Tuesday, November 6, 2012

WOYWW - Arts and Crafts Fair

UPDATE -- I think I fixed the photo issue.  Double drats.....

I've missed the last two WOYWW and really missed you all.  I'm glad to be joining this week.  This is the biggest and best blog hop.  It all starts at Julia's at Stamping Ground.  Rather than post my desk, which is rather boring, I thought I'd share some photos of my booth at the Arts and Craft Fair.    

I sold one of my She Art canvases, some of my cards (both stamped and photos) and my knitted dish/face cloths.  I did not sell one scarf or cowl!  It was a warm day so maybe that didn't help people think of winter weather.  I sold some of the necklaces and my painted clothes pins!  I can't tell you how much I enjoy painting those silly things! 



Can you believe that this table cloth is crocheted?  And I found it at the local thrift store!  What an absolute beautiful find.

The day started with me sleeping through my alarm and waking at 8:00 a.m.  The craft fair started at 9:00 a.m.!  Holy moly.  I'm so glad that my friend, Lisa, had offered to help me set up.  If it weren't for her I would have had a MAJOR problem!  I was given a corner booth (after being told that I wouldn't get one) so I didn't bring my second table.  Luckily Lisa ran to my storage unit and picked it up!  On that table I displayed my She Art canvases, my little necklaces and my stamped cards.

I took these photos with my phone as I forgot my camera as I was running out the door.  Luckily I figured out how to download them onto my computer!  Yay!!

As always, I'll visit those that end in the same number as me and those that visit me and leave a comment.  Please leave your number as it really helps me find you!

Peace,
Kay






51 comments:

Laurie said...

for some reason I couldn't get the photos to come in but I will join as a follower and come back!

sandra de said...

No photo ... what a pity! would love to see your lovely projects. Sandra @10

thefrugalcrafter said...

oh no! I can't see the photos! I am in a craft fair i December so I like to get display ideas! Happy WOYWW! Lindsay #16

505whimsygirl said...

i have no idea what's going on. When I open up my blog the photos are there. I'm using Chrome.... weird.

Nan G said...

Hi, since the pics were taken with a phone when you transmit them to your computer they may not have been saved as JPEG files. See if you can go to your pic file and rename with the " .jpg" extension. Then reload to the blog. That happened to me once. Your booth sounds like it was full of beautiful things! Happy WOYWW! Nan 19

Spyder said...

I agree with nan above, maynot be Jpeg...one of them has a long code if clicked on but all I se is a very tiny box... will pop back later to see your 'booth' Have a great week
HapPy WoyWw!!
((Lyn)) might be #22...

Angie said...

No pictures to view, but will happily come back later! Wish I knew how to help!
Angie #31

scrappymo! said...

Can't see any pictures here either...but I am so glad to here of your sales...I knew those fabulous photos of your would sell...photo cards are always popular and you sure have a talent for photography.
Will pop back tomorrow and see if the picture links work then.

Nan G said...

Yea I see pics! And I was right! All sorts of neat stuff on your sale table! Nan 19

Spyder said...

Yea, I see pictures too!great table sale goodies!
(Lyn)

sandee said...

Love your table set up, awesome displays!, and yes, that table cloth is a great find! WTG on selling, glad you did well my friend! I bet it is hard to see winter scarves when the weather is warm...bad weather, bad weather! Glad you didn't sleep through it! lol waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

VonnyK said...

A huge congratulations on all your sales. That's fabulous. Your display looks great and what a find that tablecloth was. So lucky to have such a great friend.
Have a great week.
Von #39

Sandy said...

What a great find you had with the tablecloth.. Great variety of stock you had .. Sandy :) #44

Sunshine Girl said...

Wow that tablecloth is beautiful isnt it - what a lovely find. Your stall looked lovely all laid out like that too. Thanks for sharing - Sunshine Girl No. 54

Helen said...

Sounds like you did well after the rushed start! The tablecloth looks fabulous. Happy WOYWW, Helen, 4

Judys Fabrications said...

You never know what treasures are luring within the walls of Thrift Shops.Probably someone's treasure once.Now it's your treasure.
Judy #59

scrappymo! said...

