Craft Vermont 2009 wrap up
I can’t believe that I haven’t written a blog post in two weeks. I think I’ve had a longer than usual recovery time after my craft shows ended. Even though it’s nice to be past the stress, I still go through a period of loss when my shows end.
Last November I exhibited at my first craft show of the season, Craft Vermont, presented by Vermont Hand Crafters. I was in the same spot as last year, which I call my “home”. Some of my neighbors had changed, but my block was still full of friendly faces.
I had several repeat customers, which always makes me happy. I feel very strongly about nurturing my customer relationships and make a point of treating them well. I had many visitors from the Book Arts Guild of Vermont and also roped in a few new members.
Here’s a little photo essay of my booth setup:
Note: There is no way my booth would ever get done without some major hubby help. Seriously. I’d be laying my books out on a towel.
The sign in the center of my back wall is new this year – I updated my logo and got a new sign to show it off. The two photos that flank the sign are new as well. My hubby is a wonderful photographer and he created them for me. Love.
Here are some of the books that I was happily able to debut at the show – combination Coptic stitch and Celtic Weave journals.
The cover papers were all made by paste paper super-genius, Claire Maziarczyk. These precious papers were stashed away after my visit to Claire’s studio this summer. I’m telling you – these papers were hard to cut up – but so worth it in the end.
Overall, I had a pretty good show. I did better than last year and in this economy, that’s a really good thing.
I leave you with my favorite shot, which I’ve mentioned before – the “Craft Show Carcass”:
Nothing like setting ’em up and knocking ’em down.