|Tent setup - bears front and center|
We got to the Porch, a new outdoor gathering area outside Philadelphia's 30th Street Station, around 9:30 a.m. I was a little nervous about setup as we hadn't test driven my new tent - not having a 10x10 space in which to do it, unless I emptied the dining room.
The tent turned out to be ridiculously easy, and the rest of the setup went smoothly as well. I was sharing the tent with my friend, Charlene, who makes wonderful one-of-a-kind jewelry sold here.
I thought we would make a pretty good team as we don't make anything that competes with each other, but all our pieces are handmade, recycled and very colorful. It must have been a good theory, because our tent had steady traffic all day between one or both of us, to the point that other vendors stopped by to see what we were selling!
|Me and Charlene|
Three teddy bears, two embroidered pillow covers, a few pieces from the discount bin (discontinued patterns from last year), a few potholders and two baby dresses (with an order for a third).
Five hours in the sun, one slight sunburn (I'm looking a little rosy in the photo, and that wasn't the end of the day) and a decent take, along with the inspiration to come home and make more.
Just not yet. I woke up today feeling like my tent fell on me, and my sunburn hurts.