Sunday, March 24, 2013

Dust and Crab Leg Shells

Okay, so yesterday was the much anticipated craft show. After all of the hype on Facebook, excitement and nervousness - it was a complete flop. The event wasn't at all what I was expecting. It was more of a yard sale/flea market thing. People just brought their junk, threw it on a table and put .25 cents on a set of salt and pepper shakers out of their garage. Basically, it was a bunch of men going around buying dust. A lot of men and a lot of dusty stuff. Men don't really buy cards or coasters or jewelry. However, I did have one guy buy my set of of camo magnets to put on his gun safe. He is the exception and I thank him. 

Even though I didn't sell a whole lot, I'm thankful for the experience. There were lessons learned and things I know for the next craft show. These pictures are of my table and you can sort of see what my cousin had set up on the other side. She faired pretty well and sold some of her hymnal angels. People really seemed to like those. I can't say that I blame them, they're cute!

Coaster and pendants...

Cards! You can even see how I had my table decorated for Easter.

So, what do I do now that this experience is over? Do I keep cranking out more cards and coasters for the next bazaar or show that may come up? Do I take a break for a while and just do my own thing? We will see....

However, after a not so successful show we went to dinner at Joe's Crab Shack near D.C. Here's the picture to prove it...

So, I guess yesterday wasn't all that bad of a day! I did make money and I got to eat some yummy seafood. There's always a silver lining to the cloud...even if it that cloud is covered in dust and leftover crab leg shells.

....until next time...


Monday, March 18, 2013

Craft Show Craziness

T-Minus 4 days and counting until the craft show that my cousin and I are doing together. I'm so excited but I'm so nervous as well. 

I've never done anything like this before, just for my profit, and I hope it all works out. I'm praying that I have enough product made. I want to be busy and sell a lot of stuff but I hope we aren't too busy as to where I don't have enough. There's definitely a fine line here.

I have at least 20 sets of coasters, maybe less. I'm not sure if I'm going to sell the last sets that I have done because I've rushed them and now the sealant has cracked. I have a ton of cards. I just feel like I keep making and making but nothing is piling up. I have a lot of envelopes to make in the upcoming days. I have 3 sets of magnets to fix because they fell off my shelf and broke. I don't feel like I have enough magnets. Plus, I don't really know how I'm going to display my stuff. I really need to get my inventory straightened out so I can reconcile it with my Facebook page - I don't want old stuff on there. Ah!!!

Needless to say, I'm feeling very unprepared for this whole thing.

Friday night is set up. O.M.G. I only really have 3 days. 

I'm stressed out a little. 

Okay. I just needed to vent a little. Any encouragement? Any advice? 

...until next time...


Wednesday, March 6, 2013

A Little Hello and Some Mother's Day Cards

I'm snowed in. It's a winter wonderland outside today and I'm loving it! I've made some new cards in the past couple of days and just wanted to share them with everyone. 

I'm totally in love with these corrugated cards that I got from Michael's a few weeks back!!

I thought these 2 corrugated cards would be great for Mother's Day or a wedding!

I hope everyone enjoys their Wednesday!

...until next time...


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