Friday, August 22, 2008

Seattle Gift Show

In case you were wondering whether I dropped off the face of the earth, not to worry: I was busy preparing and exhibiting at the Seattle Gift Show!

Although I'm by nature quite a shy person (really!), I'm always surprised by how much I enjoy meeting people at these trade shows. I'm starting to feel like a regular, catching up with past booth buddies and making friends with new ones.

I had every intention of showing you pictures of my booth, especially since I shared a space with Goosey Press so my booth looked a bit different this time, but for some reason my camera deleted all the photos! Instead, I thought I'd show you one of my favorite baby lines, Bunnies by the Bay, as well as three fellow Portland artists.

Bunnies by the Bay always has an amazing booth and draws lots of ooh's and aah's as the crowd walks past. Their line is so cute - and soft! I know you can't tell from the photos, but trust me, your wee one would love to be swaddled in Bunnies by the Bay. I think they should release a grown-up line!

Across the corner from me was Carina with Crow & Canary, who reps some fabulous and unique stationery lines. Sharing part of her booth was Portland artist Marty with Letterary Press.

Naturally, I'm a sucker for anything letterpress and Marty's line was no exception. I especially love her somewhat wacky sense of humor that comes across in her cards – check out this birthday card on the left - too funny!

I also met Portland jeweler Laura with Laura James Designs, who made her trade show debut at the Seattle Gift Show. Her fused glass pieces are ultra-hip and modern – her black-and-white pieces totally caught my eye! As did Laura herself, who was a hoot to talk to and who matched her funky design sense with an ├╝ber-stylish coiffure, courtesy of Susan at Rock Paper Scissors (who also does my hair so I can recommend her without hesitation!).

And finally, it was fun to see Erin again with Bath Gal. Her booth looked just as cute as ever and I love her displays that look like gift baskets – fuzzy pink boxes filled to the brim with yummy lotions and potions.


DivaDeb said...

...and I was so freakin' busy with the exhibitor display in the lobby and then my seminar that I didn't get to come visit with ANY of you fab girls! Whaaaaaaa!!!!

Alex said...

Oh, I should have thought of that and come find you! I did see the display in the front, very cool!