As for the show... the weather was good (sunny!), the venue was lovely and I ended up with a good spot in the room. Unfortunately the turnout for the show was disappointing. Overall, I don't think there were a lot of sales. I didn't sell a single thing. It makes me laugh because I did end up giving away a couple things (like my friend Judy at her December craft fair). Mine were as a thank-you to my lovely sister-in-law who came up to help me prepare and staff my table.
I didn't get any great photos of my setup. With the windows (and bright sunlight) behind it was hard to photograph. Plus, I was a bit preoccupied. But I do think the photos give you and idea of what my table looked like.
When I was planning my table I was trying to think of the best way to display my purses. I thought that a coat rack would be a good solution. I didn't want to spend a lot of money, but I also didn't want to spend a lot of time hunting for that perfect piece. I decided that I would attempt to build something. The very same day that I brainstormed about using a fencepost to make a stand I ended up finding the exact sort of post I was looking for in the trash while walking the dogs (thank you, universe!).
They weren't very happy about me carrying it home while walking them (not an easy task, I must say). One person's trash (with a decorative finial, a simple base, a little paint and some brackets)...
Despite not selling anything, I think that the whole experience was a good one. Good prep for the next show and fun making things like my "trees" that were branches set in concrete inside of flowerpots, garlands of paper circles and my fabric-wrapped pipe cleaner sign.
Because it never rains but it pours, tonight is another first for me. I'm teaching a three-week jewelry-making workshop at my neighborhood library and tonight is the first session.
Wishing each of you a wonderful day.