The Husband and I went to our hometown arts and crafts show this past Friday and Saturday. I was SOOO glad the husband could go with me. For one, I'm a HORRIBLE salesperson. I'm extremely hard on myself when it comes to my photography so when you don't think it's good, how can you sell it? The husband got on to me Friday cause I would tell a customer the price, then say, "but I'll take whatever you'll give for it." After that, I pretty much let the husband handle all the talking!
Harley and I sat off to the side. He was so good. That was pretty much what he did the entire two days. Just laid there and napped. He also brought a lot of people over. He was a good attraction getter!
The show was at the local park, the one the husband and I were married in over 12 years ago. We had a spot in the Rec center. I reserved the bleachers which worked out awesome for the pictures.
And I was able to put a lot of my smaller things on the bottom bleachers.
We had mouse pads, calendars, makeup bags, magnets, postcards, mini frames, prints and framed prints. The husband did an excellent job selling. I was really pleased at what was sold.
There were a few distractions both days around our booth. On Friday, the vendor next to us fell in front of our booth. Scared us to death! The paramedics were called and we had her sit until they arrived and checked her out. The organizers kept apologizing for blocking our stuff but we were just glad the lady was okay. Her husband finally came and picked her up. Then on Saturday, the new vendor lady next to us was extremely ANNOYING. She parked her motorized Hoveround chair in front of our booth. People would try to get away from her and would completely miss our booth. The husband did really well biting his tongue. Turns out we weren't the only ones that she upset. The organizers told us at the end that several others had complained.
The show helped me get over my recent frustrations with my photography. I haven't taken the time to take pictures in awhile. The only time I grab my camera is when I head to the shelter. My booth in town has not been doing well and no sales from my website either. I was thinking of closing everything and throwing in the towel. I just saw it as a waste of money every month. Now, I think I'll keep my website. Added a Facebook page to help promote it. Plan to keep my booth in town until Christmas. Most likely, though, I will close it at the first of the year. We'll just have to wait and see what the future brings!