This weekend I was back at the Navan Arts and Crafts show for the first time since 2009. I love this show. It’s smaller, full of wonderful vendors and is partnered with a bake sale each day. I wasn’t sure if I was going to do any shows this year but when the organizer contacted me in the summer to say she had one spot left, well, how could I refuse? There is a little “but” with being the newbie – you get the post.
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Totally bossy and about 16 inches in from one side and oh 3 feet each way. In a 7x10 foot booth space this eats a lot of real estate. But this same kind friend came to my rescue with a spare 4 foot table (post panicky “just how big is this post? email). I was happy with this. This picture is from the Sunday morning as shoppers were just about to come in so I hadn’t yet fixed up those necklaces looking a little jumbled on the cream.
A closer view of the side and back tables. The black background belongs to my neighbor, she was kind to offer that I could use this side to hang anything if I wanted. I found the back table didn’t get too much attention from customers but the crowds were good and for a first show back, I was happy enough.
Onto the treasures
This sock monkey was originally holding a cookie, and part of the Girl Guides bake sale. I let Averleigh pick the one she wanted when she came to visit at the end of the sale. He is sitting next to a ceramic mushroom I did a little trade for with artist Liz Fournier. The gift cards on the right are hand stamped and have little sparkly bits I didn’t capture. I’d tell you who made them, but there was no card, too bad.
Then I found Laura Sheppard’s booth and it looked familiar. I had seen her products listed on the website for the Savoir Faire that, as it turns out, we are both doing next Sunday. Sunday is the 25th and as soon as that dawned on me I thought of the 7000 bracelets project and the bracelet I’m supposed to be showing off on that day. So I dived into the beautiful bowls of buttons, digging for blue beauties. Looky!
As I chatted with Laura and let her know about the cause she made me a nice price and offered I take another in support. Looking forward to creating with these.
Ok so that’s the shows, the treasures and the bracelet.
Maybe a sale. I’ve yet to run a sale or giveaway since I don’t think of my shop as ready yet. ‘Tis the season though isn’t it? The Artisan Whimsy team is gathering up participants for what is stacking up to be quite the event. If I can figure out all the details before 10 tonight I’ll jump in.