Tuesday, December 2, 2008
i had a space in a christmas boutique last friday and saturday (did you notice my shop was empty?). thankfully i didn't have to drive far (2 blocks) because it made for a very long weekend. my sales were decent, but overall the show was very slow. saturday was nearly dead. my husband brought me my iphone after a couple hours so i could entertain myself.
i'd rather i wasn't actually in that shot above, but i had to hold the papered window up in the back of my booth because i didn't want you to have to look entirely into the booth behind me. no, i don't typically pose like that!
here are just 2 of my many helpers, mom and j. it was awesome to have them around. and when it was time to break down saturday afternoon, we were done and back home in - get this - 17 minutes! i think thats some sort of record.
so here's a peak at all that i was offering at the show, and some of what i'll be putting in my shop. i have 4 sets of these adorable slippers left.
almost all of the headbands sold. they always do better in person. i need a better way to show how adorable they are online. i'm in the process of making more of them.
here's a fun new product i've been dying to try - checkbook covers! they turned out so cute. i only have a handful left, but will be making more of these as well. these are gonna go fast!
the pencil rolls were a huge hit, too. i've only got one left. need to make more, as well.
stacks of chubby buton magnets.
new tea towels!!! i am loving these! (this one sold, but i hope to make more)
another fun one, stacking bowls.
and those acorns!
chubby button pushpins - already back in the shop - great little stocking stuffers.
the journal covers and posy pins were big hits, too.
and the crayon rolls are all gone! there are only a few travel tissue cases left in the shop (another stocking stuffer. for 4 bucks? come on!).
almost all of the clips and pony tail holders are gone, too.
in the back of the window display in a twin sized duvet cover, covered in appliqued flowers.
lots of fun posy hair clips.
isn't she just the cutest assistant ever?! we got to have "special time" together each day for a couple hours. she did awesome, after a few times of coaching on how to interact with customers ("when someone is looking at something, don't go walk in front of them and start playing with that something"). she's got the bug to start selling her own things. she's been asking me for months if she could make stuff to sell and i have been gently putting it off (1st idea was paper purses. they're super cute, but really impractical.). but there was a little girl there selling cheesy little foam ornaments (her mom's words, not mine) in her dad's booth, and she was raking it in! who could resist a little girl smiling at you, asking for a buck? maybe next time, gracie. we gotta work on your product line. in my free time. when will that be? who knows, i just made myself a huge task list as i wrote this post!
Posted by lindsey at 8:30 PM