One of my goals for the New Year is setting up a booth at some of the Ukulele festivals this year. I’ve had this goal now for a few years, but I’ve never been able to make enough ukuleles to have a surplus. I don’t have a production shop where I have large quantities of ukes moving through the shop. This past fall I made an effort to start on a few ukuleles made just for the purpose of stocking a festival booth. Of the three I started for this there is only one left for the booth. The problem, I discovered, is I have a visitor to the shop and they see these “unclaimed” ukes and get excited. Then as we talk about how we can personalize it just for them, I get excited as well and sell the ukulele. It’s interactions like this that want me to start venturing out to shows. I also realize it’s a great dilemma to have. So for the New Year, I need to find a way to accommodate all three areas.