Thursday, November 12, 2009

What I've Been Doing



What have I been up to lately?

Craft Shows of course!

Last weekend was the kick off in my community for Holiday Craft Shows and I've been so busy making all these fun little gifts to sell.  The above photo is my booth at last weeks show and it was quite empty by the end of the day.  How happy was I????  Except I have another show this Saturday so I've had to replenish the stock!

Items that I've successfully sold, which is just about everything on that table, are cards, marble magnets, gift tags, hot cocoa gift jars (using recycled Frappaccino bottles) and altered composition books!  I'm ripping myself off a bit by not charging what my cards are actually worth but people don't buy them when I try to ask for more than $3.  The cool thing is, I was asked by two different shops to display my products.  I've put them on hold for now because I need to make sure I can keep up with inventory and find out what percentage they want to keep from my profits. 

I don't know about your neck of the woods but there has been a lot higher traffic and buying at Craft Shows this year!  That makes me, a craft show vendor, extremely happy!!!!

(Table decor including linens, shelving and signage are courtesy of Avodah Designs.)

 

5 comments:

ZoiHoku said...

I am so excited for you! That is wonderful that you are being kept so busy with demand for your crafts. Congrats on being asked to display in some stores as well. Lucky lady!

Hayley G said...

That is such a nice turn to hear of success at a craft show! Your table looked great. Fingers crossed for you tomorrow!

charli said...

Nice table! Glad to hear it went well...my daughter and I are doing a show tomorrow with personalized gifts. Hoping for your kind of success!

kirsten michelle said...

Congrats, that's awesome!! You do beautiful work and I'm glad to hear you're getting some wider recognition.

Helen Croft said...

I'm happy for you! you just gave me some inspiration!