I did it, I can cross it off my Bucket list, I have now officially been a vendor...Yea!
Everything was perfect! The travel, set up, fellow vendors, customers, take down, and even the weather was perfect. It was a little warm, but I honestly did not notice under the shade of my tent.
My friends Janice, Stephanie, and I got up at 4:30....That would be am YIKKES and drove the truck around the corner from the hotel, unloaded, and set up our booths
Here's The Polka Dot Closet
Here's my friend Janice's booth
The show opened at 9am with 218 vendors
This cabinet sold for $95 before the show started, pretty funny, the guy I sold it to asked me if that was my best price.....Ah yea, since the show did not even officially open for 15 minutes!
I was using my little pocket camera, so excuse the pictures
This was my table full of small crafting items
I put my fabric flowers on my dress form. I made my fabric flowers into pins and added vintage bling to the center and sold them for $10 each
The fabric flower tutorial is Here
The dress form tutorial is Here
Well, this looks a little messy, kind of like after a storm my neighbors ran around my yard and gathered my belongings that were salvageable lol!
I thought my booth looked Ok, of course you wish you had a day to set it up, but since you don't, you do the best you can
Oh CRIPES, I hate pictures of myself, but I know as a blogger people like to know who they are reading so, it is with great reservation that I publish this picture.
I have to say a HUGE HI to all of my blog readers that stopped by. I don't in any way want to sound like a pompous butt, I just want you to know I was overwhelmed by your kindness, I had readers that brought me gifts and threw out phrases like, inspiration, love your blog, and you encouraged me to start crafting again. Here's the deal, in my real life I'm just Carol, the lady that likes to craft, but for 7 hours on April 28, 2012 the second anniversary of my first blog post you made me feel like a "Rock Star" and for that, there is not a Thank You large enough!
My next post I'll share with you fellow vendors booths, what did and didn't sell, and give you an insight into my experience along with the good, the bad, and if would I do it again........Oh yea, this is a cliff hanger if I ever heard one.