Well. Now that I’ve somewhat recovered from this past market weekend, I thought I’d share some of what I saw, discovered and sold! 🙂
As usual I got most of the setting up done on Friday afternoon. It makes Saturday morning go so much smoother and allows me to sleep an extra 15 -30 minutes. And we all know just how much I love my sleep 😉
This month I changed up my display (again) and moved the big old trunk to stand on its own, on top of a stool from home. You can just see the corner of it in the bottom right corner. I used to have it on the table near the wall. Moving it gave me an extra 2 feet of table space! I’ll definitely be doing that again 🙂
I got a couple of requests from customers last month for flat cross necklaces. This is what I came up with. I’m hoping to find someone to play model for me soon so I can get them in the shop!
A couple of weeks ago I picked up a plain black hoodie, planning on stitching or gluing or painting something on the front to make it more interesting. Then I forgot about it… until Friday when I was setting up and started talking to one of the other vendors there. They specialize in custom heat transferred shirt and hoodie designs… They said they could whip something up with my shop name, so I brought the forgotten hoodie with me on Saturday. Less than 20 minutes later, I had it back, and was sporting my new hoodie most of the weekend!
I discovered a couple of other vendors that I hadn’t met before and fell in love with their creations! The first was Clint from Global Woodcrafters. The amazing frames and art above is all hand crafted by him! I was pretty tempted to steal the whole table with the Chalkboard frame and snowmen and bring it home with me 🙂
One of the other new things I discovered is Water Carved Creations. They make these amazing pieces of art out of stone and somehow slice through it with a water-saw-thingy (gotta love my “technical” terms). I was particularly drawn to that cross and the maple leaf. These pieces are almost something you have to see to truly appreciate… the cut edges are perfectly smooth! I can just imagine a few of these pieces hanging around my home!
All in all it was a successful, but exhausting weekend! I sold a ton of hats, several bracelet sets and a whole bunch of Ouchie Owls. I’ve got a little less than 2 weeks now to get caught back up on inventory before the next event! I’m gonna be one busy blonde!
Talya Tate Boerner says
Looks like an amazing event! Love the hats:)))
Where is this market? Looks fun!
This one is in Bowie, about 45 minutes north of Fort Worth. You should come visit me!! 🙂
Great pictures! I love those flat cross necklaces! And I spy a super cute Minion hat!
Oh, I absolutely love everything – and I had never heard of this market. Thanks! I"ll have to keep and eye out for it.
I want to come to a market! Love those wood crafts 🙂
Very cool creations there! I like the water carvings – I'd love to see how they do that!
Dawn Lopez says
Oh how fun, I love going to things like this and checking out all the cool stuff! Thanks for giving us a sneak peak! Congrats on selling your goodies too!
valmg @ MKIA says
Markets with small shops always have such interesting things!
Janeane Davis says
Thanks for sharing. It was fun to spend the weekend with you.
Glad your weekend went well! I really should check out local markets more often 🙂
Liz @ ANIAN says
You’re really talented and you have such a nice variety of items.
Yay for making money!!! Happy dance!
I love the hats in the top photo! The water carvings are really nice too!!
I love those hats, they are the cutest, now wonder they are top sellers for you. What a blessing to be so creative, love what you do and make money doing it.
So glad you had a great weekend. Your a very talented crafter. Good luck with all your future markets.
You have some great jewelry. I hope your little company skyrockets 🙂
I love the jewelry! So glad you are making what you do work for you!!! I wish I was half as creative!
The flat cross necklace is beautiful! Love those frames from Global Woodcrafters – so pretty!
Wow, love it all! It looks like a great place!
Congrats on a great show!
Stacie Connerty says
Looks like a great event. I love the Global Woodcrafters. I am addicted to buying nice wooden pieces for my home.
I love all the woodwork! And your hoodie looks awesome!
Love your set up, its gorgeous… My kids would go nuts for the Minion Hats!