It's been almost two years since I participated in a craft show. And next week I'll be in two! The opportunity came up and I decided to go for it. First of all I love being in craft shows. The people are the best. And talk about a boost to your ego..it's guaranteed to make you feel better.
Having said all that. I'd forgotten how much hard work goes into it. I have in excess of 300 onesies and tees to sell. I've pressed them all, and put them in plastic sleeves. (to keep them clean) Just that has taken me several days.
I wanted some cute baskets lined with fabric to display them in. I was in for a financial surprise when I priced those things. I need at least 8 and they were around $10.00 each. Ouch. So..I found some cute fabric and "cuffed" the clear plastic shoe boxes that I use to store my garments in. Bingo! It's super cute, and cost less than $30.00.
I also needed a sign. I had a piece of foam board the right size. So I covered it in some of the "cute" fabric, got some wooden letters, painted them, glued them down, and Wha La! A sign.
I dug around and found my old tableclothes I used to use to cover my plastic tables. I washed them today and tomorrow I'll iron them.
I'm just about ready. I want to press some extra Christmas designs. I'm selling my inventory from when I was "Twin Sisters Ink". So most of my garment designs are one of a kind. Not a lot of multiples. But, I do want to have several sizes available for some of my more popluar designs. That will take some time too.
Tuesday was Oliver's (my grandson) first birthday. And I babysat him today. So for the next three days I need to put my nose to the grindstone.
The show is on Monday and then I have another one on Thursday. Maybe my hard work will pay off. I'll have a little Jingle in my pocket and I won't have so many garments to store. But mostly I'm looking forward to just being in a craft show again.