Monday, August 17, 2009

After the craft show

We made it through the craft show and I guess we did OK. We didn't sell a lot but we did have some sales so it wasn't a complete bust. I really think the weather and the economy were working against us, it was cool and we mostly ended up with scattered rain showers and lots of lookers. Hopefully next year will be better, and on the plus side I have a lot of cuffs and key fobs to list.

One of the things that really worked at the show was the display rack E made for the cuffs:

It still needs a bit of tweaking to get it just right but it worked perfectly. It was pretty simple to build too, 2" by 1" pine board, some screws to attach it all and small hinges to attach the legs. Once E is done making a few changed I'm going to stain and seal it.
This is the rest of my display:

The baskets worked well for everything except the key fobs, they really needed to be out and visible so E is working out a display for them too. It will be similar to the cuff rack but will have hooks to hand the fobs.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Final push

It's been a while again but I've been busy trying to get ready for the museum craft show which is tomorrow. I'm not sure how many people may have been reading last year, but this is the same show that got cancelled then due to torrential rain. So far the weather looks good, just scattered showers on the forecast so we should be fine.

Overall I think I'm ready, but there's always that little chunk of my brain which is worried about something getting forgotten. I just have to keep telling myself that it's all going to plan and to stop panicking. One thing I'm a bit disappointed about is that I didn't get as many pieces made as I had hoped. I did get a lot of smaller pieces, like cuffs and key fobs, done and maybe hopefully I'll be able to have more done for the next one. E was also nice enough to take my rambling ideas and gestures and translate them into a display for the cuffs. I put the camera in with everything so I definitely get pictures of the set up and post them. It may not be until Sunday though, I'm guessing I'm going to just collapse in a heap when I get home tomorrow.