Sunday, September 25, 2011

Up next... Double Show Weekend

We had a lot of fun at the show in Sacramento.  (as usual!)  They attract a lot of customers.  I guess it's the one of the only show they have up there.  The weather was 98 degrees on Friday, but dropped to the high 80's on show day.  That was great except for the tornado, (well, high winds) that hit the area when we were trying to pack up.  The lids of our boxes were flying all over the parking lot.  We usually don't drive home after the show, but we did this year... that's one long drive home!

This weekend, we have the Eden Craft Show in San Leandro on Saturday and the Kokoro Craft Show in Los Angeles on Sunday.  Looks like another long drive home on Saturday night for me.  We're also bringing Cam to San Leandro, which should be a lot of fun.  (He loves running around the craft show and saying 'Hi' to all the vendors.)

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Up next... Jan Ken Po in Sacramento/Elk Grove

We had a lot of fun (especially Cameron) in Clovis, this past Saturday.  I hope we did well at the show.  (We don't count our inventory anymore to estimate how we did.)  Cam enjoyed seeing all his craft show Aunties and Uncles at the show.  (He hadn't seen them in a few months.)  He also got to play with his brand new Leap Pad.  (It's like a mini iPad. It just came out and they are going to start marketing it soon for Christmas.) It might be the hot toy for this Holiday season!  (Maybe we should sell those at the show!)

Sacramento, well Elk Grove to be exact, is up next this Saturday.  Too bad we can't set up the night before as it makes for a long day.  (For us especially, as we take a long time to set up.)  The Jan Ken Po Gakko show is always crowded and now they serve food!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

One down, 19 to go...

We had a good show at Midori Kai in Mountain View last weekend.  Hopefully, this weekend will be the same.  We will be road tripping with Cam up to Clovis for Saturday's UJCC Craft Show.  Check out our craft show listings page,, for more details.  Our best sellers were the new ornaments, last year's ornaments, big journals, and more big journals.  Here are some pics of our newer foodie designs.  (We sold out of all these designs in a hour!)

We made more and will bringing them to Clovis this weekend!  I don't suppose the weather will be lower than 90 this weekend?  (Yahoo Weather does show the high as being 87 on Friday and Saturday!  Fingers crossed!)

Monday, September 5, 2011

Show Season is here... 1/2 Marathon is over!

This Saturday, we will be kicking off the 2011 Winter Season at Midori Kai in Mountain View.  We will be debuting our new ornaments featuring kids, animals, and food designs.  (We now need to figure out how to display them.)

We finished the Disneyland 1/2 Marathon again this year.  (for the 6th straight year.)  I guess training once a week worked out okay.  (Maybe next year I can train every other week... probably not a wise move.)  I couldn't believe how long the lines were to take pictures along the route with the Disney characters.  (Phineas & Ferb and Darth Vader had the longest line of runners pulling off the route.)