9/21/2009

A few More Pieces of the Craft Show Puzzle.


I didn't get nearly as much done this weekend as I had hoped. I was feeling very lethargic for some reason. Thank goodness I have 3 days off this week so that I can get everything ready for Strange Folk this weekend. I can't believe that it's almost here. I went ahead and booked a hotel room for Saturday night. It's less than an hour away and last year I just came home but I decided it would be much more enjoyable if I had a place to crash Saturday night. I will have to be there by 8:00 a.m. Saturday, work all day, and then get up Sunday to do it all again. Mike and Kai are going to come down later on Saturday & spend the night too, so it will be nice to have someone to help me this year.

My sister and law, Gray Eyed Scorpio, and her family are staying at the same hotel as well as one of Mike's best friend's Brian Katcher. They are having a local author booth this year and Brian will be promoting his current Young Adult novel Playing with Matches and his new one that comes out in October Almost Perfect.

So what have I gotten accomplished so far you might ask. Strange Folk has a rule that you can't use plastic bags so I decided to create some personal shopping bags for my customers. I bought some Kraft paper bags and ribbon with a coupon at Michaels. I used my logo stamp that I got from Terbearco on Etsy awhile ago. I think the bags came out cute. I'll probably stamp some paper sandwich bags for smaller purchases as well.

It's not a great picture above but the backdrop is a cool fabric that I got for a few dollars on that other E site. It's a burlap type material that I'm going to use as a tablecloth with a cream sheet beneath it that goes to the floor. Thanks to my friend Kristin from My Art and the Mom in Me for the idea to use burlap in my display for a natural and rustic effect.

So this week I need to get everything tagged and inventoried. I also need to get everything I'll need for the weekend packed up and ready to go. Wish me luck!

13 comments:

Martha said...

Best Wishes w/Strange Folk, Wish I could be there. Your work is beautiful and I hope it is a very successful show for you and your friends and family.

Karen said...

The bags look so nice. Have fun and sell lots.

Burning Moon said...

Doesn't it seem to always go that way you have things to get done but usually only half at most gets done

RedRedCompletelyRed said...

Good luck at the craft show! Those bags look lovely, as does all your stuff!

Pricilla said...

They look lovely! Perfect for Fall!
Good luck. I hope it is very profitable for you.

Lin said...

Those are great bags! Good luck and have FUN while you are working it! :)

Gray Eyed Scorpio said...

Cute bags!
You are so lucky not getting there until 8:00!
We need to leave home no later than 5:00 on Saturday morning in order to set up shop.

Kristin at My Art and the Mom in Me said...

Oh, I am sooo excited that I was able to give you a usable idea, lol!! Very cool!! And the bags look great!!
I have been sadly neglecting my blog with all of the work I am doing for my November craft show!! I am so excited, Paige! Really nervous, but more excited to finally have this experience under my belt! I am so grateful for you and your blog because you and your wonderful advice and experience is very much needed in my life! So, Thank you!! Can't wait to hear about how your weekend goes!!

Storm, The Psychotic Housewife said...

Those bags looks great!!

Lynne said...

I really like the idea of using the stamp on the bags! I hadn't thought of that and yet, it's such a simple idea! Your bags look terrific by the way!

Nancy said...

Oh, those bags are so neat! What a great idea to get a logo stamp made:) Love the fabric too. I'm imagining your table and set up now- take and share photos (I'm sure you will)!

Thanks for expressing your missing of my updates-it made me smile. Oddly enough, not a day goes by where I don't think about all of you in the blogosphere and when I haven't posted in a while I feel a strange sense of guilt for just that- I know people will come to miss you and wonder, well, where you are and what happened! Haha just been hard lately to manage online time and work time...it's a lot.

storybeader said...

the bags look great. sounds like the whole family... well, some... are going to be around. Have a good time, and I hope you sell well! {:-D

Theresa said...

Good luck with the sales though I'm sure you will do well since your work is lovely. Those bags are perfect, you did a great job there.

 

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