Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Show Photos and a Reminder

I'm going to start off with a reminder that tomorrow is the final block on our Sentimental Journey! Hop back over for a giveaway too!

Thanks so much to all of you for your well wishes on the show. I had a wonderful time and could have spent everything I made buying things from other artists! There was some incredible talent there. I even saw people I hadn't seen in 15 years! That was so cool! A special shout out to Jeanne for making the long drive up to see me! That was so great!

Here are a few photos.

A few years ago, they remodeled the convention center and made it into this modern building. Oh how I miss living in a city. There are over 2 million people that live in the Hampton Roads area. There is so much to do and see. I may dress like a country girl, but I'm a city girl at heart.

David even took a picture of the marquee out front. Too funny.

My booth was suppose to be 10' x 10'. However, when we got there it was more like 15' x 10'! Yikes!!! Needless to say my space looked a wee bit sparse, but we just ran with it. They also put me right across from a big food vendor again. What is it with me being near all the food when I have the all white booth?! Oy!

My hat was a huge success. I think I could have made a fortune selling them! Everyone smiled when they saw me, well almost everyone. One guy just stared at me for a while until I crossed my eyes at him, then he laughed. One fella said, "oh look, a playboy bunny!" I said, "I wish!  If I was a playboy bunny, I would be rich and not doing craft shows!" Everyone busted out laughing.

My booth was suppose to have all white curtains in it too, but this one red one got stuck in there. It was OK though as that's where the checkout line was. That big ol' stain on the white one was gross and ugly too. You know I'm a clean freak and that was totally freaking me out!

Lots of people looked at the bunny pictures and talked about rabbit rescue with me. That was a really great opportunity to spread the word about these wonderful little creatures.

It took me over 2 hours to set it all up and only 25 minutes to break it down. So yes, I sold a bunch of things. I do however have a few items left and I have put them in my Shop if you would like to hop over and take a look.

I have one Wishing Star. I know there are two here, but only one is available. Hint, hint, hint for tomorrow's giveaway. ;)

Two Jingle Stars

and Two Kisses and Hugs Lavender Sachets (sometimes you want a kiss before a hug) hee,hee,hee.

Three Jingle Trees

Four Hugs and Kisses  Lavender Sachets

 and Five Love Lavender Sachets

It was a lot of fun doing the show, but also a lot of hard work and expensive. I may end up doing quarterly web shows instead. Plus, then I can stay home and be with the bunnies. It was hard to be away from them for so long.

See ya tomorrow!
xx, shell, sugie and harrington

21 comments:

BubzRugz said...

Shell, the stand looks so lovely.... just like Christmas with the snow.....
Such beautiful goodies... glad it went well...
Hugz

Debora said...

Sounds like such fun! Your booth looked great, and I knew your hat would be a hit! :o) How cute you are. I would love to do a show sometime...I miss the bear shows I used to do, but there are none near me. I know if you do web shows, they'll be fun, too. Imagine all the rabbits you can include. :o)

Hugs to you!
Deb

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Oh Yes, I "WOULD" have spent everything I made at that show!!! It looks like it was Winter Wonderland Wonderful(With a bun bun on top)! I think you should have taken the Buns with you too! Hugs to you, Donna

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

OH MY GOODNESS, "AND" your goodies are WONDERFUL!!! I'm surprised you didn't sell out completely!

SheilaC said...

Your booth is simply beautiful!! I am surprised you had anything left over!

SheilaC

Lisa said...

WOW sounds like you did pretty well!!! and your little shop looks beautiful. Glad it was a success!

Shirley said...

Hi Shell. I love the looks of your booth. You can buy a lot from the other vendors if you are not careful. Your weather looked like it was beautiful. Ours is cold and windy with a little snow. Have a great day Your Missouri Friend.

Melody said...

Your booth looks just wonderful, glad to hear you sold lots. No wonder everything is soooo beautiful. Love to the bunnies.

Allie said...

I'm not surprised your hat was a huge success, it looks adorable on you! Glad the show went well.

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Oh, Sweetness Abounding!!! I love everything! Now, tell me, what's on the tiered rack to the left of you in the photo?
TTYS,
Donna

Megan Chamberlain said...

Your stand looks amazing, all that lovely white goodness. I am so glad that you did well, it makes the trip worth doing. I am sure the bunnies where glad to have you home again.
Hugs to you and the beautiful bunnies.

Hef's Mom said...

You and your hat crack me up Shell. I needed a smile this morning!

Karen M said...

Shell, your booth is so beautiful. And I love the way the gray pillows stand out against all the white. It really makes the bunnies on them "pop". Wish I had been there to see you cross your eyes at that guy-too funny! Glad the show went well.

Jillayne said...

Your booth looks wonderful Shell, just wonderful! I bet you were just hilarious with your hat - totally unexpected next to that lovely booth with all your elegant wares! I am so happy for you that you did well!

Annie Louise said...

Oh my goodness, your booth may look sparse, however, I could just live in it---it looks soooooooooo beautiful with all the white.
Love your hat.
Jeanette

joanne May said...

Hi Shell,
I nearly missed this lovely post.
Your Christmas stall at the market is beautiful and I love the star and tree cushions. Your bunny hat looks great on you! :-)
Hehe... You make me laugh... You were cheeky with the guys at the market! ;-D
You also look lovely wearing the rabbit necklace.
Hugs to you my friend.
xxx

Mandy Saile of Bijou's Whimsy said...

ohhh but wouldn't you be a playboy bunny who stitches?:D...that would be unique & cool wouldn't it, ha ha. p.s. your display looked great...next to the food booth & all those foodie fingers, yikes!
p.p.s your hat is too fantastic for words & thanks oodles from us & our warren of bunnies for spreading the word about their wonderfulness:D

Jessica @BeforeTheDawn said...

Yay for the hat! I am cracking up at you crossing your eyes at that guy, too funny! And I *adore* your jingle stars!

Jindi's Cottage said...

Your booth looked gorgeous...shame about the curtains, I would have been obsessed with that grease spot too!...good on you for making that guy laugh...

Heart of a Cowgirl said...

Your booth looked fabulous! So great, too, that your beautiful work led to conversations about bunny rescue. :)

Heart of a Cowgirl said...

Your booth looked fabulous! So great, too, that your beautiful work led to conversations about bunny rescue. :)