link to my Etsy shop. Not sure about the double last name in the email address but that’s not the one I use for business so I’m not worried. I’ll be adding in Facebook and Instagram links soon. I can only handle one technological challenge per day.
So much more to share, including why I took a trip to Aurora, NY at 7:45am this morning but I’m short on time. I’ll leave you with this picture to ponder.