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Monday, April 24, 2006

Squirrel: Birthday and Big Convention

Butterfly's birthday was last week. Through the miracle of blogging and wide friends networks, I managed to raise enough money to buy her the travel bag she really wanted. It is much with the spiffy. It's like a Robo-bag. Everyone who has seen it agrees that a) it is a very awesome bag and b) it's a good thing Butterfly is tiny. The handle comes up the the top of my thigh, and rolling it out to Dragon's car on the day it arrived was a pain. 4 inch heels didn't help the situation. The look on Butterfly's face was worth it, though. She now officially has it all packed up and ready for the convention this week-end.

Our first major convention is this week-end, and we're all really excited. It's considerably more money than we're used to spending, for considerably less space, so we're all crossing our fingers. We've all been cranking out product, and a few weeks ago we sat down and had a go at putting together a better table setup. On Thursday, we're going to go over it again, put in some of the additions we talked about, and make sure that we all know how it's supposed to go. Butterfly has these nifty wire racks that we made stands out of, and I bought some cool velcro zip ties which will make it easier to put the whole thing together. Hopefully it looks as cool when covered in necklaces, earrings, and other assorted jewelry type stuff. If this convention goes well, we plan to branch out into other big conventions in the area. We've mostly been sticking to smaller cons, but this is our next big step. We're two years into my original 10 year plan, and it's very exciting to be making a bigger move, as opposed to many small moves. Wish us luck!

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