As I mentioned last week, I had a show in Sharon Springs for the Annual Garden Party. Saturday was a perfect day weather-wise, even though the forecast was threatening rainstorms. But the traffic was really disappointing. I was in the same place I normally set up for the Harvest Festival in the Fall season and that show is typically really lucrative. This show was not the same. I'm not sure where all the shoppers were, maybe all uptown where the new Beekman Mercantile shop opened up? We all commiserated about why this show was different than the fall show. Coulda been that people weren't doing much shopping because of no big holiday like Christmas coming up. Could have been the threat of rain. But unfortunately for me, it wasn't worth it to stay a second day, so I packed up at the end of the day and headed home. For those of you who are frowning about me leaving early, here's how I look at it. It's not a juried show. So I don't have the fear of not being invited back. Why risk worse weather (which was calling for majorly severe thunderstorms, and on top of that, another low traffic day? I did make back my booth fee and a little profit from the 2 sales all day Saturday. eh, it is what it is. the Fall show will be better. I'm looking into doing another show this summer called Chicks Along the Mohawk. Tried to fill out the application but it's not opening so I'm waiting to hear back from them. I do hope they are still taking applications.
Was pretty happy with my set up, I put out a bunch but still had stuff to fill in with as stuff sold. The one thing that was really discouraging is all of the shoppers who walked right by without stopping in to even look. They saw "jewelry" on my sign and just kept on walking. So I may ditch that signage.... at least to get people inside to take a closer look. ?
This morning I listed a boat load of jewelry that I made last week, while preparing for the show. It's listed in my webstore, because I have to take a small hiatus from Etsy - Got a look at my bill today and it made me shed a few tears. Gotta save some cash and list it all where I don't have so many fees.
This afternoon I will be spending in my studio, tidying it up and I also brought up the kitchen table that was only collecting lots of junk. I'll be able to use it for my metalworking station. Pics to come tomorrow!