We did our first show yesterday! It wasn't technically an art or craft show, but we art-and-crafted it up nontheless. It was the Fayetteville Springfest, which happens on Dickson Street in downtown Fayetteville every April. It has apparently rained the past several years, and this year, it stayed true to tradition and rained off and on all day. We had to keep moving our table back under the tent to shelter our wares and our customers from the drizzle.
Because of all the mess with the flooding and tornados earlier this week, none of us were ready for the show. We ended staying up until about 1:30 a.m. to get everything squared away, then got up at 5:30 to leave for the festival by 6:30 to set up. Yeesh. We were really sleepy when we got home.
We made lots of earrings, necklaces, headbands and photo prints. My sister Emily, who is a visual art major at the University, made prints of her art and adorable card sets with her art on them as well.
We decided our booth wasn't cute enough, so the lovely Christy Hall ran to Hobby Lobby and we made some bunting to decorate the outside of the tent. Lindi cut the triangles, Emily and I sewed them up and Christy and the amazing Kirstyn Day threaded them onto ribbon.
The night before, we realized that all of our display ideas wouldn't work if it was rainy and windy, so we put tulle and vintage-looking scrapbook paper into frames we had in our craft room to show earrings and necklaces. I think it worked out really well.
We also used baskets to display the photo prints, art prints and card sets. I love wicker baskets. We have so many in our house!
There were also so many dogs at the festivals, walking with their owners. This was was so pretty!
All in all, even with the rain, it was a lot of fun. Even better? My parents were in town, and they brought us delicious curry from Thai Diner for lunch. Mm. It was delicious.
Do any of you do craft shows? What are some of the best and worst things you've had happen at shows?
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