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Saturday, November 20, 2010

In and out in four hours!!!

Well that show was quick and painless and I did very well in a short amount of time!!!




Here is our table, my sister Toni does the cool wooden stars, hand painted ornaments and had the candy cane door hangers!  The rest was what I had left from last weekend and then the star snowmen I did a few of!
This table looks so sparse compared to last weekend but I sold out of the star snowmen on the springs, I actually probably could have sold more.  I'll know that for next year!! This sale was actually for the church ladies Homemade Noodles and baked goods, they decided to try for some craft vendors this year and there were only 6 of us. Toni and I the only ones with prim crafts, but for the first year it went very well.  The lady I called for my booth told me that is was bonkers at 8am when they opened, because of the noodles.  There were two big tables of egg noodles and by 8:05 there were GONE!!   They actually had to make people go wait in the hall because they were coming in before 8 to get the noodles, they wanted to be fair to the ones that didn't come until 8!!  So there was a line waiting to get in!!  And some of the people that came to buy them and saw they were gone didn't even bother to stay and look at the rest of the stuff!!!   They advertised the bake sale from 8-10:30 and the crafts from 8-3:00, well after 10 there wasn't much traffic so by noon we were done and on our way home, but in those 4 hours I made over $275, so I am tickled pink about it!!!   A couple of the people from the church asked our opinion about how it went for the first year, so I suggested that they let us set up our tables the night before so that they wouldn't have to have the door open for the vendor early and that way there wouldn't be anyone "sneaking" in early and try to get noodles, yes there were some trying to do that..  Those must be some good noodles!!! LOL... and we also suggested that they run both the craft show and bake sale the same hours because once the crowd was gone for the bake sale we just kind of sat around, that way if they want the crafts the buyers will come early for that too!!   They were very open to anything since it was their first year and they said that they will call the vendors that were there this year first to offer table space before they advertise it to everyone else.. I think it can turn into a very nice bake sale/craft bazaar for them and it was sure nice for us not to have to drive out of town to do a show!!  And that fact I did so well in that amount of time made it even better!!  I do have a few leftovers but I will put them in the consignment shoppe and hope they sell out there!!!   Well now I can start my Christmas shopping and relax a little...wait, did I just say Christmas, Shopping and Relax in the same sentence!!!  LOL....Oh my, I do need a break!!! :O)
Maybe in January!!!  

10 comments:

Jennifer @ Stitchin' Thyme said...

Great job - did you get some egg noodles?

Ahl Cooped Up said...

Way to go Girlfriend!! I'm proud of you. You are so talented, your stuff sells itself.
I want some Noodles!!!
Hugs,
Pat

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Glad it went well for you and it was worth your time.
Prim Blessings! Robin

The Primitive Bucket said...

Girls I actually DIDN'T get any noodles. My grandma made noodles for years and no one else could make them like hers. A few years ago she taught all of us, my sisters and my mom got a refresher, how to make them. That would be the last time Grandma made noodles, her health has failed her and she is now in a nursing home, but every year we TRY to make them like her, they are never quite the same, but it's a fun family tradition now that Grandma King gave to us.

cottageprims said...

Sweetie~I'm so glad you can relax a little now and enjoy yourself.You are blessed you can give the kids a nice christmas without worry.Warm Blessings!~Amy

Margaret said...

What a great day! I love all your items. It usually works out that way~~something you decide to do last minute turns out to be the most prosperous!

katscountryprims said...

Yay!! Nothing like homemade noodles to bring in the crowds...LOL!! Glad it went well for you. Some of the smaller shows were the best for me too! Kat

Bead and Needle said...

NIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIICE! I knew you would do well...you've got that 'following' now, girlfriend!

Karen~The Barely There Primitive Bear said...

I am so glad that you did so well,
but with all your cute stuff, it
would be impossible, not too!

Bear Hugs~Karen

Prairie Patch said...

Yay, so glad you sold so much, Joleen! You have great stuff!

Suddenly I'm in the mood for some noodles. Wonder why...