Hello all! Oh my, another year has come and gone. I didn’t take a single picture! How sad is that? When I loaded the truck on Friday, it was cloudy. Before I could get out of the driveway it started sprinkling. I had to pull out a tarp and cover everything up. That set me way behind. If you’ve ever tarped a load on a truck you know that you have to really secure it or it will fly all around. When I got to Glendale it was still drizzling, so it was a race to get the tent up and get unloaded. The weather did clear up, but I was so busy! I got home around 7:30 Friday night.
Saturday morning I was up and at ‘em before 5 AM. It’s about a 45 minute drive to Glendale. I’ll just quickly mention that I was very sick Saturday morning, and as I arrived to the smell of barbecue already cooking, I thought I was going to be sick. Luckily I was so busy setting up that I soon forgot about being sick.
Shoppers were out and about with flashlights before I got set up. It was a little slow for awhile but after daylight, they came in droves. I’m always amazed at how many people show up for this fall festival.
The camo desk was the first large sale of the day. It sold for $50, which I have donated to Stiggy’s Dogs. The lady that bought it, couldn’t take it right away, and many people stopped to look at it, and I could have sold it several more times.
These mirrors sold right away, and again, they were held for later pickup. They brought a lot of shoppers into the booth, who were sad when I told them they were already sold.
Not to sound like a broken record, but the same thing happened with this chalkboard. The lady was unable to take it right away, and more people wanted to buy it. So, at least I know what might go well at next year’s show.
The show was a huge success, but I was disappointed at what didn’t sell.
I took a bunch of caddies. I had them staged for fall, Christmas and with my dyed hydrangeas, mostly to give people an idea of what they could do with them. Many were left plain. Some priced as low as $6. None sold.
Now, on to my pain in the behind spindle trees. Didn’t sell a single one. I did however sell a few of the paper ornaments I made to adorn them. Jamie and I talked about them, she convinced me to trim them up.
This is the last time I’ll be blogging about these trees. I re-did 4 of them, but looking at the pictures, I’m embarrassed to show you. They honestly don’t look this bad in person. If they don’t sell, perhaps I’ll give them away. I really think they’re a great alternative to a large tree, even great for a hospital room or nursing home.
It was crazy breaking down, and trying to get out of the show. There are so many booths crammed in, and so many cars/trucks parked, it’s a logistical nightmare that makes it impossible to get out quickly. I got home a little after 8 PM and went directly to the shower. I spent Sunday afternoon unpacking the truck and figuring out what goes to the shop, and what goes into storage.
I mentioned on facebook that my space was overcrowded. It was about 4 hours before I even had room to put a chair. (after the lady picked up the desk) I have reserved two booth spaces for next year. If only we could have a crystal ball so we could know what will sell and what won’t.
Do you do craft shows? This is the only one I do all year. I can’t imagine doing this several times a year.
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