Wednesday, August 5, 2009

done with shows!

I just completed my last show, possibly of the year! The picture above is of my tiny spot at the Buyer's Market of American Craft. This was my first wholesale show, all and all it was a good experience. I went into it feeling a bit ill prepared so the fact that I made it there is pretty amazing and that I had printed materials to hand out is even more shocking! This is not my usual way of going about things but sometimes life throws too much at you at once and you just have to do your best to get through it. And that is what I did. I know everyone wants to know how I did! I picked up a few orders, which seemed to be what the other group booth crafters did as well. I might have done better in my own booth but I might have bombed and paid a zillion dollars - so given what it cost to try this show I'm pretty indifferent.
Now it's on to the making! My shelves are pretty empty and I have a stack of orders to fill. After a little cleaning I'll feel back on track - also, I can finally put my show bins away and settle in for winter?!

3 comments:

lisa {milkshake} said...

Looks great, Linda! Congrats on doing the show. Do you think you'll do it again?

Tasha said...

It was great seeing you at the show!
It was an exhausting but good experience for me - I'm still tired.

Tasha

Little Flower Designs said...

Hi Lisa, Thanks! It feels like I got over a huge hurdle! I might in 2011 - depending on where my work is then, the economy and the show. I wish I would have come home with more orders but I'm happy to add a few new stores and really like the ones that placed orders - Let's get together soon : )

Tasha, It was so great to see you too! I hope monday went better for you, I spent the day chatting with crafters! Be sure to stay in touch : ) I'm going to add you to my blog list! xo, Linda