Friday, 30 May 2008

Show's Over!!

Well, it's all over for another year! Actually, only this show is over, I have another one in July! hehe

It went really well, we were surprised to find that we did better on the second day than we did on the first. A number of other bear makers found the same thing. Very odd, but a nice surprise as I had thought we were in for a very slow Sunday by the end of Saturday. I made a nice little wad of cash, more than covered everything and Veronika and I had a great time mucking about and crafting away!

Here you can see my table:

There is Veronika busily felting. I had new signs and you can't really see in the pic but there was a narrow pillar up the left end side of my table so I put a bunch of laminated pictures on there too which was good.

I did rather well in the comps, above you can see Luca won the Judges Choice Bear award. I was so pleased. He's a lovely little fellow and I could have sold him a number of times over since he was created more than a year ago, but I'm rather attached to him.

Here are the other bears who I entered in the comp. All won blue ribbons, not too sure whether that is a good thing or not, they all got around 97/100 which is cool. I even had one of my students enter the comps and she won blues as well. Her work was great!

So that's the Hamilton Show over for one year. Next is the Midwinter Show in Auckland in July and then Dunkleys in Hamilton in August. Once again I met some wonderful people at the show, and many familiar faces. The more shows I do the better I get at picking the bear artists and their work. Was good to see some new sellers but the show wasn't as good as it could have been so not sure if they will be back next year. It's a bit disheartening for your first show to run at a loss, at least for me I live there so I had no extra expenses for that one.

Auckland was great last year so I have my fingers crossed for that one, and Dunkleys is a huge show and my first time there. Trying not to stress over that one yet!

Ok, that's it from me. Until I have new bears to show, although at the moment I am working on some reborn babies! (You might have to look it up if you don't know what those are!)

Happy crafting!!



BumbleVee said...

Congratulations Liza!! I'm so glad you had fun and that all went well. How exciting...wish I lived where there was some interest in this sort of thing.

Love all your little guys as you know....

Inge Vivianne Galli said...

Congratulations on the Judges Choice Bear award for your wonderful little Luca!! :O)


Folksie Linda said...

Wow looks great Liza and all those ribbons...good for you! Hope you do well at your next show too!