I hope all of my US readers had wonderful Thanksgivings, and all of my international readers had wonderful weekends! :) I spent my Thanksgiving with my Dad, Aunt Kathy, Uncle Ray, Stan, and Jill!
Friday, I vended at the Brazen Betties Indie Craft Fair in Torrington and it was a blast! I made a good amount of sales, and lots of people stopped to chat with me about why it’s so important to buy from independent, local, small businesses, so I was happy to see that many others are doing their own versions of a Conscientious Christmas Challenge.
I didn’t have Jill with me for this craft fair, so you’ll have to excuse the slightly grainy iPhone photos. Not everyone can be a stellar photographer ;) This fair was a lot smaller than the Manchester Art Association fair, so I got to travel a bit, see other booths, and make new friends!
This is Ali Smith and she is just an all-around cool person. She’s a graphic designer, she makes jewelry, she lives about 5 minutes from me, and she plays roller derby. We are definitely going to be hanging out soon. Check out her Etsy shop, Birds and Beads.
I also bought this sweet mug from Matt Guerette, who was selling handmade pottery. I’m actually drinking green tea out of it now. :)
How did you spend Black Friday and Small Business Saturday? Did you do some independent shopping?