It was a very successful show and lots of shoppers came to celebrate this Guild's 40th Anniversary.
But I must admit I am tired, and was very glad when it was over. It was also my last craft show of the season. Sigh!
Day 1: Friday Oct. 30
The day started at 9 a.m. for me as there were set up and volunteering duties for me. Since a lot of vendors were arriving from out of town they needed directions as how to find their booths, as well as assistance unloading their cars.
By 1:30 I was starting to set up my booth. It had to be set up by 3 pm with the show starting at 5pm that evening until 9 p.m. After setting up I returned home quickly as there was a dress code for this particular night (black and white with a bit of red).
Sales on Friday night were slow for me although there was a good crowd in the building. There seemed to be a lot of "lookers" and not many buyers.
Saturday, Oct. 31 9-4
What a busy day! There was a good crowd and today they were buying, although some people stated they weren't ready for Christmas and wouldn't even look at the Christmas stuff. What really helped was that the Farmer's market was also attracting crowds, and when they finished buying their produce they came inside to shop with us.
I had 2 people helping me so I had plenty of breaks, but I found it awkward as I am so used to doing these shows by myself.
Sales were excellent: cards, decorated note pads, post it notes, curvy boxes, decorations, book marks (magnetic), tags
Sunday, Nov. 1 11-4
I must admit I was very tired, and sales were a bit slugglish. No help today, so I spent some time colouring images for future cards. My son and girlfriend came to help me take down, pack the car and unpack the car at home. I was grateful for their help.
What I am going to do with the rest of the Christmas season I am unsure. Suggestions have been sent my way but I am too tired now to think about it. I'm sure something will come to me.