Monday, December 21

BANG! Craft Fest

I did it! I am happy to report that I completed my first craft show on Saturday. Though it was really cold, I think BANG! was a success & fun too! I got a lot of positive feedback about most of my products from customers and other vendors.
This is my table after we finished setting everything up. Overall, I was happy with it, though I made a few changes as the day went on. (If the picture seems a little confusing, its because there is a mirror on the wall behind it.)
I displayed my handmade ornaments on a small Christmas tree.

The ornaments were pretty large so the tree is hard to see - but that was the point.   

I used my "Clip-it-Up" to display my handmade cards & some ready-made stationery products. It worked out well as customers were able to turn it to look at everything that was available.

Here are some of  the holiday cards I offered.

             This was the most popular -
                 (Frayed Ribbon Christmas Tree)     

And some others...
I displayed handmade note card sets around the table. (Each set comes with 4 matching note cards, 4 coordinating envelopes & envelope seals.)

The ribbon bookmarks were also good sellers...
I made a few sets of coasters as well -

Other offerings....
Cookie Cutter Gift Sets (includes 3 graduated cookie cutters, 2 recipes, meringue powder, skewer, icing bag & a cookie ornament for inspiration - or for your tree!)

Mini Clipboard/Desk Set (includes mini post-it pad, tear-off calendar, pen holder, 3 mini clothespin "clips" and bulletin board strip with 2 push pins.) You can use dry erase markers on the board as well.

All in all, I think it was a great experience. I met so many talented and kind people, who were more than willing to share their experience & ideas with me. I especially want to thank Liz, of Its All in the Bag. Her table was next to mine and she makes the cutest aprons, bags & crayon holders! I enjoyed talking with her so much. She gave me lots of ideas; too bad she lives in Rhode Island! I know we'll be in touch though.
And I really enjoyed meeting Lou, of Lou's Upcycles. She does amazing things with used plastic snack bags and anything else that food comes in! I can't thank her enough for sharing a little bit of her oodles of experience with me. I definitely plan to talk with her again soon.
I can't forget Julie, of Voma for telling me about Bang! in the first place. I never would have gotten anything made if she hadn't lent me the use of her craft room. I'm also lucky she's not charging me her consultant's fee!


Angie said...

Congratulations on your success! Your cards look wonderful and I really like the mini-clipboard.

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Hanna said...

Congrats on the successful craft show! I think the coasters are my favorites. =)

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CJ Grand said...

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That is a beautiful table display. Glad to hear you enjoyed it. Good luck in the new year.

Rhody Art said...

Hi, I'm rhodyart from swap bot and congrats on the show. I also do shows but the last couple I've done haven't gone so well--very little foot traffic. But that's the way it goes sometimes. I love your work.


The Simple Country Chick said...

This is thesimplecountrychick from swap-bot. I look forward to following your blog.

Peacefully*Chaotic said...

Wow!Awesome stuff!=)Good for you.You are my inspiration.I want to do something like that too!
I look forwrd to following your blog and seeing more of your awesome work.Enjoy your Sunday!
carly4peace from swap-bot

Lollipop said...

Hi there!! I'm solsuny from swap-bot. Thanks for following me! I love your blog, so now I'm following you too :)

Miss Piggy said...

Hi there! Finally my pc let me post a comment. I love your blog and your creations. I'll definitely be a follower.
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Katie Bishop said...

I love the ornies! Great work!

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Sherri said...

Hi, I linked from Swapbot and you checked out my blog Floribelle-I just had to see what you were about. I love your logo for your business! It is awesome and inspiring. Congratulations on your first show and I wish you success on many more to come! *Sherri*

Stefanija said...

This is one of my new FAVORITE blogs!! I am now following you!!

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Michelle said...

Wow, your work is beautiful! I now want to go shopping... : )

.s.e. aka violettedream said...

Oh wow, such cool stuff! Congrats on a successful show, can't wait to read more.
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Rhody Art said...

hey there, I’m rhodyart from the swap-bot blog swap. I started following you in the last blog swap and I'm back again and hope that you post more!
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Viola Odorata said...

your stall looks great <3 Craft fairs are always a lot of fun so keep on doing them.

XO Viola Odorata
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This girl said...

Congrats! Looks like you had a great time and your stuff is gorgeous. Looking forward to seeing more of what you do.

Amy aka awhimofmine for ♥I want BLOGGER followers♥~

heather said...

Wow! You are really talented! I love going to craft shows and loved seeing your booth! THis is homekeepingheather from swap-bot. I am now following your blog and look forward to seeing more.

Kittie Kat said...

you had a great set up at your booth! i'm kittiekatsweetiepie from ♥I want BLOGGER followers♥~ EDITED @ swap-bot. now following, take care!

Tiffers said...

Hey there! I'm timaro from swap-bot...SUCH a cute blog! And even cuter crafts! Can't wait to see what else you come up with!

Sue G said...

Wow what a selection you had. The work must have taken you a long time to make, but looks amazing. Well done! from katyboo at swap-bot

Natasha Elliott said...

Very awesome blog! I am now following you from Swap-bot.
Take care

Canndy Pan said...

Wow, I'd like to go a craft show in the future. Nice blog template you have.
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GypsyPunk said...

Hi Alfie,
you made really beautiful stuffs! Congratulations! Am still dreamin' to have my first!

Cindy Whitehead said...

Congrats on yur show - your ornaments are so pretty! This is Cindkl from swapbot and I am following your lovely blog now (-:

Beth said...

Just popping in from ♥I want BLOGGER followers♥ (beth619) Sounds like a great craft show-- and your first one, too!?!?! That's wonderful!
I LOVE your ornaments, BTW! They are so cute! I am a Christmas ornament fanatic... I have yet to try making my own, however. I also love your notecards! I can never have enough notecards! :)

Emma!! said...

Hi there! This is Emmanemhandmade from swapbot, for the blogswap. I've wanted to do a craft show for a while - any tips? How long did it take you to make enough product to fill a booth? Thanks!

Mary J. said...

I'll have to look at how to upcycle snack bags.! Crazy!

I'm following you from swap-bot!

Craftland said...

Thank you for posting about your first CF experience, I hope to get myself motivated enough to try one some time!
cheryl / sezouli (swapbot blog swap)

Glenda said...

hiya, its glendas from swap bot and I am looking forward to following your blog.,You have a great blog,.thank you love glenda

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