Hello! I hope you've been having a lovely week! I never did get a chance to stop in and share with you the things I was making for the Strawberry patch summer market that I participated in at the end of June. Turns out, getting ready for a craft show is much more involved than perhaps I thought it was. ;) For the 2 weeks leading up to the show I literally worked around the clock. Every inch of my house was either covered in projects or booth prep. Ha. Even my Mom came and pulled an over nighter with me. My daughter helped, my husband helped, my niece helped. But if it hadn't been for my Mom I probably would not have finished every project that was on my to do list! Except for some supplies, everything I sold at the show was created specifically for the show, and covered a lot of the ideas I have had lately for my shop.
The booth was small, just 8'x6', so I wanted to make the most of the space that I could. The above photo is an overview of my little booth. I used a vintage table that my girls bought me years ago on Mother's day and another vintage piece of furntirue, those were the core pieces. Then we purchased a room divider that was already pretty and white from world market. We installed cute little shelves to it, and some hanging backets so inventory could be displayed there as well. I used an old ladder, and a few other vintage pieces for props. The rotating round piece on the table was a tool or nuts and bolts bin I purchased from Harbor Freight and painted.
The following photos are by a professional photographer that was taking photos of the event. Her photos are just lovely!
I am thinking about doing another show or 2 in the fall, and have already comitted to do the Handmade and Bound event at my daughter's college again this year. (That's October 4th in Nashville, TN) So, I am wondering if doing shows are in my future? Ha. We'll see.
As for all of the new products, I have been slowly working on making more, photographing, and editing photos and should be getting new stuff in the shop very soon as well. I'll share more of that soon.
I would love to hear your experiences with doing craft shows!