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  • Tina Gilman
    Jul 6, 2011
      I hope we'll at least still get World of Fairies? Best of luck!

      On Wed, Jul 6, 2011 at 7:05 PM, Sparky <glo502002@...> wrote:

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      > It's sad to say that Crafty Crafters Expo might be seeing its last days.
      > I am unable to spend the time to look for new venues and lack the money
      > to be able to book places. It was a dream of mine and David's to be
      > able to keep it going and when we were at Countryside last year, we felt
      > that maybe we would be able to make a go at it again. But Countryside
      > had all these rules and regs about advertising. Our shows were lightly
      > attended and I didn't want to see the vendors suffer. They are the best
      > group of people I have come to know.
      > Dave and I have both been unemployed from our full time jobs for years
      > now and heading into retirement age, employers want young people and no
      > one wants gray haired folks. They give us a song and dance when we know
      > what the real truth is. We both have part time jobs but no benefits and
      > that is hard. We keep trying. The economy has been slow to recover.
      > We still see places that might be a good place for Crafty Crafters and I
      > never give up on it. There are enough good vendors and crafters out
      > there to make a good quality show and I won't do anything less and I
      > want the vendors to do well.
      > Anyway We're winding down with plans for the World of Faeries festival
      > and last details to wind up. Looking forward to seeing old friends and
      > new. Please join us for our 7th annual event a celebration of the Elven
      > Star fairy festival. We have wonderful music lined up, great oak trees
      > to sit under and great shopping in our artisan village. Some of the
      > best handcrafted items, fairy and fantasy artists will be here local to
      > Illinois and the surrounding states. Details, videos of last year,
      > directions, list of merchants and more can be found on our website at
      > www.theworldoffaeries.com
      > <http://groups.yahoo.com/group/theworldoffaeries/message/544>
      > We will stay in touch and we can network here. Please do. If you know
      > of good shows, post them here. Feel free to do that. Crafty Crafters
      > was always about networking and being a family. We need to have good
      > places to make money and show our crafts. And there are alot of good
      > shows out there. I thank all of you who have been part of our "family"
      > for over 8 years, 9 years, 10 years ? I lose count. Many of you have
      > joined us for the festival and many of you still stay in touch. I am
      > blessed to know all of you.
      > Blessings Glo
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