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!




29 comments:

Angie said...

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

This is lullabye123 frm swap-bot. I just added myself as a follower of your blog. :)

Hanna said...

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

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CJ Grand said...

Hi,
I'm CJGrand from Swap-bot and I'm one of your partners in the Be my blog follower on Blogger.

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.

love
lin
http://rhodyart.blogspot.com

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.
Mad About Pink from Swap bot

Katie Bishop said...

I love the ornies! Great work!

Katie
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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!!

Stefanija from The swapbot bloggers swap..

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.
-violettedream
a new follower thanks to the swap ♥I want BLOGGER followers♥

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!
lin c
rhodyart.blogspot.com

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.
xoxo

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
Canadianmama

Canndy Pan said...

Wow, I'd like to go a craft show in the future. Nice blog template you have.
papacancan from ♥I want BLOGGER followers♥

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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