As I mentioned (not sure if I did actually, let’s pretend), I did a craft show last month in Katy, Texas. Setup was all day the Friday before the show started. My craft show adventure weekend started out pretty stressful. It was a really busy week at my day job, and my husband ended up having to work late on Friday (and all day Saturday) so I was flying solo nearly all weekend. I left work as quickly as I could to go home to grab my tables and inventory and head out on the 45 minute drive out to Katy, during rush hour AND during a terrible thunderstorm. Of course when I finally got home, my puppy had peed all over her crate.
By the time I made it out to Katy, I had about an hour to set up as much of my booth as I could all by my lonesome. After check-in I found out my booth was not actually IN the main arena, but in a hallway…directly outside the MEN’S restroom! The show director promised me this would be a preemo (primo? premo? is it even a word?) spot, so I decided to put a smile on my face and make the best of it.
Anyway, it wasn’t a super wonderful show, but it was my best yet (out of 3, still a craft show newbie here), and a great experience. I met some other wonderful vendors, made some good sales, and handed out almost all my business cards.
Plus, I got to debut my new and improved show display (see past discussions of my display here and here)! I graduated from 2 to 3 tables, with the addition of my vintage china plate tiered displays (that’s a mouthful!), and all my new titanium post earrings. I also made a handful of colorful yarn wreaths to sell. AND I got to try out my new VistaPrint banner!
|One side of my display|
|Oh hello, men’s restroom!|
|Antique shutters, antique plates, yarn wreaths…|
|Handmade earring card display for my plated stud collection|
|Birdhouse display and antique printer’s tray display|
I’ll be setting up my display again May 19 at the Friendswood Fine Arts Institute’s Art in the Park!