Monday, December 5, 2011

We're back from the craft show...

 This past weekend we had our booth at the craft show. I will consider it a success because I sold quite a few bags...almost all of my sales were the largest bags with wool applique on them...so that was nice. I learned a few things too...I will work a bit more on the decor of my booth...not that it stopped my sales...but I need to make the booth a bit more pleasing...maybe I will attract more shoppers...I need to look for more items to use to decorate...I also learned that I am better at talking to people than I thought...I CAN do it!
 I didn't take very many pictures...I got busy...talking with people...trying to stay warm...it was cold...and making new friends with other vendors...there were so many nice people there!
 Don was walking around looking at all the booths Friday before the show opened...see Donna in the background...she was so nice and we bonded very quickly! Donna and her husband Bill have been doing craft fairs since 1970's...they were so wonderful and helpful with advice!
 There weren't quite as many pretty decorations for this fair as for the Harvest Fair...but the lights were really pretty on Friday night...but it was so cold!
 There were Christmas trees for sale all over...and they smelled so good!
Don and I are going to stop and enjoy the rest of the Christmas season...it has been a hectic couple of months and we are going to slow down...I have a couple custom bags to make and a very sad looking Etsy shop...but I will take my time...work on finishing Christmas gifts that I'm making...and enjoy the season the way it is supposed to be enjoyed...I haven't even started decorating my house! That is in the works though...all the bins are down...today I will turn on my Christmas music and enjoy the day cleaning and decorating!
Until next time...slow down and enjoy all the wonderful parts of this Christmas season!

9 comments:

Farmchick said...

I am glad this was a success for you! Take some time and enjoy the holidays.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I'm glad it was successful for you. I'm sure you are glad to have it behind you so you can just enjoy the rest of the month. I do think that I tend to head for the booths that look the most welcoming...I'm sure you are learning as you go along. I did shows a long time ago and I found the other crafters to be very helpful!

TheCrankyCrow said...

Yea for you!!! And now, on to the fun stuff! Loved seeing the photos of you and hubby - you look as sweet as you are - but I'll forgive hubby for the clothing he is wearing...(Go Pack Go!!) ;o) And...I'm not even going to ask what you think is "cold." It's 13 degrees here as I type this - sans any wind chill.... !!!! Hope your week is off to a great start! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Kris said...

Glad it was a success! Now go rest, and enjoy Christmas!!!

Sew Loquacious Angela said...

Of course you "can do it"! I'm so happy your craft fair was successful...I'm also glad you are going to slow down and smell the Christmas trees...you deserve it!
Merry Christmas!
Angela

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Good to know that you enjoyed the Christmas Fair and that you now plan to unwind.

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

Oh that fair looks so Christmasy and festive. I agree slow down and savor the season.

deb said...

It will be nice to slow down and enjoy.....your bags are amazing and you are GREAT at talking to folks!!!

Shari said...

I love these sorts of markets! Looks like a great day.

And now I don't have to lurk anymore I can tell you I think your bags are great!