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    First, I apologize for not being more active lately. I was suddenly swamped with custom orders (only 2 more to go, yay ) and was preparing for my largest craft fair of the year.
    The fair was held on Sunday the 17th. Attendance was a wee-bit down, only about 30,000 people, hehehe. There were 175 crafters present, sales were brisk to put it mildly. I sold out of dragons, piano kittens, horse welcome signs, several different types of ornaments as well as selling quite a few clocks and onesies and twosies of lots of different portraits. The highlight of the day though was that in a fair this size was that my booth took second place in the crafts category. Wolves, horses and big cats continue to go over quite well around here.
    Kinda made the past few sleepless weeks worthwhile.
    Kevin
    Scrollsaw Patterns Online
    Making holes in wood with an EX-30, Craftsman 16" VS, Dremel 1680 and 1671

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    Kevin - that is fantastic!! Congratulations!

    Theresa
    Theresa

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    • #3
      Only 30k people, what a drag.
      If we get a couple of hundred at our church fair I am happy.

      Glad to hear that you did well. It must be very satisfying to have your work appreciated.
      How or who determines the boothe awards. I like that idea.
      Rolf
      RBI G4 26 Hawk, EX 16 with Pegas clamps, Nova 1624 DVR XP
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      And the Long Island Scrollsaw Association

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      • #4
        Way to go Kevin. That has got to be incredibly satisfying, not to mention financially rewarding. I don't think 30K people come thru this town in a whole year.

        By the way Kevin, where is this craft show held?
        Last edited by Minnesota scroller; 09-19-2006, 07:39 AM.
        Mike

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        • #5
          Way to go Kevin!

          Maybe there is something to be said about this madness of scrolling after all.
          CAЯL HIRD-RUTTEЯ
          "proud member of the best scroll sawing forum on the net."
          Ryobi SC180VS scroll saw EX21

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          • #6
            Way to Go Kevin !! Now get back to work --
            Love ya
            Sharon

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            • #7
              Way to go Kevin

              Woohoo!!!

              Sales and a ribon?

              Hope you took some pics to show us.


              WOW!
              I'm really happy for you, and you are entitled to toot your horn without a doubt.


              Congrats to you my friend.

              What's a piano kitten?

              And, Arrrrumph (clearing my throat), Horse welcome signs...
              How long have you been making those?

              (Just kidding)


              Here's to your success

              Regards,
              Marcel
              http://marleb.com
              DW788. -Have fun in the shop or it isn't a hobby anymore.

              NOTE: No trees were killed in the sending of this message, but a large number of electrons were terribly inconvenienced.

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              • #8
                Nice going, Kevin!
                Sounds like you didn't have any time to get bored!
                And I'm with Marcel - what's a piano kitten?
                Sandy

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                • #9
                  EXCELLENT NEWS KEVIN!!!! Congrats on a job well done.

                  BTW, just think how much stuff you could have offered if you used spirals? (inside joke folks, sorry).....
                  ‎"Orphans are easier to ignore before you know their names. They're easier to ignore before you see their faces. It's easier to pretend they're not real before you hold them in your arms. But once you do, everything changes."

                  D. Platt

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                  • #10
                    Thanks folks. Marcel, I brought my camera, but never had a chance to take any pics .
                    Now, as to the question....
                    Rolf, it's a jury of about 10 folks (the same as the folks who jury the fair I think) that vote on the booths and award the prizes. Many of the larger fairs give awards for booths and such, I've never been awarded with a prize before however.
                    Minnesota, the best part about this fair is that it's held less than a mile from my house in Seymour, CT.
                    Marcel, it seems I've been making those Horse Welcome signs for a long time, I forgot how recently I started, hehehe. These were to test the waters, I'll be designing a whole series of them now based on the reaction to them.
                    Barry, if I had gone to the dark side and used spirals, I would've had a lot less!!!!
                    Finally, I thought I had posted the piano kitty here (guess my brain's somewhat scrambled). It was another of my friend Gloria's designs.
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                    Kevin
                    Scrollsaw Patterns Online
                    Making holes in wood with an EX-30, Craftsman 16" VS, Dremel 1680 and 1671

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                    • #11
                      Those are the kinds of kittens I like

                      Stiff & lifeless.


                      But I'm sure everyone looking at it finds it adorable


                      Actually, to be honest, I do to.

                      (And there's no stinkin' litter box to clean)


                      Kevin, do you know if the pattern is still available in the MSN site?

                      Regards,
                      Marcel
                      http://marleb.com
                      DW788. -Have fun in the shop or it isn't a hobby anymore.

                      NOTE: No trees were killed in the sending of this message, but a large number of electrons were terribly inconvenienced.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Marcel in Longueuil
                        Kevin, do you know if the pattern is still available in the MSN site?

                        Regards,
                        Marcel
                        Marcel,
                        I checked the pattern vault, this one's not there. Gloria will often times share a pattern with the members for a day or 2 that's slated for the Wooden Teddy Bear Catalogue.
                        I shot he an e-mail asking if this one was in the catalogue yet (I did a brief search on WTB and didn't find it).
                        Kevin
                        Scrollsaw Patterns Online
                        Making holes in wood with an EX-30, Craftsman 16" VS, Dremel 1680 and 1671

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