Sunday, November 20, 2011

handmade for the holidays

Home again, home again, jiggity jig! 

I'm back from the Handmade from the Holiday's show in Oshkosh, WI and it was a huge success! Although the drive took me 4 hours and it was snowing on the way home, the trip was well worth it. I was able to snap a few photos of my booth and even scored some great products from neighboring vendors. I was located between Brooke from b.scrubbed and Man vs George some of the sweetest sellers I know. Thank you for making the experience so much fun! 


Sure enough the set up took about an hour or so all together. The worst of it was carrying in the big wooded pieces so I may be reworking it for the December show. This was the first big show that I've done flying solo and I was super lucky to have friends like Sally from Night Owl Craft Works and Michelle from Dainty Daisies who were so helpful when I needed a bathroom break or something to eat! Seriously you ladies are the best!


 The scarves sold really well! Funny, when you think something will sit and sit and then they are the first things to fly off the shelves! Seriously, I left with a stuffed suitcase full and came home with an almost empty one! Such a great feeling! 

There were so many great customers that came to see me too. Such a heartwarming experience to know that people love what I do and were so excited to shop at my booth. Thank you to everyone who came out too see me!
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Santa clause also made an appearance at the show and Laurie from Laurie Marie Photography was there taking photos, just in case you are wondering there is a photo or two of me with him somewhere on her camera! LOL. Thanks Laurie for making me laugh so hard the night before the show! XOXO
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I didn't get a chance to shop at all the booths that I wanted too but I was able to get my hands on these goodies. 

#1 Felt Hair Flowers for my daughter from DaintyDaisies
#2 Purple and Black Chalkboard Mug from Night Owl Craft Works
#3 Body Oil and Sugar Scrubs from b. scrubbed
#4 Moosestache Shirt for my Son from The Bare Tree

I also special ordered a print from Man vs George of two kissing deer which I will blog about when I get it in the mail! I can't wait! 

If you didn't make it out this year I highly recommend you mark it on your calendar to attend next year. Thanks again to everyone who came out!

Now I'm off to start working on my first Style Gone Social Challenge! More news on that coming soon. 
XOXO
Vanessa

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