Crafty Bastards front, it went swimmingly! Our booth was a mad house, due in large part to the lovely ladies of Coralilie with whom I shared my booth. Our tent looked like it had been sacked by the Huns by about 1 pm. It was a very affirming First Craft Show experience. I followed all of the advice I could dig up regarding clearly marked items, varying display heights, a neat and tidy presentation, and I really felt good about how things looked. One of the things that I read pre-show said that seeing your customers respond to your work first-hand is one of the most valuable outcomes of a big show, and I have to agree. It was fascinating to hear people talking with their friends as they handled the merchandise. Particularly intriguing to me was the response that men seemed to have to my offerings; one dad even asked me to make him an adult-sized t-shirt with a rocket ship on it since he did not think he could wedge into the 2T I had for sale. That left me wondering whether men have been left out in the cold a bit on the handmade front. Maybe not every man interested in handmade wants to be ironic or punkrock. Food for thought, anyway.