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Adversities Make the Craft Show Life Fun

Over the years, my wife and I have always enjoyed attending craft shows. There are people who would say that this luck is attributed to the fact that we started early; we were really selling my wife's handcrafted baskets like hotcakes. But then, I don't think that's the reason we stuck with it.

Our luck could only be so much after some time, you see. We did have a thing going on because of my wife's natural talent for crafts, yes, but I'm not one to brag but I think I picked up on a thing or two, myself. With her natural talent and my consistent perusal of books on the topic, and the hours that we've spent making more, we had a decent supply. But that's not the problem.

Inevitably, you will come across a situation wherein you will disagree with your partner. It is hard enough when it's just some trivial things like arranging the booth, (I could never put the baskets in places where she wanted them to be) but when serious thing like the money involved were the topic, things could have gotten really strained. I remember having some pretty heated fights with her about this.

It wasn't the best idea for fun, as well, going to various craft shows all around the country, if you would ask our son. When we were just starting out, we had no choice but to have him along for the trip. And while he did get along fine with the patrons and the vendors, I really doubt his future wife would be able to drag him to another craft show when the time comes.

So no, it wasn't the luck that kept us going to craft shows. Thinking back to those days, what glued us to the concept of craft shows was the idea of spending more time together. Whether it's the excitement of seeing how much profit we made, trivial trivial and serious arguments about things, we got something through craft shows that many couples only dream about. We got to spend a lot of time together.

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