|Some of the albums I had for sale at the Iwakuni Holiday Craft Fair|
I had created albums for weeks in preparation for the show. I had also taken on some marketing and advertising responsibilities for the show about 10 days before the event. I had a lot of eggs in this basket and the last thing I needed to do was trip and fall...
But everything went wonderfully. The Iwakuni community seems to like my work and I sold about half my inventory, which, in reality, was a lot. The Japanese-inspired albums, as you may have guessed, were very popular with the Americans on base, but the Japanese nationals who shopped loved the holiday books. It was nice to know I had a little something for everyone.
|Some of the Japanese-inspired albums I had available.|
You can learn more about my Iwakuni crafting by visiting my web site: Tenaciously Remembered. Hopefully this is just the beginning of this little venture. I've already gotten some special orders... one of my favorite being this baby book for a baby girl named London. It's girly, yet travel-inspired, as was requested by the customer (my friend, Rachel). The photos don't really do it justice. For those of you who like to keep track of stuff like this, it's mostly created from Basic Grey's Sugared line that came out years ago. I'm finally starting to whittle away at my stash! :)