Friday, May 25, 2007

home again

i've been away for the last week attending the national stationery show in new york. i wrote a post in the airport on the way there to mention my departure, but then the internet in our hotel didn't really work, so i didn't have a chance to post it until the day before i left....which is kinda silly.

so here i am. back home again.

it's was a good trip, but extremely exhausting. i don't think i'd want to do the show any more pregnant than i already am. set-up day was torture. by the time i got to the hotel i could hardly roll over in bed because my hips ached so bad. not fun. the rest of the show was much easier. i tried to sit as much as possible to save my feet and it worked pretty well.

the show itself was, i think, busier than last year. there seemed to be much more traffic than usual. i'd say we did just as good as last year, maybe a tad bit better. we also have a contact with a certain huge children's hosiptal. they want us to do some custom work for them which could easily add up to 5 digits!!! it would certainly make this trip worth while. i need to get some numbers together for them and then we'll go from there. it sounds very, very promising.

i also got some photos of my booth this year.....unlike last year where i forgot to take a final photo after it was done!


this is what your booth looks like when you first get to the show. blank canvas!



here's our final booth after about 8 hours of work.





and some side views.

now i need to go lock myself in my office for the next month or so to get started on all these orders!!

4 comments:

Il grande chef said...

Your blog is very interesting!
Please send me the photos of your dishes and mugs.
I will publish all them on my blog

My email: dishandmug@gmail.com

gilley said...

It was great to see you and visit for a moment at the show!

sally said...

Glad to hear the show went well! Your booth looked great! Have a wonderful weekend.

ANNA BELLA STATIONERY said...

Your booth looks wonderful!! So glad you had a great show :-)

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