Monday, November 24, 2008

I live in my jammies somedays

Whew, what a weekend! I am actually kind of glad for the cold rainy day today as I have an excuse to stay in my jammies. I thought I could be real low key and no one would ever be the wiser to this fact....hmmm WRONG! First my pal Jodi dropped by, that is no biggie as she is more like family than company. But while we sat on the porch (again it's 1:00 pm and I'm in jammies and a polar bear robe) the mailman came and my next door neighbor pulled up. I was so busted! Now you know and a few of the neighbors know that I may or may not get dressed by noon. I consider that one of the perks of the stay at home creator.

The Centennial Holiday Show was a great success for me being the highest $$$ event of the year. If you are considering this event I must say it is very very organized and everyone was extremely polite. Some of the perks were the teachers lounge that provided snacks and a quite place for the vendors, also the students and volunteers came around several times each hour to check to see if we needed anything from the concession booth or would watch the booth if we needed a break. They also provide unloading/loading assistance (for a fee).
I would give this event 4 out of 5 stars. Several returning vendors did say they did about half of what they did last year. The economy is effecting businesses at all levels, which makes it hard to judge events. This is a show I would probably do again next year. I do plan on cutting back on the events next year and be selective, and put focus on local shops and etsy.

Here are some pictures of the "indoor" set up. Note the fixture behind the tables with the aprons hanging? That's the result of several emails and pics from Erika of Kitsch Designs. It was a life saver and now I see many possibilities with this fixture. Erika did stop by the show and gave the thumbs up on the fixture and adopted a owl to take home. Thanks so much Erika!

I have three more times to show this year and then I will be done! A big part of me wishes it was over, I can't go to the shows in my jammies you know.


The Creative JAR said...

I thought your jammies were cute!

KitschKrafts said...

Glad to hear things went well. Your booth really did look great and I LOVE my Owl Shadow box. Just trying to find the perfect place for it now.
Take care and good luck with your other events!

CityChicCountryMouse said...

I love, love, love your set up!

Sweet Pea Totes said...

WOW KIM! You have been very busy!! Your booth looks great! Happy Thanksgiving!

Wicked MoXie said...

You have been living in your jammies for a couple of weeks now. T might want you to get dressed. ;)

I hope the Cumming's Station gig is doing well.

KB said...

Awesome setup. I want to explore your wares!

Calico Road said...

Love your setup!! I'm very intrigued by the pipe display behind the table! I found you by searching craft show pics on flickr.