Friday, November 20, 2009

The Show


So yesterday was tons of fun! Having never participated in an event like this, I didn't quite know what to expect. It was so encouraging. I felt like a legitimate business gal with a real business. (even though I still so stink at the business side of things... You should have seen me trying to price my products. I'm a mess.) It was so neat to be in a room full of creative women and seeing their craft. Check out some of the businesses that I was introduced to yesterday:


And these were just the ones that I was able to grab cards from. I can't wait to go back through my program and check out the other sites.

Part of the fun and stress was planning my table layout. I was worried about how to make it look good on very little money. I scrounged around the house and borrowed from friends and family. My favorite find was the sewing machine drawers to use to hold my notecards. (Thanks Mom and Molly!) Here's the gist of it:



And here's my booth neighbor and a peak at her photo jewelry. You might recognize her from her blog, Kotori. We were both sporting the cutest little vendor aprons that she made for us. (Can't believe I didn't snap a pic of this: Boo.) Apparently you can make one "quite easily" by following her DIY, but I prefer the DIFM method (Do It For Me: Thanks Tonya!).


All in all, it was a wonderfully exhausting day. I'm feeling quite ready for the weekend, and some relaxing, and that bottle of wine. Hope you have a great weekend too!

16 comments:

amy and ann said...

hope it was a huge success!! yea...the weekend is here. lets talk soon.amy

ms. less is always more said...

WOW! Your table looks great... and I love the picture of you two gals! So adorable!

Jenny said...

Your table was so great! I loved how you had it setup.

Liv said...

It looks great. I thought signing up for an event like this, then I went to event and realized I was not ready for it. I'm glad it went so well for you.

Melissa Blake said...

Ahhh, everything looks great! :)

Jackie said...

Your table looks great! Sounds like it was a lot of fun, especially with Tonya next to you! You girls are so cute. Have a great weekend!

Magchunk said...

Two of my favorite crafty ladies! Erin, your table looks fabulous! The red basket really shows off your stuff.

So glad you had a great time!

Kacey R. said...

That is wonderful! I am sure you were a big hit!

Lillymom said...

Your table and products looked great! Love my notecards I got from you.
You and Tonya did a great job setting up those booths. Lovely! Have a great weekend.

Charity said...

Sounds like a blast! :o)

Joyce said...

Everything looked wonderful! I hope you made lots of sales and contacts. Enjoy the bottle of wine. xo

paula said...

It looks fabulous! so exciting. Love the pic of you and Tonya, so pretty.

Kristin said...

Woop woop for both you fabulous ladies. As a faithful fan of you guys, I'm so happy to hear it went well!

Haven and Home said...

How fun, wish I was there to see all the booths!

Blueprint Bliss said...

Wish I could have been there. Looks like lots of fun.

Down and Out Chic said...

your table looks great! you did an awesome job, i especially like the wire crates. i'm getting ready for my first craft show next weekend and i'm so nervous. bleh.