Things went really well. I wasnt sure what to expect in terms of sales, but I feel like considering the traffic we had, I did pretty good! I learned alot that I'll be able to apply to next year, like buying two spots and creating more of an open feel for one... I met alot of really neat people! I had a couple people tell me that my booth was they're favorite, and that just made my day.
this is how my booth looked at the beginning of the morning on Friday. I liked how it was set-up BUT I *think* the table was keeping the magority of the people from walking inside the booth. Kelli is an EXCELLENT ( http://www.kellilynnphotos.com/ ) Prosser photographer I met through etsy, and she stopped by to see if I needed any help. We brainstormed some ideas and re-arranged the booth to look like this...
I sold a few chalkboards, and a customized painting (the others will be listed in my etsy shop this week) a bunch of 8x10's some misprints that I brought in at clearance prices, and also some of my new photo blocks! :) I handed out a ton of business cards, and spread the word about etsy! I even added a new product line that will be making its way into the shop... polaroid sized prints!
It was nice spending the weekend with Jaydon, my parents watched the kids for us all weeekend so it was like a mini vacation. :) I was pretty proud of him though, he stayed in the booth by himself on a couple different occasions, long enough for me to pick us up something to eat, and to check out the other vendors. He said he made sure to tell everyone that he was just the husband and that I would be back. The booth defintiely had a ladies feel. ;)
here i am working on a new monster/animal themed series for kids! This show had me brainstorming ideas/new products that kids would appreciate. I'm thinking giant posters for kids to color would be a big hit! If I can have them printed cheap enough I think it would be really fun to do.
the kids stopped in for brief visits. :)
I owe a big thank you to my grandma for helping with the kids early friday morning, and my parents for spoiling my kids all weekend... and a big thanks to all those that stopped by and said hi! :) Also want to extend a thank you to everyone who wished me the best of luck, it was really sweet! :)