Well, we just finished our last show of the year with the Transylvania County Handcrafters' Guild.  We didn't go out with quite as big of a bang as we would have hoped, but still a decent finish to this year. Overall, this hasn't been too bad of an introductory year into the crafting world.  All together, we attended 7 shows, met a lot of friendly and helpful vendors, made some new friends and clientele and finally got our name out there in the crafting community.  We can only hope it gets better from here.  Hopefully, the economy will take a turn for the better and next year will be an even bigger year for us.  We want to thank everyone who came out throughout the year to support us at our shows.  We appreciate you guys more than you know.  We will continue to work on new and exciting things throughout the holidays and look forward to see what next year has in store for us!  Until then, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
The Hard Candy Christmas Show was great.  Surprisingly, the Friday after Thanksgiving - Black Friday - drew in a fairly large crowd.  Saturday slowed down quite a bit, but still a pretty good day for us.  We designed a whole new setup / layout for our booth at this show.  We were very happy with the way it turned out.  We even got several compliments on our display, some from crafters we had never met before, and some from crafters who had seen us at previous shows and were impressed with the improvement.  We also had several new items we introduced at this show.  Our Christmas Ornaments were a big hit, especially the 'Christmas Tree' Ornament which was our top seller of the weekend.  Aubrey made two 'IronWood' Trees to display the ornaments.  Also new were the Painted Daisy Card Holders, Copper End Tables, Maple Table & the 'Harvest Moon' Copper Picture.  Check out pictures of all the new items in our 2009 Photo Gallery.

Doris Hunter from Mountain Artisans did a great job organizing the Hard Candy Show.  We loved that the show was indoors, and the Ramsey Center at WCU was such a good location.  The setup inside was really nice; a large mat covered the gym floor and curtains separated the crafters.  We were in the middle of a center isle so we were happy with our spot.  We liked being able to leave our stuff set up at night and not have to worry about anything happening to it.  We went ahead and reserved our spot in next years SUMMERTIME Show the 4th of July weekend.

Now we are getting ready for our last show of the year with the Transylvania County Handcrafters' Guild.  Come and see us at the American Legion Building in downtown Brevard Friday Dec 4 & Saturday Dec 5 from 9 - 5 each day.  The Twighlight Tour will also be going on Saturday so there will be lots to do... and they are saying there is an 80% chance of snow so come inside and get warm!  Also, you can pick up some great Christmas presents for everyone on your shopping list.  Hope to see you there!