Saturday, May 05, 2007

The show

I had a great time at the show - unfortunately, there were almost no customers :( Only about 15 people came through the door. I guess the organizers didn't promote the sale enough and so no one sold anything. I did make one sale to my tablemate, who is getting married next week :) She bought these earrings (they're uncropped and un-retouched, so they normally look better). When I made them, I thought they'd be perfect for a wedding :) At least I covered my cost for the table.

I did have a good time, though - I met new people and thoroughly enjoyed myself. Some people did come to my table, and they liked my jewelry. Some necklaces were popular, as were some earrings. I think that if there were more customers I would have sold a LOT more. You can see pictures of my table here.

I did sign up for another craft show too :). This one is in Ancaster on June 9 as part of their Heritage Days festival. It's an outdoor show and part of the day includes a parade and whatnot. Everyone says that people buy things there; apparently the people in Ancaster have money and will spend it. I will need to make more things, of course, but I hope to do well there.

Everyone packed up early and we stopped by Robert Hall's shop to buy a couple of strands of beads. He makes pewter things and has a rock shop, too. They were having an open house this weekend and had studio tours while we were there. We didn't go on one as we wanted to go home for a nap :) We were up way too early this morning for the show.

All in all, while it wasn't a particularly successful day, it was still fun. I'm glad that I had the experience of subbing in for my mom at craft shows, back when she was about my age and making quilted items and other art. That experience gave me the confidence to do my own craft show, and it meant that I wasn't too fazed by the fact that there weren't many customers and that some of them ignored me. Thanks, Mom!


Darling Jee said...

Augh! The next one will be better, definitely.

Kathleen J. said...

Sorry about your show. I've had my share of those too. It makes for a great day to visit with other crafters and artists.

Tibcat said...

Success isn't always defined monetarily - sometimes the experience creates it's own success. And it sounds like your experience was successful :)

Oh, and it's nice that my experience in craft shows helped you. Funny how things work out, isn't it?
Love, Mom

Sandra Eileen said...

Some shows are just not going to bring in a lot of money, but are still worth the effort in other ways. I hope you do better at the next show.

Anonymous said...

In some ways, it's kinda good it wasn't too busy. Then you could learn the ropes without too much worry or stress. And really - you can reuse all your fixtures and items, so nothing is wasted!

I hope next time goes more profitably for you! I'm sure there will be many many many more opportunities in S.Ontario, too, right?

By the way, love your table setup! And the proprietor is just lovely!