Sprinklings: a little celebration

100Happy 100th post day to me! It might seem silly to celebrate 100 posts but to me its big.

When I was a little kid reading and writing was very difficult.  I think I was eight when I was diagnosed with server allergies to all grass pollen and dust (among other things). The allergies effected my sinuses (think head cold 24/7) hence I didn’t learn the actual letter sounds when learning to read.

My parents made me go to special classes to relearn how to read and write (THANK YOU!!). It took a few years but I got it but I still hated reading out loud in classes, was a very slow reader and if you asked me to sound out a word I had never heard/known- forget about it. There are still words today I have issues with, but happily I love to read and am finding I love to write.

So when wanting “to be s blogger” I was hesitant. ..could I actually write and not have to spell check every word? Could I actually write and have followers? Could I do it?

I decided that I had to do it. I had to face my fear of standing up in class and reading out loud. Yes when blogging I can kind of hide behind the computer screen, but you are all reading my words. And you know what, I can now stand in front of a large group and speak- no problem. I think the hidden audience of the blog world has given me a confidence I never expected to have. So thank you followers- all 50 of you, you have given me a gift I didn’t know I needed.signature

sprinklingSprinklings of my reality: a 31 day series

day 30: the BIG day check list

We are winding down the 31 days to preparing for my first craft show, so today let’s fast forward to the few days before the show.  Your inventory is pretty big, you probally don’t think it is so you are spending long nights making more stuff.  You booth is designed, you have practiced setting it up and it’s ready to go.  You know what you are going to wear.  You are set.

There is one list left to create, The BIG day checklist.  That is, what should you bring with you in your “tool box” for lack of a better word.  Maybe it should be “The BIG day kit” (hmmm maybe an upcoming kit for sale?). I have ask my sources and consulted my favorite books and have complied the list, so here you go:

Oye this is a ton more stuff to shove into the car, but well worth it! Hopefully this collection of stuff will save the day for you or your crafting neighbor.

This is the second to last post in 31 days to preparing for my first craft show, you should read them all