Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Craft Show...

We don't do many craft shows. And there's a reason.
The Man was raised doing them. His family did them for a living.
He was homeschooled and they traveled the country all year long doing craft shows.

He hates them.

So there's a real irony in the fact that he now has a wife who does craft shows.
I had to drag him to the one over the weekend. But he did it.

Here's a little peek at our booth.

I gathered frames from thrift stores and spray painted them.
I'm smart like that.
I think I spent $15 total.


It was cold and raining when we set up.
And it was cold and raining when we tore down.

My biggest goal was to have the display be as simple and easy as possible, without being cheesy.
And to meet lots of people.
And we achieved both. So many people came to look, shop, and meet us!
That was super fun.
And some people who've never heard of this blog, still recognized our business from magazines and other blog features.
That was fun too.

I'm still not a craft show kind of girl. I won't do many of them.
But once or twice a year, it's worth it!

I'm kind of spoiled. Being in my home studio. Surrounded by wild sunflowers.


Kara said...

I love your booth set-up! It's so creative and beautiful!

Rustown Mom said...

I think the booth looked perfect - the quilt is killing me its so beautiful!

BeckyKay said...

I looked for you and didn't see you! But, we were pushing two strollers so kind of stuck to the outside! Your booth looks awesome!!

Holly said...

I swear there are days when I wish I lived in Kansas! So many great bloggers!

Cristy said...

Good to see you. And your booth was beautiful! :)

kraftykash said...

Looks great! Fun idea with the frames. I am doing 2 shows coming up soon. I do love working out of my home. I love my job :)

Danielle said...

Your booth makes me happy :)

Melanie @ Whimsical Creations said...

What a great set up. I don't do craft shows either, but LOVE the idea of the frames and photos of your product!! :)

Molly said...

I love your booth! I do one show a year and its coming up in Novemebr! My friend sets it up in her house and displays all the vendors items like a store, its so cute! Glad you had sucess at your show Beki!!
~Molly P

Jessica said...

The frames idea is genius and cute ;)

Chad and Jody said...

I should have come to the craft fair just to see your booth. Looks cute! Looking forward to the barn sale.

Unknown said...

Super cute booth! I need to get involved in some craft shows around here.

Sarah-Anne said...

so cute, beki! you did an awesome job setting up your booth...and getting your man to come to the show. ;)

Shirley said...

Love the comment about your hubby. My hubs grew up with a family craft and hobby shop. Now I make jewelry, and love to do craft projects with my kids. He patiently listens while we enthusiastically tell him of our projects!

Anonymous said...

This might be a weird question, but where do you get the metal grid behind all of your beautiful things. Does it have a name? I am just starting to do craft shows and would like to use something like this in my display! Love your display! Thanks for the help!

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