PortablePastimes #1: Bad Back.. Good Show

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Blog entry by clieb91 posted 657 days ago 1221 reads 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well we had our second of 4 shows today. I woke up this morning with a massive backache (and it is still here), I can tell you I feel bad for anyone out there that experiences this on a regular basis. But anyway the truck got loaded and we drove down the street and I started to get things set up. Got everything in place.


It was a rather slow start to the day but traffic picked up and we came out well. Big seller today was more of my wife’s crayon rolls and also my pens made a great showing with 6 or 7 selling. We now have a couple of weeks before the next 2 shows, hoping to get into the shop and turn a few more pens and maybe add a new game to the line up. Plus we are going to spend some time this week and get some items up on our new Etsy store.

Thanks all for looking and I hope everyone has a good rest of the weekend.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#1 posted 656 days ago

Nice looking set up Chris. Hopefully as we get closer to Christmas you’ll sell even more…good luck :>)

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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#2 posted 656 days ago

Good looking setup.

Gotta ask, what are Crayon Rolls?

How did the games do?

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#3 posted 655 days ago

Crayon rolls are a fabric strip with pockets for individual crayons they then roll up and tie closed so you can carry them around in a tote bag/purse/whatever. My wife makes them as well as ones that hold hot wheels cars. They are both generally good sellers.

The games did well, had one person buy 3 different ones. Will be replenishing my inventory as well as making a few new ones for the next two shows, as soon as I can stand in my shop for a long enough period of time.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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