We have just packed up and left the showgrounds, finishing another Life Instyle trade show. It's hard to believe it was three years ago when we first took part in the event.
This year we displayed the cards on wooden A-frames that my Dad built for me. It was a wee bit stressful as I sent him some specs but wasn't there to check they were all okay and I didn't want him spending hours on a project that would end up not being used. Lucky they turned out great and Gareth and I got to do a little bonding DIY project to finish them off by screwing in some wingnuts to make them all sturdy. I'll probably get some perspex cut to cover each shelf so we can get some more use out of them for markets displays.
The show, although long is a really good chance to talk to our shops who stock our cards and also to meet up with new shops interested in stocking our range. We have some really fantastic new shops coming on board including our first in the Northern Territory. I chatted to the lovely ladies about making some crocodile cards after a friend came back from living up north and proclaimed crocodiles 'the cats of Darwin'.