Flower Girl Dress by Whimsy Wendy

Flower Girl Dress by Whimsy Wendy
dropping petals... one by one.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Pretty Settings

Photos from the Kohler show... Probably one of my favorite set ups! I really liked the eye catching color and the layout. I had tons of great comments and a lot of "oooohh" and "ahhhhhs". My favorite reactions from people! I think it is almost as good as getting paid!
I used the garden trellis for this event. I really think it lend ed itself to room... there were a lot of garden stores with fresh flowers, potted plants for spring gardens and garden accouterments.
Sales were slow, but I had a lot of feedback and a lot of card takers. By the way, friends have led me to www.vistaprint.com for VERY well priced business cards, postcards, and note cards. I love them!!!!
Next month I have a princess party at Kid-Do in Menomonee Falls on May 18th. They'll have up-dos, manicures and lots of girly stuff for sale! Should be fun.. after that... the daddy of them all.... Strawberry Festival in Cedarburg Wisconsin. I think the date is June 28-29. That is an even all on its own!
p.s. thanks for the comment regarding what to pack. You're so right! Money!!! I did actually do a show last year, and only by the grace of God, remembered an hour or so before it started that I needed money!!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Getting Ready For the "Big Dance"!

I am back!! After rest and re cooperation from a very long winter, I'm diving back in!

Right now, I am in the midst of getting ready for, what I hope will be, one of my biggest shows of this year. Next weekend I have a booth at the American Club in Kohler Wisconsin! These pictures of my stash of oil cloth lunch bags is just the start of my preparation. I love the retro patterns on the fabric. And so sturdy!! I buy these reasonably priced fabrics through http://www.denverfabrics.com/.
Great selection. Now I have about 20 more to zip together. They are so cheerful, it's hard not to get a kick out of them while they are being peiced together. My girls and I have come up with a number of fabric variations - there isn't one I don't like!

After the Spring Marketplace in Kohler, I'm setting my sites on the annual Strawberry Festival in Cedarburg, Wisconsin... around the 20th or so.

Which leads me to my on-going list of "Need to Have" for a craft show:

  • products
  • product tags
  • sharpies
  • ribbon
  • duct tape
  • scotch tape
  • scissors
  • table/s
  • table coverings
  • arbor (I use for my display)
  • Whimsy Wendy sign
  • snacks/ water bottles
  • sales permit number
  • receipts
  • credit card forms
  • calculator
  • product photo album
  • rolling card to put all of this in!
  • bags for purchases (3 sizes)
  • business cards
  • thank you cards
  • custom order forms

A work in progress... I'm sure I'll add more to it tomorrow! Feel free to add your reminders...