I was SO glad for a few things at Renegade!
craft show apron, custom designed and stitched by the wonderful Heather of Sew Happy Jane. Heather, it was perfect! I had different denominations of bills in pockets. I had my own credit card (I'd actually thought I'd be able to shop!) in a secret pocket. :) Scissors and pens in pockets. Lip balm and gloss in another pocket. Stuck my lint roller in a pocket when I was "dusting." Really, really handy! If you don't have one, I highly recommend Heather for a custom apron. This is not just functional, but also beautiful and sewn so well (and gathered quite a few compliments!).
Also, I filled a disposable container with bite sized bits of celery and baby carrots. Which provided a little balance with the trail mix that I made (raw mixed nuts, peanut butter M&M's, reese's pieces, raisins, dried cranberries). Both kept my hunger at bay until I could grab something to eat on the way home. I froze litter bottles of water (two each day) and by the time I got there, they were thawed enough to drink. Keeping me happily hydrated. :)
And ... my beautiful and super lightweight dress form that perfectly displayed my cowls (thank you, Kris!). It was instrumental in drawing shopper attention and let me show folks different ways to wear/button a cowl. Brilliant!
More to come! I wish you all a wonderful, warm, cozy Christmas Eve!