Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Our last Craft show of the Season
On Dec 12th and 13th we did our last craft show of the season. We took a few shots that day and we wanted to take more but our camera battery died... figures.
Anyway, the SOWA Holiday Market is always a fun show for us. The promoters do an excellent job with advertising and picks a great mix of quality artisans. We highly recommend checking it out next year. The same promoter has other shows called SOWA Open Market that happen over the summer which we have heard good things about.
The crowds were filling up the entry way to stay warm on this very chilly Sat morning.
Setting up is always fun...NOT! No matter how many times we do a show we are always second guessing the best way and most effective way to layout our booth space. Placement of the tables, believe it or not, is very important on making a pleasant shopping experience.
Arranging our ornaments on the table, as well as hanging them on our trees helps our customers see the pieces at their best.
Our very popular Baby's First Christmas is always selling out. This year we did this ornament in tones of pinks for the show.
We enjoy doing craft show because you really get to see the reactions to certain designs and themes. One of the new designs we had this year was our new Mini Snowman Wind Catchers. People really enjoyed these guys. They could be making an appearance online next year - stay tuned!!
After two days and many shoppers later it was time to clean up and reflect on the show and start thinking of new ideas for next year.