Sep 15, 2009

Arts and Crafts Show

This past weekend, I decided to try selling my bows, hats, flowers and a few other girly things at my local Arts and Crafts Show. Last year I went specifically looking for bows and there were ZERO. I thought why not at least try this year and with whatever I didn't sell, I would list in an Etsy store that I am planning on opening.
Well when I got there, to my surprise, there was like three other booths that were selling bows. I couldn't believe it, I guess everyone had the same idea. So I was worried because I didn't think I would do so well.

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By the end of the day, I was almost wiped out of everything. The hats and flower clips were a huge seller. Even the teen girls were buying the flower clips. I had printed out pictures of Ayla wearing the hats, headbands, flowers, bows, etc and placed them on my table. I think this played a large part in so many sells. It always helps to show pictures of what your product actually looks like on!!

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There is another little show in October that I am planning on doing as well, I am also working on setting up an Etsy store sometime very soon. Since I sold out of almost everything, I am making and ordering more stock!!

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A special thanks goes out to my bestest friend Summer, she came and helped me at the fair and I couldn't have done it without her. We didn't sit down hardly any the whole eight hours!


So I will leave you with some pictures of Ayla modeling the latest hat that I put together and the knot/apron dress that I purchased from my favorite Etsy store I.candie. If you have a chance, go and visit Laura at I.candie, you will not be disappointed, her work is amazing and she is having a huge sell this week!


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7 comments:

Hansen Family said...

this is when i wish i had a little girl to dress her up and put cute bows and hats on her. But I was blessed with boys maybe that is a good thing because I probably would be broke.... love the pictures. She is so beautiful!

Summer said...

I am lovin the fact John took that pic of me from a distance... Ha! Ha! I had sooo much fun doing that with ya girl... I'm glad you did soooo well...
Summer :0)
P.S. I am loving Ayla's hair cut... Really cute...

Allie said...

I love Apron dresses and your pictures are beautiful! Let me know as soon as you get an etsy and I will buy some bows & hats from you!!

God Bless,
Allie

Dianna@KennedyAdventures said...

Do you have an Etsy shop yet? Your things are gorgeous!

Mary Kate said...

What cute bows..congrats on doing so well at the fair!! You have such a cute blog & family!! As far as the editing program....I really don't have one. All the editing you see on my blog is from Photobucket....& it's free. I would love to get a program, but haven't even had time to look into it lately!!

Whitney said...

I have not made i over to icandie this week, but I did last week and everything was precious! I love your bows! Definitely let me knwo the link when you get your store up... I would love to buy! I love the brown flower! So cute!

Whitney said...

I can spell! Ha! I just start typing so fast and then I don't re-read it! :)