- an assortment of fabric covered button, vintage button and cabochon hair pins
- doll quilts
- scallop christmas garlands
- quilted mug rugs
- a few patchwork ornaments left from last year's saleedible treats: candied curried pecans, chocolate almond butter crunch, peanut butter and chocolate assorted goodies, caramel cream sandwich cookies, and ambrosia macaroons.
- paper and fabric gift tags
Nadia from Red Sonja Designs did my labels again this year and they looked fantastic. She is so talented. Buy her photo lamps! They're beautiful!! Or if you're in the market for graphic design, she's your gal. End plug.
We started the sale an hour earlier this year, and the traffic steady from the getgo. I can't believe how many people came through. We didn't pay for advertising this year, beyond having posters and postcards (designed by Nadia) printed up. We relied on social media, in large part, to get the word out. I can tell that Ottawa is hungry for handmade goods as most sellers seemed to be happy with their sales.
I packaged my edible goodies in clear bags this year, as another food vendor instructed me to do last year. It made a huge difference and I sold/bartered nearly 60 bags of goodies. My hair pins almost sold out, so those will be repeated next year. I think some clever packacing on the garlands would help folks figure out what they were: even though we had strung some up on the wall and on the front of the table, lots of people asked 'what are these??'.
Here are a few pics from the day; even one of me to start them off!
Are any of you participating in or organizing craft shows this year? I'd love to compare experiences!