Waggons West Etsy Shop

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Craft Fair

Craft Fair Booth*

I don't do a lot of craft shows but I do like to participate in shows at the spuds school.  I figure it gives me a chance to support the cause and try out some new projects.  Last Saturday was one of those occasions.  I had a booth at the school fair to raise funds to support Grad Night.

It was the first time I'd actually spent some time physically setting up my booth prior to the event.  My Mother-in-law, an art show expert, was in town and helped me figure out how to organize things.  That was an enormous help.  Set up was a breeze.  I was able to have the spuds help quite a bit without having to think about what needed to be done. 

I had a couple of glitches with the tablecloths and a table skirt that wouldn't stay attached.  I re-arranged a few things throughout the day.  But for the most part the arrangement was as I intended.

Here is one section with mug rugs and chickens.  A lot of people looked at the mug rugs but none of them sold.  I imagine my prices are a bit high for this economy, however, I'm not willing to give them away.  

Here is a bit of my new banner with one of the teacup bird feeders in the background.  The banner was made using some stretch denim jeans that I was given.  The stretch denim doesn't work as well for badges.  I also used my new bias tape maker.  I love it!  I want one in every size now.  Between that and the binding foot for my sewing machine... wow!

In this last shot you can see the t-shirt and infinity scarves that were hidden by the sunpainted clothes in the first shot.  

I know I need to edit down the number of things that I sell.  I haven't quite figured out how to do that since I don't know what to do with the things I would no longer take to the shows.   Plus, I have to figure out what I want to make the most of.  My sales were scarves, sunpaint shirts and badges.  At any rate, your suggestions and comments will be greatly appreciated.  

* My camera is officially in need of work.  The lens is so gunky I can't get a decent picture out of it.  I took a whole bunch of photos of the booth and these are the only ones that are even close to being in focus.


  1. WOW...that's a LOT of work there! Looks like a beautiful set-up.

  2. You were busy!! It looks like a great set up to me. Seems like you had a good assortment of inventory.

  3. Thanks for upping me to art show expert. You had really good ideas and from the photos I think the booth is fantastic!

  4. I love this layout! Looks amazing! And is inspiring! I only do 1 or 2 shows a season too, just to get out of the house, really. I might have to stack my wire boxes too.... Glad you had a good day!

    1. Thanks. The wire shelves are the standard ones you can purchase at any big box store. I did use zip ties to hold is all together so I can move it and stand it up without it falling apart. It is harder to transport that way but much easier to set up.