Sunday, October 21, 2012

United Methodist Women Fall Bazaar

This was my best year yet! 

The set up was super easy, we were in a great location, the first spot just as you walk into the gym and I made a profit this year! 

Ok well I spent the profit at the booth next to me but I had a profit for like 5 whole minutes!  Smile 


This is the table for the “stamping station” giving away old catalogs that are good for ideas and selling a little retired product.   I know that I am using the old double scrubber but it is the one that lives in my “show tote” and is easy to find on the table when needed.   I use this station to introduce our stamps to people that have never seen clear stamps.

The seasoned scrappers loved the retired items that were for sale for $5.  The cardstock was make into bundles with the cardstock, ink pad, re-inker, dauber and matching DMC thread if I had any.  They loved them.  The stamps sets were retired and $5 each.  I have no old catalogs left and only had 4 cardstock kits left so I am thinking that was a win / win.  I sold about 4 stamp sets so I am happy about that too.


Hand Made cards for sale

Ok next year I am making more of these!  I tired it last year and only sold a couple but this year I sold most of the rack.  I only had one design that people were not crazy about and I am ok with that!  Most of the designs that I have made lately were found on Pinterest or from the CTMH card workshops so I was able to show them finished product right from the catalog or ideas found on the web. 


The front table

I like to keep this table clean and uncluttered.  I have the catties to give away, the “demo album” that is always one of Kaela’s school albums, a sign up sheet, and our new How to Book.   I take my catalog for quick look ups.

We have lived in Allen for 16 years so the kids love to come up and find themselves in my albums.  Kaela’s Elementary school Principal also has a booth and one year she found herself in my albums too!

Why do I do the craft fair?

Well for one it benefits the host church.  It is local so I am able to get my name out in my town.  But the main reason is that for a low “space rental fee”  I am able to pass out tons of catalogs for free and not have to pay postage or worry about them getting lost in the mail.

My family loves them for the Christmas shopping that always gets done!  Mike and Kaela go crazy at these things!  Smile

I can not wait for next year.

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