Sunday, February 21, 2010

To sum up my first craft show experience:

 Thanks to my Mom, Bee, Val and Dav for helping and thanks to my family who came to support me :D

I had the cutest little girl as my first customer. She bought a froggy ring but she was a little bit camera shy and I couldn't get a good photo. She's the daughter of one of the ladies of http://www.etsy.com/shop/2craftychicksonline


I heard two japanese girls repeatedly saying "kawaii" as they chatted in Japanese and looked at all the cute stuff on my table. It made me giggle.

I sold a handbag! Yippee!

I had a customer tell me that the little girl on my business card looks like me. Which is good because it is me!

Lesson learned: always check your money. I paid a toonie ($2) to learn this lesson. Actually, I'm not sure if it was a customer who gave me this or if it was in the roll that I got from the bank. Anyone know what the coin on the left is? I can't even read it.

Update! I figured it out with the help of some people in the Etsy forums. It's a Thai coin. 10 Baht. Worth about $0.30 haha

It was a good experience and I look forward to my next show at the end of March. :)
Hopefully I will get around to photo taking this week and get some new stuff in the webshop.

7 comments:

danielle maveal said...

Congrats! Your booth looks adorable =^.^=

Miranda said...

Yay! Glad you had a awesome time at your first craft show! <3 Hopefully you'll have many more wonderful craft shows. :D

weezawear said...

Congrats on your first show! You booth looks awesome!

work-and-process said...

That looks very cute! I always like to read about your blog so I gave you a beautiful blogger award.
You can read more about it here:
http://work-and-process.blogspot.com/2010/02/beautiful-blogger-award.html

Thank you! Bye,
Marieke

TBones said...

Loved your table at the Market! And My daughter loves her little ring - although it seems to have disappeared already, she has a habit of hiding things around the house. I'm sure it will turn up soon and I will try to snag a better picture for you :) Thanks for the link to my etsy shop, I'll be sure to link back. Hope to see you at another craft fair soon. If you have a minute, please check out the forum on my website: http://www.ladybonesonline.com/forum If you scroll down to the bottom, there is a category about the craft business where you can share tips and experiences, post craft fair dates, advertise your own shops etc. I JUST set this up, so I'm sure it will take some time to get going, but I will be inviting all the vendors at every craft fair, so hopefully it will catch on and we can all learn from each other.
Thanks again :)
Tanya (Two Crafty Chicks)

OneCraftyFox said...

Fantastic! I wish you much success :)

mimisleepwalks said...

ur booth is adorable :)
I missed it by a few days!!!
the thai coin story just makes your post all the more interesting!!
congrats. I'm so happy to see you with a cute little booth with all your stuff