Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Handmade Chicago and Updates!

Hey everyone! Sorry I took so long to post after the market this weekend, I've been recouping. But now I'm recouped, so here we go.

Here is a picture of my booth this past weekend:

It was pretty dark in the place so sorry about the shoddy photo quality.

It went really well, it was way too short, but that's okay. Being my very first craft show I learned a whole lot. I'll be posting a "what I learned" post on Over Extracted later today. It might be good to read if you are interested in doing a craft show yourself sometime.

I met a whole lot of cool people and swapped some and bought some and had some people buy some from me. It was really great and super fun. I got a lot of great feedback on packaging and display so that made me pretty happy. I don't think I will be doing it again in December simply because they allowed smoking and I thought it would be okay, but my throat is still hurting from it (the guy in the next spot over was smoking the whole show, lame).

So I scooted myself into another local craft sale on a friend's suggestion (thanks Carolyn!). So I'm going to have a table at the Sycamore Pumpkin Festival High School Craft Show on Saturday the 27th and Sunday the 28th from 9am to 5pm. It's actually supposed to be really good and I'm looking forward to spreading the word about Craft Leftovers to people who may not normally be into blogs/recycled craft projects.

On that note, I've decided to not do a large shop update until after I send out Craft Leftovers Monthly on the 29th. I think it would just be too much to try to get done.

On the topic of Craft Leftovers Monthly, it will be going on sale on Monday, October 22nd. I have lots of fun stuff planned out for it. I will post a preview Sunday night so be looking for it.

Well kiddos, I think that's all! See you on Saturday!

Kristin

1 comment:

ganderhaus said...

You meant another Carolyn eh? I don't know if I recommended anything. I'll try to make it to the craft fair though! Good luck!