Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Saturday Craft Show :: Black Friday

This past weekend I was in a craft show. I normally stick with the juried shows as they have high end vendors and I know that the vendor set up will look nice and professional. 

I was contacted by a local to see if I wanted to join their show as they thought my items would "fit well". She had an etsy shop with some cute little items so I thought why not? It's close, there will be local vendors, and it's a chance to get my name out there locally.

Let's just say that when I got there to set up, my first thought was "Oh boy, this is gonna be a looooong day!" My items couldn't have been more 'off'. But, I had a good time, met some locals, made more than my table fee, and had a break from Mommy Duties. So I can't really complain. "Will I be doing the show again next year?" "Um, probably not."

 {New headbands, these went like hotcakes!}

 {Frames, Earrings, Memo Boards}

 {Glass Tile Pendants}

Funny story with this picture. There was 3 young children walking by, all aged between 8-10, 2 boys 1 girl. The boy pointed at the "butt" of the mannequin and giggled and the little girl, who was the oldest, exclaimed, "That is SO INAPPROPRIATE!!!" That made the whole day worth it!

 {Rosebud Earrings}

 {Rings, Frames, Notebooks, Hair Pins, Necklaces, Peonies}

{Crown Magnetic Memo Clips. Headbands, Rings, Earrings, Pillows, Frames, Boards}

I was incredibly low on inventory since the week before I had a Humungo order that left no time to craft items for the show, but it still went pretty well. The husband wanted to know why I was even bothering with the show...I wanted to at least make my table fee back and there was No Way I was going to give up a day off from the normal!! :)

Plus, Kristen from LoveFeastTable came to visit me and we got to chat for a little bit, and I met one of her friends {who is a hoot! wish she had a blog...}.  

Now to get the shop ready for Black Friday sales!!!

I will announce the deets here later tonight. Be sure to like on Facebook and follow on Twitter to keep up-to-date. So many different Uh. Mazing deals going down. You will Not want to miss these!


Michelle said...

What a busy, creative lady you are!

I love all things roses, (still wear your earrings!) and would be happy to do a giveaway sometime on my blog if you are ever interested!

Have a blessed Thanksgiving!

Rachel @ The Cupcake Sprinkles In Life said...

I want one of each... ;P
i wish...

Kalee said...

I wish I had made this! I could have kept you company. But yeah, those things tend to be full of appliqued sweaters and very "rustic" looking items. I'm glad you did well!