The other day I mentioned a small part of our weekend, which was the much-anticipated viewing of the documentary, Handmade Nation. Loved it! I've known Faythe for years (incredibly it's been since '04), and it's wonderful to see the result of her hard work. And surprisingly Happy Owl Glass (moi) didn't make the cutting room floor! You can see me make some badges in the beginning of the film, intercut with other interviews. Boy I was young then! Afterward Faythe had a q&a, here she is in all her q&a glory:
Faythe and I before the screening:
The always-fun gals from Art Star before the screening, who were there peddling the Handmade Nation book and supporting the film:
Thanks to Art Star and the BMAC show for hosting and helping out. It was great to see the turnout, Faythe said there were over 200 that showed up!
Over the course of the weekend, we also met a few people who we're happy to call new friends. Beth and Greg, of Freshie and Zero, have the sense of humor similar to our oldest friends, so we hit it off quickly. Also met the nice gals (and a fella) over at the New York Etsy Street Team. And we saw some familiar faces, like Elijah over at Figs & Ginger and Kelly of Biggs and Featherbelle.
All in all it was a great show. We acquired lots of new retailers (always a good goal) and took a few re-orders. We're relatively new to the wholesale show "scene", but we're getting the hang of it!