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I took a trip with ArtisticEdition to the ‘Grove this weekend to check out a Women of Today sale.  It was an interesting experience, since the one and only time I did a Women of Today sale as a vendor it, well, sucked.  Made a wopping $10 and drove and hour and a half to do it.  Yippy.  Anyway, this one seemed to be doing far better than that one, so I was glad for the vendors.

XOhandworks on Etsy

XOhandworks on Etsy

We went to see our fellow HandmadeMN (the new official name of the Minnesota Etsy Street Team) mate, XOHandworks.  I gotta say, I’m SO glad we did.  She has a new toy, and I truly can’t wait to try it out again.

My inner child is alive and well

My inner child is alive and well

She bought a gumball machine on ebay, and has filled it with lots of little goodies.  Magnets, push pins, charms, and some special treats.  I wish I would have gotten a picture of the machine, because I’m insanely jealous. You can see the machine here!  It makes me want to hunt down my sister’s old gumball machine and steal it.



I will absolutely be bringing a pocketful of quarters to every show I vend or attend.  There’s something thrilling about a gumball machine.  You never know what you’re going to get, and it’s always going to bring a smile to your face.


March 30, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , . craft shows.


  1. Jenna replied:

    I’ve got to say, that vending machine was the coolest thing I’ve ever seen at a show! What an ingenious idea! I’m totally bringing quarters next time. 🙂

  2. XO Handworks replied:

    Thanks for trying out the treasure machine during its first outing!
    It should be a lot of fun at shows — and I get extra exercise lugging it around 🙂

  3. XO Handworks replied:

    oops, let me give you a different photo link
    XO Handworks show booth

  4. DK replied:

    Makes sense–members only 🙂

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