Monday, September 21, 2009

Weekend Wrap-up

Our mommy is taking over the blog today to tell us about her craft show this weekend but be sure to tune in tomorrow for a Tortie Telling Tuesday and we'll fill you in on what happened at home while mommy was gone. She doesn't know about it yet and we really don't want her to know but we'll tell you tomorrow! Anyway, we'll turn the blog over to mommy for today only...

I participated in my very first craft show this weekend at Village Green Gardens in Cottage Grove, OR. I think I slept about 4 hours Friday night in anticipation of the show and woke up to this sight from my home office (I don't usually see sunrises as I prefer to be sleeping at that time of day)!
Anyway, I was asked to be in this show by a fellow Etsyian, Michelle from SissySoap. She and her sister Maranda were there with their soap and had extra space so let me show my BeadedTail jewelry there. Here's my display:
Here's all the wonderful soapy/body care goodies from SissySoap:
Saturday was overcast and rainy but Sunday was sunny, 70 degrees and gorgeous! We had a great time, had a lot of lookers, several buyers and tons of compliments! In addition to selling, I also took an opportunity to check out the gardens and other sights, which were gorgeous.
The flowers were beautiful!
And the dogs were adorable!
I also did a little shopping and I also found this bag that I tried really, really hard to resist but I just couldn't. It is just so cute that I HAD to have it! Sadie checked it over to see if it moo'd.
Angel asked "Got milk?".
We had a great weekend and now I've caught the craft show bug! I learned a lot this weekend and hope to do more shows this fall. Thanks so much to Michelle and Maranda for letting me "tail" along! I appreciate it!

42 comments:

Grampy said...

I am glad you enjoyed the show. You will get the bug. I had it. I use to do gel candles.Had to stop because of my wife's breathing problems.
Hope you had business cards you could had out. You would be surprised how that helps.
Well good luck crafting lady.

Anya said...

Wow!!
Your jewelry looks beautiful :)
Your Mommy had a wonderful day, we can see that !!!
Amazing shots all ...

Cat with a Garden said...

That must have been such a cool experience. Inspiration is the most valuable thing you can get from a show we guess. Chilli says she wants to crawl into that bag and snooze the day away.

Kira The BeaWootiful said...

Congrats on doing well with your first show! I am sure you learned a lot. It must have been very helpful to have someone with you who knew what they were doing! I have been doing shows for over 20 years! (Ahhhhg! Am I that old?????) If you need help or advise, please ask!
-Pamela

Ann said...

Your display looks great. It sounds like you had a wonderful time. That bag is really cool. Thanks for sharing all the great photos from the day.

The Creek Cats said...

What a gorgeous sunrise!
Concatulations on your first craft show! Wish we could have been there, your jewelry is pawsome!

The Monkeys said...

It looks like you had a great time and we love the moo bag!

the casbah kitten said...

Oh how fun! And your display is beautiful. I hope you did well with sales as well as enjoyed a fun weekend. I've always wanted to do craft shows but haven't wanted to try it alone. Good luck with all the ones in the future!

Hot Rocks said...

Congratulations on your first craft sale!Your display is nice, and sounds like it was a fun show. Love the new bag...I am a sucker for new bags too!

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Glad woo had a nice learning AND fruitful shopping experience!

Tank woo fur sharing the beaWOOtiful sunrise!

I khan't wait to read about the khat-ventures on Tuesday!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra
PeeEssWoo: Hi Sadie! My word is CATICIE!

Roses and Lilacs said...

Good morning. I went to a craft show too. Met a woman who sells jewelry and various stones and beads for crafters to make their own jewelry. Anyway, she travels all over the country all year long. Interesting, she had a little dog with here sleeping in her trailer.
Marnie

Chris said...

Beautiful display! Looks like you had a great time. :)

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

Glad to hear the craft show went well...and your display looks awesome! I would never have guessed this was your first show by looking!
All the photos are great too :)

NICO Designs said...

First of all, congrats on the sale. And isn't it fun? I, too, now have the bug after my first show.
Your display looked great and so professional. And how awesom to be able to enjoy such views. What a nice addition to the show.

missbreezysbox said...

Lovely display. I've been wanting to do a craft show, but don't have anyone to share a booth with. Great bag.

Splendid Little Stars said...

Oh, the sunrise is so beautiful! I am usually sleeping at that time, too. But I do love sunsets. Those I am awake for.
glad your craft show was so successful. enjoyed all your photos.
Hey guys, thanks for sharing YOUR blog!

