My business is creating sewing patterns, but once every year or two, I find myself with enough inventory to do a craft show. Thankfully, I have a friend who does frequent craft shows that doesn’t mind me tagging along with her every once in a while. I gotta say that Cindy is quite the booth designer. If I knew anyone who could put together a book on creating an inviting booth that was filled with items but not cluttered, it would be her (hint, hint!).
I also gotta say I think we had the cutest booth in the joint (is that too honest?). Cute booth, but bad pictures. *sigh* Maybe it’s time for a new camera.
I have things like an Ikea shelf, wire baskets, and dress forms. Cindy has cool things like a vintage window pane, a rug, and tubs with chalkboard paint labels.
The flooring at the show venue wasn’t exactly beautiful. Cindy’s rug really lightened the booth up.
In all honesty, this was not a good show. Even seasoned craft show sellers did poorly. How do I know this? Because vendors talk to eachother, that’s why. And chatting with other people in the business is one of the great things about doing shows. I just wish it had been a better show. I had never visited this show before because this was it’s first year. Gotta say, lesson learned – don’t sign up to do a show that you don’t have any experience with.
Since I’ve changed the size of my patterns since the last show, I had to get a new suitcase to display them in. The vintage suitcase was purchased on Etsy. I just fused some polka dots to the inside cover.
Purchasing the print on Saturday and getting it into a frame a few days later says a lot about how much I like it. Now if I can find an ounce of space on my craft room wall to hang it, I’d be set.