Thursday, November 10, 2011

First Craft Fair Ever!!

This past weekend, my sister and I entered our first craft fair! It was in
Louisville, KY where Rebekah lives, and was a fundraiser for a local Christian
school.  Just wanted to share our booth and the things that we made =)

We had an 8x8 square to fit all our items for sale. We brought
one 6 ft table, 1 folding table, and a hanging rack, as well as some
black cubes to put on the tables to give some height.
We came up with a booth name (because we were under the impression
that we HAD to) of "Peace Love & Craftiness." I made a pennant
banner to hang, and we attached burlap bows to each end of the pennant.
I know there's a lot going on in the booth, but I think it turned out pretty cute!!

One of my favorite items that we made were these fall flower
wreaths.... there were SO MANY rosettes! I have one hanging
on my front door at this very moment =) I think they are just beautiful!

Because Thanksgiving is right around the corner, we thought it
would be cute to personalize candles for this holiday in particular.
They say "give thanks" and are wrapped in cellophane and tied
with a bow. I absolutely LOVE these candles - and the possibilities
are endless as to what they can say =)

Handmade coasters... we had the best price at the entire
craft fair!! $1 each, buy 5 get 1 free!! We let customers
choose the set of coasters they wanted, and then if they were
giving the coasters as gifts, we wrapped them in bows and put them in
a cute tan paper bag with a bow on it, of course.  I have a fall set of
coasters at my house and I LOVE them =) And how about the way we
displayed our prices? Hand painted burlap inside pictures frames with
a bow! I can't take any credit for them though - that was all Rebekah!
We also had clothespins with cute little signs that we attached to different
items that stated how much that particular item was.  So cute =)

Fabric vases... 3 for $8. These vases are adorable and can be used
as centerpieces with flowers in them, or maybe as pencil/pen holders.
You can also see the booklet we made of the products we've done.
It turned out so cute, and it helped us to remember what our prices were.

These burlap placemats are so stinking cute... they each have different
words on them like crave, eat, mmm..., yum, delish, sweet, savory, nourish,
and on and on.  And the amazing thing is that my sister hand painted each
of them... no stencils! She's so talented =)

These fabric necklaces are super cute - they dress up a
boring white shirt instantly =) And they are one of a kind!

Christmas will be here before you know it... we had some
Christmas wreaths which were similar to the fall wreaths, a set of Christmas
fabric vases, and Christmas candles that say "love, joy, peace."
I can't wait to be able to hang the Christmas wreath on my front door!

Since the craft fair was in Kentucky, we made collegiate wreaths...
Louisville Cardinals and Kentucky Wildcats! We also made onesies
with matching socks for each school =)

We made lots and lots of ruffle socks... aren't they precious?!?
My neices have a few pairs of these, and they really do complete
an outfit on a baby! The camoflauge ones were the first to sell - how funny!

We made quite a few tutu's in different sizes - little girls
look so precious in these & they look great for pictures =)
Also, we made a few different nursing aprons - these have a
strap around the neck so no girlie parts get exposed while nursing.
This is a great baby shower gift that will most definitely be used
by a nursing mother! We have blue/brown polka dot, brown/white
polka dot, blue/black swirls, and pink/white flowers.

I've already blogged about these diapers wreaths here,
and we made some generic ones to take to the craft fair.
They say "It's A Boy" and "It's A Girl" and are adorable!

I am in love with these leopard and zebra wreaths!
I actually have a leopard wreath in my dining room since my
chairs are covered in leopard print fabric and I love it =)
And what little girl wouldn't love a zebra wreath with a pink
feather boa and jewels on it?!?

I think these Fourth of July wreaths are so pretty and patriotic! I know
the holiday is pretty far away, but these wreaths actually sold really well!

The seashell wreath-our very first sale of the day =) I made them for a bridal
shower that I helped throw this summer. I will blog about that one of these days!

There's a few other things that we made but I don't have a good picture of them.
All in all, doing the craft fair was so much fun! A vendor even asked us if we sold
our things on ETSY.  We told her that we haven't, and she said we should try to
because she thinks we would do well!  For right now, we are selling things to friends
and family, so if you see something you'd like, let me know!

Have a wonderful weekend, and God bless.


Grace, Hope and Joy

Thanks again for being a part of the show. You all put a lot of hard work into making all of that. I agree with the Etsy comment. Start up a shop! (Found this via Rebekah on FB.)

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