1 year ago
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Just finished up a two day craft show. Day one, we set up starting at 6:00 a.m. and the day ended at 8:00 p.m. Day two was from 9:00 to 4:00 and we were loaded up and on the way home by 5:00 p.m. I am totally exhausted, my feet are killing me, I have bruises that I have no idea how I got and I am thoroughly thrilled. This was, hands down, the best show I have ever done. In the first day I sold as much as I normally sell in two days and the second day I made half of the first day's sales. I really thought I had ample inventory made up and would probably have quite a bit left to take to my next show in 3 weeks, but boy was I wrong. I think I started with 26 wreaths and 7 tote boxes full of table arrangements, plus I had at least half a dozen arrangements too big to put into totes. I packed up 8 wreaths and 3 tote boxes to bring back home. As for jewelry, I sold what I normally do as far as necklaces and bracelets, but easily a third of my earring supply is gone, where I usually just sell a few pair to go with whatever necklace or bracelet is sold. I am still in shock from the extent of my sales and wondering how I'm going to get enough inventory built back up for the next show. I've always joked about how it would be too bad if I didn't have anything to pack up when a show was over and today I almost found out what that would be like! I know I'm going to get very little sympathy over this and that's okay cause I'm going to be crying (happy tears) all the way to the bank!!