Sunday, April 17, 2011

Youtique Craft Show

That was me Saturday. It has been quite some time since I have done a show. Feels like it anyway. This show was set up my the Michigan Artisans. It was their Youtique show. Love that name :) The Youtique is a shopping event with the community in mind. Each event has a featured charity and a silent auction chock full of goodies from the vendors. I hope to be a part of their shows again.

My table was on the teeny side - about 3x3. I practiced my set up for a 4x3. But no biggie.

The box with the embroidery is set up the same as I practiced. I do need something to actually show them all. I do not think that could have happened in this space though. I was thinking maybe a hinged set of cupboard doors with a screen instead of the solid door panel to hang them from. or even something taller to set up next to - or instead of - the table.

The bags were just "spilling" out of a storage box thingy. It sort of worked. Looked better when on a larger table though.

I decided to use the chairs off to the side. It almost worked...almost. The pic below shows the bag chair...which looked better later on with some rearranging.
The other side of the table had the pillows. I have an old suitcase that I propped open with two filled pillows set inside & the rest waterfalling over the lip. No close up pic, but you can see it up in that first shot.

Anyone have any ideas for pillow displays?

Luckily, there were some hooks on the wall behind the chair (it looks black in that pic above). I hung a couple of the large bags. That did work :)


Duni said...

Sounds great! What a wonderful opportunity for people to get to know the artist behind TILT.
I've never done a craft show before and I admire everyone who has!!!

Anonymous said...

Glad you had a great time! Set up is hard- especially when you have larger items and a small table to work with!

storybeader said...

yes, I was looking for the table... kind of a dark photo. Chairs are a good idea for pillows. Maybe if you had 2-3 folding chairs next to each other, and put a blanket over them, you could kinda make a couch. People love pillows on couches (and beds)! {:-D

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

I change my display set up all the time! I love my new wood display racks, but now I'm thinking they need a solid background instead of a slatted one! I wish I had ideas for you!