Sunday, May 3, 2009

A Paris Street Market

Yesterday was A Paris Street Market event for my business, Lark & Lola! I've been crafting my little tail off (my hands and fingers are raw and sore), staying up until the wee hours of the morning, desperately trying to get ready for this show. The whole last couple weeks I've been a bundle of nerves with tons of self doubting and worries that I wouldn't be able to pull this off...but...

It went great!
I plan on trying to have twice as much stuff for the next show. Other vendors told me the weather was really affecting the crowd {that usually by 8am each booth would be packed} but despite that I'm still *VERY* happy with the outcome.

It was threatening to rain all day which would have been bad as so many of my items are paper products. Luckily, there wasn't a drop until we were packing up for the day. How's that for luck?

It was so wonderful {especially after all the weeks of self doubt} to hear people say such nice things about the crafts that I love so much. Each time I was surprised a little bit to hear that someone else liked it too. It's given me a lot more confidence in myself and my work.

My garlands were very popular, and a few people want custom orders.

My calendar blocks were something I made last minute - just barely finding the time. I only made three but now I wish I'd made more because all three sold within the first hour!

By the end of the day, my booth was pretty picked over. Now I'll be much more prepared for next show, I'll know what to expect.


I really owe special thanks to:

My mom and dad, who got up really early to come help us out, take care of Eisley, and were there to support me all day.
Bea, for sticking around to help clean up even though you didn't have to.
Holly & Jerry for lending us table and the use of their truck, I definitely couldn't have pulled this off without you.
Justin, most of all, for putting up with my super late nights, taking care of Eisley with almost every spare second you've had in the last month, and supporting my dream to do A Paris Street Market!

I loved it.

4 comments:

  1. H, I am SO happy it went well. I can see why your garlands were so popular! I hope the next time is EVEN better! Much love

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  2. Here comes success! Buh bow bow bow.

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  3. Yay for you accomplishing something like that!

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  4. This is outstanding--both your creations and your very lovely and creative Paris St Market display!

    I heard that visitors to your booth were "ah"ing and "ooh"ing and I can see why.

    You have a talent that deserves to be displayed and recognized.

    Keep on creating, Heather Kate. And Martha Stewart watch out--you can be replaced!

    I'm so proud of you...Love, Gramma Erwin

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