Monday, 11 August 2008

Another show over!

Hi all!!

Well another show is over, this was the big one! Three days, thousands of visitors and a huge site to fill! Somewhat intimidating!! But all went well, most of my plans worked out on setup, unfortunately by the end of the 2nd day I had realised that people were just not coming into my site, many just standing outside and looking in. And many didn't seem to realise that I actually had bears there, even with all the signage. Very odd.

Upon talking to one of the organisers I find that the most successful sites really throw the product in your face. People want to know in the first 2 seconds what you are selling or they just don't bother. So I guess my lounge idea didn't go so well. Nevermind, it gave me ideas for next year.

Plus I also made 5 bears over the weekend. I sold more than enough to cover my costs and make a tidy profit too, it was just a bit disheartening sitting there all Sunday with people just walking straight past!

I got to spend all day saturday with my friend Veronika, felting, eating and chatting, so that was great, and actually was my best selling day so we weren't scaring people off! lol

Anyway, here are some pics of my newest bears, before the show, hope you like them!

Had to have a Santa Bear for my Christmas Theme shelf!

Needed another cake bear in my Delectables range!

And this fine fellow was created at the Midwinter Show, took me the whole weekend as he was so big! Very happy with him tho, although my knitting once again leaves a lot to be desired! :o)

Thanks for checking in again, I will have some nice new photos for you again soon I am sure! And please visit my 'sister site' for my reborn babies.

The Great New Zealand Craft Show! aka Dunkleys

Here are a few pics from the show! Below is a photo of the entire site. I had my reborn dolls on the left and bears on the right. The two cabinets were filled with over 70 bears! Even tho they were lit from the inside it was not the best display option unfortunately. People just didn't think to look in the cabinets, not sure why!

You can see my work area below, I sat in the corner and my helpers sat in the middle when they were with me.
This is one of the cabinets, being taller and more at eye level it got more interest. But over all I did ok this year.