Craft Show Success

What makes a craft show a success? At yesterday’s show it took us the full three hours before the show to unload and setย  up! Throughout the day we saw familiar faces as well as new ones, talked to many people who gladly accepted our show schedule for the year and made some sales.

Kalkaska Craft Show

ready to sketch

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some of Edwin’s art, including black light

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more of Edwin’s art

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the rest of Edwin’s booth

Trying a new set up with new additions to our display equipment took a little longer to set up, but we liked the results (and of course have plans to tweak it more for our outdoor shows that are coming up ๐Ÿ™‚

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Bev’s Woodburning

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Some of Bev’s Hats and Yarn

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a closer view

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Bev’s Soy Candles

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Back side of Soy Candles and more wood burning as well as packing space and corner of spinning wheel.

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Cliff finishing his 5′ table

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Ready for viewing!

Customers were great and interest was shown in some potential custom orders.

At the end of the day we were tired but happy! Now we are rested and it’s time to make a few more things before our next shows. And we will have to readjust the trailer to hold the tents and weights that we will need for next time ๐Ÿ™‚


11 thoughts on “Craft Show Success

      • usually it can be, but at this show parking is such a zoo that it took a while before I could get the trailer close enough to load, plus it’s an up-stairs show with a tiny elevator(about5’x8′ maybe), we took our time until the elevator was available ๐Ÿ™‚

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  1. This is all so beautiful!! And is Edwin your painter-husband? ๐Ÿ˜‰ His works are amazing!!! I love ships of all kinds and as far as I can see it, he creates a wonderful atmosphere in his paintings!!! Wish you a great week! Sarah xoxo

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    • Yes, Edwin is my talented husband, we got a separate space for him so he could have electric this time. usually we would have two spaces side by side ๐Ÿ™‚ Currently most of his work is of past and present Great Lake ships, but he has done tall ships (with the sails) and is planning on some smaller wooden boats for a festival he is doing this year.
      Here in Michigan we have borders on three of the five Great Lakes and he did spend some time sailing/working on one of the freighters in his younger years.
      Thank you for your kind comment, it means a lot coming from another artist.

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      • It must be wonderful to live at the Lakes and watching all those ships and boots and getting inspiration all day long! ๐Ÿ™‚ I wish I could have been at your show! Looks like an awesome place ๐Ÿ˜€ Have a great tuesday! xoxo

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  2. I loved reading about this adventure! I just did my first craft show recently, and it was eye opening to say the least! It is so much work! I love your colorful, eclectic collection!

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    • It is a lot of work, but rewarding to receive immediate feedback. It looks like you have a nice display and variety at your show too. And it’s a great way to continue learning and growing. This is the first year we have had the grid-wall to work with- it’s heavy but so worth it!


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