Monday, May 3, 2010

craft fair recap...



just so that everyone knows...i survived my first craft fair! i have been just a tiny bit nervous about the whole thing. we had inclimate weather warnings, but we packed our little car and headed to athens! i was so excited to get to see christina and meet her fiance. i actually got to meet his awesome family too and christina's friend katie was the perfect addition to our little booth.

here's the setup:











here i am with my partner in crime. i love this girl and spending the day in her town was worth the trip alone.



down and out chic is one of my favorite online shops. don't these jewels look like candy? i picked up a pair of large studs and two hair pins. LOVE!



other notes of interest:

-people loved touching everything
-i ate two hot dogs (don't judge me)
-i felt like a carni, setting up and taking down in the same day
-i liked chatting with people facetoface
-it was so interesting seeing what people went for and what they didn't
-people like octopi (sam doesn't believe me that octopi is the plural)
-people like to talk about the weather



here i am with the adorable katie kortman. i just love her. one of the things that caught me off guard the most was the amount of friends that showed up to support me. the fact that they drove all the way to athens in the nasty weather was enough to make a girl feel really good. thank you all so much!

i also could never have done this without the help of my family. my sweet sister helped make the banner and tags and my mom took care of matilda and brought us the most delicious lunch and what can i say about this guy...



image courtsey of d&oc

he pretty much rules my world. thank you sam graham for not allowing my head to bob the entire drive home and for letting me be who i am and supporting me every step of the way.

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19 comments:

Katie said...

What a cute booth! Congrats on your first show!

Lindsay Széchenyi said...

Adorable booth! Do you think you'll do another show?

kate kiefer lee said...

everything looks perfect and i'm glad it was a success! i'm sorry we couldn't be there (we had a wedding).

the southern hostess said...

The booth looks great! Sounds like you had fun.

*plum*tree*studio* said...

So glad you had a great experience with your first craft fair! yay! I love to people watch when I'm at a show! It's amazing to hear what they have to say about your work. Your booth looked amazing and I loved your signs..too cute!! Congrats!!

Elizabeth said...

Your notes of interest are hilarious...people liked to touch everything :)

Claire Kiefer said...

looks awesome and y'all both looked so cute. what did people buy?

Sarah Esther said...

love the set up... everything is so chic looking! and despite 4000% humidity on saturday, you guys look like you had a blast!

Candace said...

You booth looked great. Hope you had good sales. I was happy with my first craft fair, but felt like I learned a lot at the same time.

Aren't you glad you did it?

Anna Liesemeyer said...

Just discovered your blog and shop through Christina. wow. absolutely adorable work! I hope I can have a little girl soon to adorn your dresses with!
:)

blueeyedfreckle said...

you are so sweet to put that. and I loved coming to see you and your adorable booth AND husband. you two were the cutest things ever sitting behind all those beautiful homemade grits goods. glad it was a success!

homemade grits said...

lindsay--i do think i'll do winter i.c.e., but i think 2 a year TOPS. it's quite exhausting.

candace--i am so glad i did it. great way to get feedback and my feet wet!

everyone--thanks so much!!

homemade grits said...

claire--i sold most of the dresses, lots of balls and camera straps, and a few bibs:)

passport in my pocket said...

the booth was quite the beauty! very eye-catching. it looks like you all had a beautiful day of weather, too – so much fun, wish I could have been there to support you ladies. Are you going to do more craft events in the future?

passport in my pocket said...

correction - just saw that you might do winter I.C.E. ! That's great.

handmadecharlotte said...

way to go.....i love meeting all of the people....craft fairs make me happy...cannot wait to see you in the next one...

Susanne said...

Wish I could have been there, every thing looked so cute! Where are both of your sandals from, I want a pair!

homemade grits said...

they are super cute, huh? swedish hasbeens

Diana said...

your set up is adorable!