Craft Lake City
August 12, 2009 in Uncategorized
Last weekend I spent a perfect Saturday at Slug’s first annual “Craft Lake City”. I was juried into the show with 70 other local artists. The weather could not have been more perfect, I was a little worried about the possibility of rain when I first arrived but by the time the event actually started it was sunny and cool.
I shared a booth with my extremely talented sister in law, Sophie. She makes the neatest jewelry, mostly from handcrafted polymer clay beads that she puts a ton of time and detail into. We had a great spot in the center of the Gallivan Center and I couldn’t have asked for a better booth partner!
Chris and Aimee helped me set up my half of the booth fairly quickly, I hung my handmade items on one rack and my screen printed items on a seperate rack. I had three dress forms I used to display my favorite items and a little table that I placed diagonally at the side. I felt pretty good about how my booth looked especially because I had no idea what I was doing.. this was my first attempt at a craft fair!
I had my first sale before the event technically even started and it just kept getting better. It was neat to be able to talk to people in person verses my usual online interaction I get with my customers. It was fun to see their faces when they saw something they really liked and watching them try things on. I’ve never received as many nice compliments in my life – it was very unexpected but made me feel great! All in all it was a complete success, business was great and getting to meet and chat with all of the different people was even better. Can’t wait for next year! Thank you to everyone who helped me prepare for this.. especially Chris and Aimee – couldn’t have done it without them and their endless support. A huge thanks goes out to everyone who stopped by and visited the Sorry Clementine booth too! xoxo