Glad to see the pictures of your booth now. It looks great! Your pricing signs look wonderful and you have a nice mix of high and low items. It is a good visual display!

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Your stall looks really inviting - it is hard to get enough products on the table to sell without it looking crammed. Yours looked lovely and that tablecloth is astonishing! Clever you for finding it in the thrift store :)
Hugs, LLJ #58 xx

lisa said...

Your stall looks great, Kay. You are such a talented and varied crafter, I'm sure there must have been something for everyone on it. Love the canvases. Well done on all your sales.
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #71

Minxy said...

Setting up a stand always takes longer than you think, glad you had a friend to help, all your stock looks great, glad you had some sales x
Happy WOYWW
Hugz Minxy #1

Annie said...

It sounds like that although your day started off a little hectic that it was pretty successful and I must say your stall looked fab.
Hugs,
A x #64

Ann B said...

Very smart stall there - I would have definitely stopped to browse and buy. Love the canvases you made.
Ann B
#55

Jaki Morris said...

You are making me nervous for my craft fair on Saturday! I'm always up way too early and arrive before the organisers!

It's fun doing them, isn't it? Even if you don't sell all that you'd wish to.
My table cloth is a massive damask cloth I picked up in an antiques shop. It was a real bargain as my mum paid as I'd run out of cash and she hasn't asked for it back!
Jakix #75

Peggy said...

Hi Kay glad your sale went ok I'm sure those scarves will sell one the weather changes. I've never thought about trying to sell my She Art canvases I think I hoard them LOL have a great day Peg #90

MiniOwner said...

Congratulations on a successful sale - your table looks good. And waht a find in that beautiful tablecloth.Happy Wednesday. :o)
Sue x (MiniOwner @95)

Redanne said...

Hi Kay, glad you made some sales after all that effort! Your stand looks beautiful with lots of gorgeous goodies. The tablecloth was a brilliant find, it is lovely. Not joining in this week but just stopped by to say hi! Crafty hugs, Anne x

Julia Dunnit said...

Ah there you are! Nice to see your booth - sales were good I'd say..having something of everything means that you're hitting a wider target after all! Probably at the next one it will be all the knitted items that go!

Anne said...

Hi Kay yur stall looked brilliant - such a good job we have great firends who step in and help when we need them. Missed you and good to see you back. Anne x #91

butlersabroad said...

Lovely to see you back Kay, what a crazy start to your day, missing your alarm like that. Glad things worked out in the end though. I imagine when it's colder people will be more interested in the knitted things.

Hugs
Brenda 3

Laura said...

Sounds like you sold quite a bit - good for you :)
Laura
99
x

fairy thoughts said...

sounds like you had a blast at your sale, even though you slept in and forgot a few things.
I find it so flattering when someone you dont know is happy to part eith their hard earnt money for something you have made.Well done.
Have a great crafty week
janet #25

Ohhh Snap said...

Weather really plays a big part in weather related items. Your knitting is gorgeous! Glad you sold some things, and your tablecloth is a real treasure! Happy WOYWW! #116

trisha too said...

Oh yes, the weather definitely DOES make a difference in what people consider! Your scarves and cowls are gorgeous!

Wow, that really was a great thrift store find--what a lovely cloth!


:)trisha
#129ish this week

thefrugalcrafter said...

looks good kay! thanks for sharng the photos! I am going to be selling jewelry, cards, food/candy crafts, soap and paintings....something for everyone! and it is not until dec 8th:)

Tamika said...

Glad you had success at the Craft fair! I didn't post a WOYWW just checking in on some of my favs that do!

Queen Lightwell said...

Congratulations on your success at the Craft fair! I can never get enough done to join in one of those! lol This weeks show of several completed cards was a rare event for me, I was feeling especially creative and avoiding a major project, much like I am doing right now. :) Take care and thanks for stopping by my blog already and leaving me an encouraging comment. (And I have paper envy too...that's why I can't stop buying the new pads they come out with! lol) Deeyll

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Your booth was looking good! Congrats on all the sales. I don't doubt the warm weather made people not look at scarves and cowls. What are your scarves made out of? If it isn't wool I would be interested in one... see I chopped over a foot of hair in early May. Now that it is cooling down my neck is not happy. And by cooling down I mean it was 64 on the way to work this morning. It made this lizard so sad.

mark gould said...

