On June 26, 2014 we had a booth at the Lemonade Art Fair in St. Cloud, MN. St. Cloud is where Danielle and I both grew up and we had attended this fair a million times. We were VERY overwhelmed with the idea of participating in this but we did it! I arrived in MN five days before the fair and had an army of AMAZING friends who helped me craft away!
After crafting on little sleep and for a million hours a day there were a few oopsies... Nothing a seam ripper can't fix!
We made SOOOOO many tote bags that week!
This was our first outdoor fair so we were nervous about that. We were armed with our tent and had a little hiccup at set up. They measured our site incorrectly so we had to be moved off to the end. I guess worse things could happen but we lost our shade spot in the middle of the action.
So many dinos!
I was pretty pumped about my DIY project with $2 frames from the ReStore!
We introduced our pet slide on bandannas! They go right over the collar so your pet cannot lose them!
We finished over fifty wristlets that week!
How does one even choose their tote bag out of so many awesome ones?!?!
The show was supposed to go until 8:30 but the rain rolled in at about 6:00 pm. Luckily it down poured and then gave us a little break before the next down pour to pack up and get out. I would say it was a successful first outdoor fair!!!
Oh yeah... we raised $350 for orphans that day! So glad the hard work paid off!
Here is where we donated it :)
$100 to the Jenks family who currently have their two new daughters home on visitor visas and must
complete the adoption by October.
$50 to the Preciado family adopting Haillie!
$50 to the Aschoff family adopting Leo!
$100 to sweet AnnaMarie who is still waiting for her family to find her! She ages out in December!!!
$50 to the Novit family adopting Gage and Millie!
In case you were wondering... since we opened last August we have raised $1905!!! :)
As always, be blessed! <3