Friday afternoon, Mike, Beatrix, and I drove down to Hebron, CT for the opening weekend of the Connecticut Renaissance Faire. It wasn’t exactly an auspicious beginning — we were driving through torrential downpours, got soaked unloading stock into the tent, and saw dire flood warnings for the entire state on that evening’s news.
Saturday morning dawned rather gray and drizzly, and already warm. Gray and drizzly, though, I can live with — it was already an improvement from Friday’s weather!
Everything was damp, but even in this early morning picture, you can see the sun trying really hard to break through that cloud cover. I went through the usual stress of a first morning — trying to figure out where everything would be displayed, finding everything that was missing a price tag and tagging it, suddenly realizing that the gate was about to open and I wasn’t dressed yet…..
But all of that was okay, because in the end, the sun DID come out! Hooray!
And the weekend only kept getting better. The site was lovely and crowded (even if us veterans did spend half our time trying to get used to the new layout). Saturday was Time Travelers’ Invasion, so I took advantage of the opportunity to wear some of my more steampunk clothing that I normally don’t get to pull out — Clementine skirt and mini top hat fun was had.
The Storied Threads tent is in a lovely location — right on the corner of one of the road loops, near stages and gaming and many wonderful things, which means we had quite a lot of foot traffic going by.
I sold quite a lot of patches over the weekend, which surprised me a little — they’ve never sold so well at a show before! I suspect that my new display system of sticking them to my poles helped — they were a lot more noticable than they ever were on my table. And, perhaps not surprisingly, I sold more Doctor Who patches than anything else — in fact, I only have one of those left, so I guess I know what I’ll be working on this week! (You can just see Kaylee’s “Fezzes are Cool” patch on my table in the picture up above.)
This coming weekend should be EVEN BETTER than last — the long range weather forecast shows as nice and cool and partly cloudy, which is my personal favorite kind of faire weather. So come on down, check out the faire, and stop in the Storied Threads tent to say hi!