I survived my first show!

May 14, 2012

Well. I did it. I survived  my first craft show! The experience alone was worth it, plus I came home with a bit of extra cash too which never hurts 😉 I didn’t really give myself any kind of goals or expectations since I had NO idea what it would be like, but all in all I had a lot of fun and I met some awesome people. That’s all that matters!

Here are a few photos from the day…

I was running a little late that morning (which I hate!!) so I was seriously stressing that I wouldn’t have enough time to set up. Luckily I seemed to be on the same time schedule as most of the other vendors so I didn’t end up doing the late walk of shame! I had the perfect amount of time to set up and re-organize things with about 15 mins to spare before doors opened.

I wasn’t sure how much of what items to make. It’s so hard to try and guess what will sell! I made a pattern for those retro style headbands two days before the show and managed to crank out 30 to bring with me. They sold the best by far! I think I only came home with 10.

I have to give my darling the hugest thank you in the world for sitting with me, helping with all the technology/money stuff, and most importantly, keeping me sane! And yes I made him wear a shirt that matched my table. He obliged with no complaints. He loves me that much 😉

I also have to thank my mom for helping me paint my crates and other table items, and iron my headbands as I frantically top stitched them the day before. Thanks mom!

My mom and my brother, as well as my dad and step mom all drove up from New York just to see my show. It really means the world to me that they support my crazy sewing ventures that much. I do have a lot of artists in my family, but I am also currently “wasting” my college degree by being a professional seamstress/crafter. There’s no greater feeling than having parents and family who are proud of you no matter what.

Not to mention my boss left work just to come and see me! It’s really amazing to be so supported 🙂 I’m so lucky.

So yes it was an awesome day and I think the turn out was great too. I feel that Lucky Lucille was well received, even by people who didn’t end up buying from me. I got lots of nice comments and I even shook hands with the mayor of Burlington. …though I think it was obvious I had no clue who he was because he asked me if I was new to the area haha!! Sorry!! I should probably pay attention to things like that. Whoops! Still a good day though.

Buuuuuuuut this was how I felt after getting up at 5:45am and a full day of craft fair craziness…
I was soooooo tired/wired. I hope I didn’t make too much a fool of myself at the end of the day as I tried making friends with other vendors. I had WAY too much coffee and not enough food. I’m sure some people will be remembering me as the crazy girl with huge glasses haha! That’s not too bad right? I could be remembered as way worse.

As much as I enjoyed the fair, I’m pretty relieved to just relax and get back to personal sewing and blogging. I have guest posts to work on and BIG bloggy/sewy plans for June that I can’t wait to share!

I definitely want to apply for the Fall edition of the Queen City Craft Bazaar, and at least now I’ll be way more prepared!

Thanks everyone for your good luck and well wishes! I had a great day 🙂