Ya’ll! I was so nervous and so worried about the first craft show I’ve ever done. So imagine how EXCITED and THRILLED I was when I won a cash prize of $100 and a HUGE blue ribbon for Best of Show in the Other crafts category at the Jubilee in Bennettsville? Love the ribbon, don’t you???
I had such a good time! And crazy? I went all out - - I even wore the apron, made myself a cutesy little fabric flower pin using the Big Shot, added my pins I’ve gotten from Stampin Up for promotions, etc. I WAS Crafty Carla! So NOT me! Or is it? The pockets in the apron WERE prety cool and very convenient! Kinda like driving a van!
I set my 10x10 space up in a u-shape thinking that people would just walk right on “in” my little store! But never considered where I would be. I needed a cage or a podium or something to be stationed in because I was ALWAYS right in the way. A little TOO enthusiastic maybe?
Don’t ya’ll love those tablecloths? I got them from a wedding supply place for a total of $50 for ALL of them. They are fitted, go to the floor and fit my three 6 foot tables and one 4 foot table. I love them!
I guess being right in the way and wearing my apron and red shoes was a great way to meet people. There were lots of just really nice folks in Bennettsville. (HI, everybody!) So here’s some more pictures of the “layout” for you to see…
Also, WE Stampin Up demonstrators recognize things like gift card holders for what they are but a sign sure helps those who have never seen a really cool tin of magnets! Of course, I’m happy to demonstrate!
I used a cookbook to display the bookmarks and baskets to put stuff in! Notice that SAME stamp set! And I wasn’t even gonna order it!
I really do wish I had some cool display stuff for the things I want to hang and the things I want to highlight or show off at a higher angle. I bet YOU know what would work. Please share it here…. please?
Bored yet? There’s still MORE! Here’s the last picture I will share with you today. It’s your turn to talk – tell me what you think and send me your suggestions! Because I’m gonna do it all over again this weekend in Salley, South Carolina, at The Chitlin Strut! I’ll be outdoors and will have a tent….can’t wait! I’ll have some more to show you in the next few days including close ups of the projects, the prices I charged and where the directions are to make your own!
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