It's about 6:30 am here in Charlotte, and today is the first official day of the ICA Show. Yesterday was a setup day for most vendors. Lee Ann and I came down a day early and most of the work was done, so we spent most of yesterday greeting some of the early buyers that showed up.
I wish I had more Easter eggs. I had no idea they would be such a hot item. I am nearly sold out, and the show has not officially opened to the general public yet. It was a little bit of a egg feeding frenzy yesterday.
Lee Ann and I talked over dinner last night and decided that next year I will need to make several hundred of these little guys.
We are "eggspecting" a huge crowd today, so I better sign off and get going. I will post more later tonight and promise some fun pictures.
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