Woke up Saturday to torrential down pours
and was thinking my goose was cooked
as far as the craft show was concerned.
Hauled my most awesome 14 year old out of bed
and he came and worked for me for the day.
Kid was a huge help!
Plus I had a food runner and
extra eyes to watch the booth.
He brought me lunch which consisted of a
shish-ke-bob and box of popcorn!
I ment "fries" or "coleslaw"
when I asked for something on the side!
My even more awesome bestie
came on Sunday
and made the day run like butter!
I started with one set up
but as we ended up having huge wind gusts
Things got switched around quickly!
After getting taken out by wind
the large frame in the back
got tied to the top of the tent
and did MUCH better!
(Did I mention I got smacked
in the head by a flying display
from the booth behind us?)
....Five minutes after saying,
"Well at least I didn't get hit in the head today!"
( Lesson one and two for the day)
Some ribbon and fancy bows and
the display became tip proof!
I was very excited to have a corner!
It gave me 3 surfaces for customers
to make contact with the jewelry.
Two inside the booth and one along the outer wall.
I took advantage of this and put the sparkley earrings
(although they did get turned around during the day!)
I wanted my tent to feel like a little boutique
in the middle of everything and I think I did that.
The ladies went crazy in here!
No idea who the hand belongs to -
I guess she couldn't wait!
Of course Lola was a big hit!
She has a great way with helping the customers too!
My best decision
( which was actually a totally random act)
was to place candy, stud earrings and hairclips
on the table in front of check out.
Candy got cutoff to the left!
I can't tell you how many people
came in to get candy and
bought a pair of earrings for their daughter.
I can't tell you how many young girls
came in for a lollipop then
came back with their mom to buy earrings
and sometimes other stuff!
I had to go home Saturday and make earrings!
So it totally pays to have something
fun and inexpensive by
the check out!
Many goodies went.
This bracelet was bought by a lovely lady
who went out of her way
because I'm not accepting credit cards yet.
Next on the list for sure.
I only had 3 people ask for it
and all three did figure out a way to work it out.
I def would have made a few more sales with it.
I still have more things I have to convert to store listings.
This was my favorite but it sold!
I still have the red.
So my question of the day is
where do YOU prefer to purchase you goodies?
I've got a lot of uploading to do
and I'd like to make it easy for my customers
so voice your opinion!