We are back and finally rested from our adventures in Danville, IL. We had a blast and met some really talented vendors and amazing new customers. We enjoyed every minute of it!
We are delightfully busy this holiday season filling some custom orders from our local friends and fans as well as some of the wonderful people who follow the hobnob festivities. It’s an amazing blessing to share this passion and hobby with my husband… and now to have new fans and customers who treasure our repurposed vintage and architectural projects. We are overwhelmed with gratitude.
I am also grateful for my parents, to whom I credit my creativity and talents, in addition to our endeavor to begin selling our handiwork. When my oldest son was just a toddler, I eagerly replicated Martha Stewart holiday craft projects – and these were the days before the Martha Stewart brand sold kits for her crafts. Kits-schmits… I followed her instructions from a magazine page!
Here’s a little insight on the beginnings of Robb Restyle… One fall (many moons ago) I decided to make her halloween jar lanterns and sell them at the office (I’m not even sure if Etsy existed at this point). My parents and husband helped me paint and clean jars, distracted my roaming toddler and offered much encouragement to begin selling something I made. We’ve come a long way since that early holiday craft. I’m so grateful for their support and help. Before the Hobnob my mom spent several hours helping us price our merchandise and the entire day helping us bring in merchandise and set up our booth. It was exhausting work… all while my dad was in charge of the boys!
|My mom and I just before the Making Merry Party Friday night.|
We brought an absurd amount of merchandise to this sale… it was really ridiculous. We curated a unique collection of vintage, repurposed items, distressed furniture, hand painted signs and more. We were more than pleased to see that much of it found new homes with gracious Hobnob customers!
One of the biggest challenges of being a part of a market this unique is trying not to spend the profits with other vendors… Just kidding! I LOVE shopping around and supporting other handmade vendors! This little vintage-inspired tree was one of my favorite purchases.