Saturday, November 20, 2010

First Craft Show - Success!

I have completed my first craft show!  It was an awesome experience.  I can say I have truly learned a lot about my products and what people will buy.    

What I sold: unique, one-of-a-kind, handcrafted totes and zipper pouches... and fleece Elf Hats.  Wearing the elf hat all day really made people smile and helped me begin to feel a little holiday spirit.  

Here we are at the very beginning... still setting up and getting things perfect.  Pictured with me are the namesakes for the blog, my kids Sam and Allie.  They were huge sports to get up so early to help out.  I very much appreciate all they did (set up, pricing, labeling, arranging, putting up with me!) - I am so lucky.

 Thank you to all of my family and friends for their support today.  It was awesome to have all of my sisters helping out... too bad I didn't think to get a photo. Next year?!
The biggest hit turned out to be my Lampshade sign - which was meant to be a banner.   But it was too tall, no where to hang it in the booth.   I cut it and pieced it horizontally and it fit perfectly on the lampshade... very cool!  This is a photo in the booth and another at home.  

I'm taking orders!   Great addition to a kids room, family room etc. 

The big bag!   It's a beautiful bag, sold!  I know it's going to a good home with someone who will love it. And I am designing a cosmetic bag to go with it! I'll put a photo of the new design on the blog soon. 

If you stopped by the booth, give me a shout, I'd love to hear from you.  If you purchased something from me, thank you! I hope it brings you joy.