Sunday, May 3, 2009

Craft Show Complete

Yesterday's craft show went pretty well. My Serenity bag was a huge hit and did not make it home with me... and I went home to design 13 more different embroidered messenger bag ideas :) The blue floral Bizarro clutch found a new home too. I think I need to post my new stuff here more regularly since 2 of the last 3 sold...and the one that did not wasn't even on display. And that's just one of the changes I decided to make.

I took my son with me again. He told me parents he was bored, yet while we were there he was talking about improvements for next time. But still, it couldn't have been too bad for him if he wants to go again. Some of his ideas were merely things for him to fill the time with, but he did help me towards some other changes I will be making.

I did leave the show with lots of new ideas though. And not just show improvements. I have decided that I will be changing my shop. I am not giving out all the details yet...especially since I am still banging some of them out. It will involve more clear cut "lines". Casual -v- "dressy"...which can be in the eye of the beholder, but it'll help me narrow down what I offer. Within each I'll have a small, medium and large bag...all different designs of course. I can't not have a variety of styles. But they should have a more cohesive flow. And it will involve lots more embroidery and buttons :)

I can say that it involves a HUGE sale.

I want to get all the items that won't mesh with the new flow, so later this week I will have a $10 and $20 clearance section in my shop. So if there's a bag of mine you've had your eye on but it was too pricey at the time...now it won't be :)

One last goodbye...No pics of everything since some things that sold were not listed yet :)




10 comments:

BeadedTail said...

Congrats on the sales! Wishing you much success on your new products!

storybeader said...

so glad things went well. And am anxious to see your new changes. Glad the son didn't think it was a complete waste!

Rose Works Jewelry said...

Good luck with your sale!

Splendid Little Stars said...

Congratulations! I look forward to seeing your new items and changes. Good luck with it all!

MagdaleneJewels said...

Sounds like you had a perfect show!
I have found that one interesting aspect of doing craft shows is not what you sell, but what you learn. Each show I have done I have learned new methods of selling and displaying my items (which totally helps sales). Anyone having upcoming shows my biggest advice is to interact with your customers, and those whose booths are around your, like I said you learn alot. So I am completely looking forward to the new and revamped TILT!!!!!! I know you will do great.

Tulip's Talking said...

You have me all excited and looking forward to the "new" you/shop! You mind sounds like it is swimming in good ideas.

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

Congrats...glad the show went well :)
Can't wait to see the updated shop!

glorybe1024 said...

Congrats on your success! I am still not brave enough to do a show. Someday...

uniquecommodities said...

congrats to you and looking forward to seeing all of your shop changes

Becky said...

Congrats - it always hit or miss at these things, so I'm glad you had a successful day! :D