When I pulled up, the first thing I saw was the Etsy Dallas Art and Craft Fair Sign and then I knew I was in the right place.
There were people, like ants, moving their stuff into the house (Thanks Larry, for hosting us), the driveway and the garage. After checking in, I too became an ant and got all my stuff set up. "The ants go marching one by one, hoorah, hoorah!"
After my table was set up and the "ant-ness" wore off, I took a look around and was completely impressed with my fellow etsian's arts and crafts. Check out their shops;
We actually opened a bit early as the public was ready to come in. DJ ModChap spun a nice mix of hip groovy tunes until 2p without blasting the surrouding neighbors from their houses. Then there was lovely live acoustical provided by Garrett Heinrichs Band for the rest of the event. Grillman, Dylan Dowdy, kept our tummies and spirits happy. Thanks guys!
The make-and-take craft table was a hit. All day long customers were showing me their treasures created before beginning their shopping. We had some very creative shoppers -- they made everything from rings and bracelets to bookmarks. Our shoppers were a lovely cross section of those who make up the DFW metroplex and it was great to get to know them while they shopped.
The weather was the hottest day so far this year in Dallas, 91 degrees. Everyone was good about hydrating and apply sunscreen. Some of us, however, got a little bit silly (thanks, Tamara) from a bit too much sun - there was much giggling. There are rumors that this event may be repeated in the Fall -- so stay tuned for more details.
Thanks to everyone for their support, contribution, help, well wishes, time, efforts, etc. It is all greatly appreciated. A great time was had by all!