Well I decided to take a break from the non stop work I have been doing to prepare for my first festival tomorrow at 6 am. I know I won't sleep and I hate the feeling of not being ready enough. We usually at least do one what we call "dress rehearsal" where we do a practice set up of the booth but we didn't get a chance... so I am nervous. For the past 3 days I have been setting up my side of the booth in my living room which has helped.
I have all new items from last year so everything had to be priced and signs made as well as displays. However it feels like the set up is a lot better from last year and I have a lot more items. My older sisters boyfriend made me a really nice 3 tier shelf which holds a lot of my stuff and boy does it help.
I just had soo much more I wanted to make and do but I guess that will have to wait. This year I will be putting out the terrariums for the first time so I have to be sure to get all the packaging and instructions together. It is definitely a lot of work and I hope it will be worth it and I can make some cash.
It seems like I have moved backwards about 500 steps when I just want to move forward. So here is a short rant of why I feel like my life is moving backwards. I have no car, I have no money, I have no real job, and my 2nd new printer broke plus I lost my favorite honey comb ring at the cabin last weekend. I just hope that this festival will not round out the bad but instead make things a little better.
On the good note... in attempts to make myself feel better I will count my blessings. My puppy has made me and Justin soo happy we are constantly smiling and loving him. He wakes me up early when I would normally sleep in and feel horrible. I have a lot of really nice items for the festival! I have tried to make these items more unique and well made from last year. I think I have achieved that. I have had plenty of sleep so if I stay up all night I think I will be okay. I still have an apartment where I can come sleep and eat with food in the fridge. My little old laptop is still kicking even if I have 100 windows up at one time. I have a lovely sister who is going to encourage and help me in the morning.
Don't get me wrong I am super excited about this festival. It is the mountain mushroom festival in Irvine, KY. I have never been to this one so it will be interesting to see how it turns out. I really should be thankful that I am able to do a festival and that I enjoy it as much as I do. I will also be painting sweet little faces tomorrow so it should be fun!
So take this as a little diary entry for my thoughts to get them out because I am sitting here in the quiet feeling like if I don't get it out to someone I am going to lose it!
I will take plenty of pictures and as soon as it slows down I should be able to post so look forward to my Pictures!! :)
All the pictures are from festivals last year!! :) Just some memories.