{DIY: sweet hereafter}

It’s so funny how you anticipate something for so long and it seems so far away, then all of a sudden it’s come……and gone!

The much anticipated Handmade Harvest craft show was this past weekend. I’m so happy to report that it was a HUGE success! So happy for Emily & Colleen. Must’ve been great to see all their planning and hard work come to life and have such a big turnout. There wasn’t tickets or anyone at the door to know numbers but I can say that the traffic didn’t even start to slow down until around 3 or 4pm. And before noon it was just a circus!

People were ready to shop!

Me working it. I really had no idea this picture was taken.

I was a little nervous going in – you know there’s always that fear that no one will like anything. But I had a great day and lots of positive feedback about my stuff. The buttons & tags were a big hit and the place mats were a surprise hit, I sold out! I also got a ton of great comments about my photography and sold a bunch of those. My last minute arts & crafts felt party garland ended up being very popular and I sold out as well as even getting a few requests for more. The only thing that didn’t really sell were the silk-screened shoe bags. I thought they were cute! But I guess the fine folks of Almonte just aren’t as into fancy dinner parties where having the perfect pair of dress shoes for your outfit is a must. They probably have more fun in their comfy socks anyway.

Here’s the booth at the beginning of the day. Came together even though I was late and had to pretty much throw down everything 10min before the doors were open.

And I even have a picture from a shopper (Thanks to the Lotans, who stopped by my booth a couple times that day) with their Party Garland up in their kitchen window already.

Overall a great day! I’m sure the upcoming Spring show will be even bigger & better.