CBLandCO. Jewelry And Gifts said...
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CBLandCO. Jewelry And Gifts said...

So glad you had a wonderful time Sharla! The gardens and your booth are just beautiful! Here's wishing you gals much success for the upcoming fall / Holiday show season :)

The OP Pack said...

Your display looked very nice. It sounds like it was overall a good experience. Loved the sunrise, the moo moo bag, and the flowers. Good luck with future shows.

Now we can't wait to hear what happened at home:)

Tail wags, the OP Pack

Chris said...

what a beautiful start to an exciting day. I'm sure it was a wonderful opportunity for you to showcase your jewelry

Reese =^..^= said...

That looks like it was a lot of fun. I look forward to hearing about your future shows.

tahtimbo said...

You had a great display and I am very glad that it went well. My wife's friend does pottery and she has, in the past few years, started going to craft fairs and Christmas shows. She really enjoys it.
Once again, I'm glad that the show went well.

Judy Nolan said...

I'm glad you had a wonderful day at your first craft show! Your display looked very professional!

Lin said...

Cute bag! Sounds like it was a good day! Did you make lots of money??? :)

Amanda said...

Glad to hear that the show was successful! And, how fun that you were able to share the day, and booth with Michelle! I wish an Angel lived close to me!!!!
Thanks for sharing. Love the photos of the pets looking into the "cow" bag!

myan photography/zuppaartista said...

sounds like a fun weekend! and what a cute bag!
:)

Vanessa said...

Congrats on your first craft show! Any words of wisdom? I'm participating in my first show this fall :)

Theresa said...

Very nice set-up and how lovely of Michelle and Maranda to include you. Hope you enjoyed it!

Shinade aka Jackie said...

Love the bag, love your jewelry, love the photos and I am so excited for you.

This is something that Walter and I will need to learn as well down the road!!

I hope you sold bunches and bunches because it is all so very lovely!!

I would have bought the bag too!! I'm very happy for you!!

Jackie:-)

Meghann LittleStudio said...

We are so glad you had a great time, though, if we had that view from our home office, it would have been hard to tear ourselves away.
Have a great day, and we can't wait to see what the furbabies were up to this past weekend!
Meghann and Arwen the Wonder Dog

The Island Cats said...

Wow...what fun! Our mom did a craft show years ago...she and a friend made wreaths...they had lots of lookers, lots of compliments, but just a few sales...we think your jewelry is great! We hope you have much success at future shows!

Rose Works Jewelry said...

Congrats on catching the bug! Maybe if I can get better we can meet up at one of these one of these days :)

gengen said...

Your jewelry store is stunning. I am here to tell you that i featured you in my blog. I hope you can visit and please do not get upset for not asking permission...thanks.

Three Fates said...

Your jewelry looks great. Glad you had a good time at the show, it sounds like it was fun! And bag is adorable.

Furkidsmom said...

We're glad you had such a good show. Mom and Auntie El did the Cat Show circuit for years and had lots of fun. They don't do many shows now, but they still enjoy the ones they do.

Mom really likes that bag!!


Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

Cinnamon Girl aka Reeni♥ said...

Your really have a lot of jewelry made - it looks so good - really nice displays. I'm glad you had fun and liked it! I love your new bag.

The Army of Four said...

Woo! Beautiful sunrise! What a gorgeous setting for your show. Mom said your display looked VERY professional and she'd want to stop and shop!
That new bag is cool - and Angel made Ammy laugh (not that it takes much).
Glad you had a good time!
Luv,
Dave

Your Daily Cute said...

Glad you had a great time. I'm sure it was fabulous to get the word out more about your shop -- such beautiful things! :)

And as usual, I can't wait for Tortie Tuesday tomorrow! (Be sure to come by the Cute and help pick out Pimp and Moo's Halloween costumes for Two Cats Tuesday!)

Jan Mader said...

Your display looked great and your jewlery is beautiful.

Congratulations! Creative people sure do have fun!!!!!!!!

Author (Milo and Alfie's Mom) said...

Oh I'd so LOVE to have been able to visit that craft fair. Your display looked wonderful and I would have loved to see all the items.

TiLT said...

awesome! love the bag too :) looks like the furkids do too

thatdesigngal said...

Well Congratulations on a successful craft show!!! Your setup looked awesome!! WOOHOO, you go!