{HANDMADE: spring harvest recap}

All the anticipation has come….and gone. The Spring Handmade Harvest Craft Show was a big success. Now that the dust has settled it’s time to recap.

As I mentioned before, I managed to pull my act together and get a table full of goodies. Actually I think overcompensated and went a little crazy. The show was definitely buzzing with lots of people, even a big line-up to get in but I don’t think everyone goes quite as gaga in the Spring as they do before the holidays. Actually it was interesting because items like my photography and patterned buttons, which I sold a bunch of in November weren’t as popular this time around. But then other items like my more random, kitchy buttons and the herb spoons were a big success! By far the best selling item of the day (I sold out!) was the “I Heart Almonte” buttons. I thought it would be cute but didn’t know if people would really go for it. Of course now I wish I made more.

Here’s some photo snapshots of the day:

Emily & Colleen, the two ladies behind Handmade Harvest. How cute (and calm) do they look!

Full house at the Almonte Agricultural Hall. Loved the venue!!

Here’s me in my little piece of real estate:

My table before the doors opened:

And some closer looks….

Herb engraved re-purposed spoons.

Silk-screen prints:

Vintage napkins & silk-screen shoe bags:

Lots of handmade greeting cards:

and lastly…more buttons and gift tags.

Here’s me with Em and professional shopper, Marie-Lou.

Overall I think the day was a great success. Em & Colleen did a great job with all the pre-planning so that it was all so easy for the vendors.

I even got to do it all again. Well almost. I took all my left over merchandise, which was still a nice selection and set up shop at work on lunch one day, which was also a big success.

Between the two shows I’ve raised $700 for Shoppers Weekend to End Women’s Cancers walk that I’m doing in September. So in the end, all the time (and there was ALOT of it) and hard work is for a good cause and worth it.