Happy late woyww, your booth looks great, looks like you have been very busy creating and knitting. day sounds like it went well. happy crafting, mark x

Craftychris said...

Sounds like you had a very successful day! Your booth looked really cool with all your fabulous creations laid out. I would have loved to have come and bought some of your stuff but its a bit far for me to come all the way from England! xx

Chloe G said...

That tablecloth is amazing! What a lucky find :-) Glad you had a good day after such a rushed start... all your creations look wonderful, I'm surprised none of the scarves /cowls sold, they look really cozy x Enjoy the rest of your week, and thank you for your inspiring comment! x Chloe 104

Daniella said...

How awesome!! I love how your booth looked.
xxDaniella#35

My name is Cindy said...

Well that stall looks impressive!! Well done you for seling some of your stuff. I am going to investigate a local craft markert in a week or so to see if I think I could sell anything there. I have a friend who des really well with her mosiacs. Thanks for popping by! Cindy #78

Elizabeth said...

Your stall looks terrific, beautifully laid out and the crocheted cover is absolutely gorgeous - something to treasure. Sounds like you did really quite well, shame about the scarfs though. Way past Wednesday, it's now Friday, too late to wish you a happy WOYWW so I'll wish you a great weekend instead. Elizabeth x #75

Robin Spitzer said...

I really enjoyed you sharing your photos. Your find on the tablecloth was wonderful! looks like you turned lemons into lemon aid. It's horrible to be rushed! have a great weekend!

Hugs

Bridget Larsen said...

Wow I would be so excited I would have woken up before the alarm. Thank goodness for LISA-to the rescue!! I love that crochet top, I would have bought it off you hahahahah
Bridget #8

Paula Gale said...

Oh No! That would so be me... running out the door - I'm always late for EVERYTHING and that's if I remember in the first place!

So glad for you that you sold some of your items. I really hope you made more than it cost you to have your stand there. That would be my worry... I'd not sell enough to cover the cost of the stand!

Anyway - you'll sell the scarves i'm sure, if not you've got yourself some lovely Christmas pressies.

Happy WOYWW

Paula x x x (was #60 but now #134 (I linked last week up again in error and it's taken me until Saturday to figure out why I was getting so many comments on wk 178 and not 179) (DOH)! xx

okienurse said...

went scrolling through the list of commentors and couldn't find mine! I think Google is giving me grief again. I just wanted to say your booth looked awesome and I don't understand why those cowls and scarves didn't sell unless it was like you said...just to warm that day. Congrats on selling the She Art canvas! Don't you have an Etsy store? try selling what is left over on Etsy! Hope you have a great week. Vickie

Darnell J Knauss said...

Hi Kay,

I'm out of the hospital and finally answering my gmail, so that's why the late return visit! Great photos with the phone, what did we ever do w/o them? Your set-up is fab and from what I can see, it makes no sense that no one bought the beautiful scarves or cowls! Still, it sounds like it was very successful overall for you and three cheers for Lisa!! Hope your week is going well and thanks again for coming by my place! Darnell #42

May said...

Wonderful stall full of home made goodies I could do with one of those cowl's it's cold here...So I'm busy making one due to your inspiration....hope you are having a great week...Hugs May x x

God's Little People said...

Wow Kay, I can't believe how busy you've been. Your stall looks overflowing!! - brilliant.
Yes, I've just been part of the Wild Art 2 - didn't see you there, were you part of it? I just love Junelle's silly inspiration, so so sweet and gorgeously messy :-)
Thanks so much for stopping by,
love and hugs from Greece,
Joan & the kitty crew

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hullo there Kay ah busy girl indeed and so know about sleeping through the alarm still always puzzles me how I do it.. friends are so great!!
Many thanks for popping over and for sharing ~ Happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz.x #1