I remember all the work Annette was doing to get ready for a craft show. She made a beautiful booth and sat all day to sell her wares. The success was just not there. I'm not sure if it was the event or if the place she showed was just not ready for her Bloggy-loved crafts, but the sales were disappointing.
I remember thinking, ugh... I hope I never have to put my beloved crafts out to the public and have them shunned!
Well, I had JUST THAT happen.
A few weeks ago I hosted a table at our local Heritage Festival. I have had a table there for many years for my scrapbooking and digital photo organizing. But, this was my first time EVER adding crochet to my table.
I thought a lot about my booth, what I would sell, how I wanted it to look. I wanted simple, cute, bright and happy. AND... I got JUST THAT!
Here is some of the crochet (during the 3weeks preceeding the event I made a lot of stuff!) in the works for the booth:
And here are some of the photos of my booth.
Some of my designs were inspired by pinterest and blog patterns and the like, others were of my own design entirely and I'll be sharing the patterns for those.
Here are some more photos of the booth and event:
|People kept asking if these were prayer flags - I told them I refer to them as buntings. They had no idea what a bunting was or what you did with it - maybe I only live in blog-land?|
The Heritage Festival is not a big shopping event - it's much more about our town's historical buildings and historical past - about community organizations and opportunities, about pony rides and ice cream and beautiful weather on a road beside the creek... but it didn't seem to be a big sales event for other people either.
For me. I sold one item for $8. Table fee was $25. So, I don't feel it was a success.
But - my booth was successful! I loved my booth. It was nice and cool and shady on a hot hot day and I got to sit and relax and be surrounded by my happy, yarny colors all the same. So what's your take...should I ever try it again - did you like my booth?