We’re back home now and I’m finally getting the opportunity to look through the pictures I took at Stitches West. For now I’m just sharing the pictures from our booth. (Believe it or not, we fit all of that in our small Subaru!) I figured out a new way to display our shawl pins, which I was excited about. I covered a bulletin board with burlap fabric and then used strips of burlap hanging down to attach the shawl pins to. It worked really well and has been the best method we’ve used so far. Jeff was excited about the display he created for the shawl pins sticks and hair sticks. He made it so that it would turn and we were able to display quite a few at one time (and in a small amount of space) that way.
My mom let me borrow the shawl I knit for her, so I could hang it in our booth to show one of our black walnut shawl pins on an actual shawl. I wanted to have more sample knits hanging up, to show our buttons on different projects, but I was too busy tying buttons on cards right up until the last minute to finish the projects I was working on (or to organize older projects and bring them along.) Bracken’s favorite thing about our booth was the strand of twinkly lights we hung up, which he insisted really “made” the whole booth. I agreed.
Buttons! We had so many buttons. I had a lot of favorites, but I especially loved the tiny honeybee buttons that Jeff made for the show. (We charged more for them because they were a challenge for him to make in that size without sanding his fingers.) I thought they were so cute. I adore the mixed sets too. I love putting them together and I love tying them on cards. The convention center was so huge, we had one gal tell us that she searched for our booth for a whole day and couldn’t find us! (Luckily, she found us the next day.) I only saw a small portion of the booths that were at the show, but I’ll share a few pictures from my wanderings in the next post.
P.S. Our online shop is open again!