Our booth fee was $50 for 8 hours. Not bad! We arrived at the Nativo Lodge around 7:15 am and I immediately fell in love with the hotel. Could this hotel be anymore Mandy Jean?
These metal chandeliers caught my attention immediately. I love how oversized they are and the rustic look makes my heart sing!
Craft Shows are hard work! After sitting down for a few hours I kept finding myself gravitating to these chairs. I think we need one! I love the carpet in this hotel! I never would have picked it out but a rug in this print would be FAB in Mandyland.
The show was in the second floor meeting room. All day I stared down at this magnificent and interesting piece. I am not a statue or knick knack kind of girl but if I could get this shrunk down to about a foot that would be great! :)
Before I get into final accounting, how we did, expenses and such I would like to say that I am THANKFUL we brought ChicDori's and binders. If not my profit would have been -75 after the booth fee, lunch and my pen, HA!!!
I wanted to add a little height to the table. We purchased wood crates at Michaels and Brett distressed them. I thought they looked so cool with the journals and binders in them. Depending on the show we can add more, change the configuration and so on.
While I love seeing all the leather products played out on the table we should have considered purchasing a couple photo or plate stands. After this show we ended up purchasing 3. Next show this will help to prop a few ChicDori's up to add a little height.
The black cloth really made the products stand out and the colors look vibrant. We will continue with that.
I wanted to add some texture to the table so we brought a few pieces of suede with us and LOVE it! Again, I used a box to hold my stickers. The only thing I forget to show ya'll was my signs. We can do that at a later date :)
We learned a couple things at this show. #1- When people touch leather they buy leather. It was interesting as people walked by they asked if they could touch the pieces. 75% (ish) of the time they purchased. When someone is shopping online they only see the leather. I think this makes a HUGE difference. #2- Packing product in crates is so much easier! We seriously were able to load and unload everything in one trip. Think about how you are going to pack your products.
Booth Fee- $50
Expenses total: $59.75
Income after expenses: $224.25
After this show it has peaked our interest in doing a few more this year. Our goal is one per month.
Once my creative entrepreneur blog is set up I will be shifting this content over there. I am almost done! I cannot wait to launch the blog and products. This last 6 months have been some of the best of my life and I cannot wait to take you on the journey with me.