I agree. I love the sharing and warmth of the people who follow these craft show threads. There will always be competition, in any marketplace. The key is to take ideas in, and make them your own. Use them as inspiration, not always as recipes to follow step by step. Think about how many different ways each of us make the snowmen chocolate bars. None of them look alike!
I had two crafts shows this weekend. It is very tiring. I have one left - a 2day show next weekend. My stock is getting depleted now, which is a good thing.
I can't wait to get my house back in order, but it will also be nice to count the money from all my hard work...and take a wee break from crafting before I start all over again in the new year.