Saturday, 17 November 2012

Choccys' Demo Day and a OSAAT mini meet

Well as some of my craft friends know. I have started to work at a stationary/craft shop.... Yes its a hard job but someone has to do it ;O)

I was asked by my manager if i would do a craft demo day... I said yes of course... Then secretly had a little panic LOL...  It was in place of a docrafts lady coming in so .... yes a fairly big deal and HUGE  shoes to fill !!!  So when i thought about it more, i was filled with excitement and of course more terror  hehe.
The day arrived that the area manager was coming to take my picture to go on my poster !! After working an 8 hour day and getting wet , rained on on the way to the bank.. My photo was taken and my poster was born..

Here it is
So after being in windows and great big boards outside the store...
The day finally arrived.
Ive had so much support of my fellow OSAAT DT that i didnt think anything of a message this morning from my collab partner Mandy.... She wished me well and told me how brave i was.. Her message touched me so much.. I sent her a little message back thanking her and telling her i would let her know how it goes !!
The demo was due to start at 10am but by 9.15am i had lots of ladies hovering around.. So i started early.. Knowing what i wanted to create but having no time for prep , it was very much see how it goes.. The first few ladies i saw were interested in the Big Shot that was on offer ( i had taken mine in) So started cutting dies and embossing etc... All my Big Shots were sold out by 10.30 !!!
So then i set about making a countdown to Christmas... Well that took longer than i thought lol.. Bit it was great fun and it kept me busy.. In between making my countdown.... i was getting some art deco things together to start a few cards.. Customers were coming thick and fast.. But i kept my cool and handelled all their questions ok ........ i think.
I was sat colouring talking to a lady about digi images.. Someone walked in who looked like my teamie Mandy ... i put it down to me thinking about her after her lovely message... All of a sudden the lady turned and said ' Oooh you dont get that with our digis' do you Choccy ? '
It WAS  my Teamie .Mandy !!!!  She had travelled from Birmingham to Nottingham (80+ miles) to support me !!! Now thats team spirit !!!  Thats why i love the OSAAT  girls.. Thats why OSAAT  rocks !!!
The rest of my demo day was quieter,... which was fantastic.. It meant Mandy and i could have a cup of tea,, chat and try a few crafty bits we hadn't before !  Whats better than crafting with friends ??
Mandy stayed for a few hours, then it was time to say goodbye :O(
I finished my crafty makes , heres a picture of the things i made.
and to finish
A picture of me and the lovely Mandy :O)
All in all ....... a Fantastic day !!!
Choccy xxx


Jennie - The Crafty Wife said...

Two beautiful ladies go crafting, how brilliant is that. I'm happy the day went well for you Choccy and lovely creations too.

Inkypinkydelights said...

Aw Choccy that is just brilliant! I was wondering how it was going! And Mandy how great it was that you could support my friend and teamie Choccy! What a lovely read! Judy x said...

So glad your day went well. Well done you. Love your hapy photo too. Hugs, Jill x

Unknown said...

Wow, your a lucky girl! Im glad the day went well, maybe the first of many more ;)

Manderly said...

OHHHH Choccy, never sell yourself are a super talented lady and need no are a natural! but ewww, how scary to be in front of so many, but I bet your crafty self took over and you just awed them all! A sell out on Big shots! wow I am so proud of you. would have love to be there....m xxxooo

Made by Mandy said...

Aww Choccy, this made my eyes leak.

It was wonderful to meet up with you. After chattering via email for so long it was like meeting up with and old friend, no awkwardness or anything.

I am so proud of you doing these demos, it takes a lots of guts to do this and you have more confidence than I would have.

Lots of love always my friend xxx