Well my first holiday/craft show has come and gone! The local Holiday Boutique put on by the OSC of Whidbey Island was yesterday and seemed incredibly successful! I had a great time displaying my purses, handbags and diaper bags and LOVED all the amazing feedback I recieved from people as they passed by my booth. My husband did such a great job building my display - we used pegboard and 2X4's to create a heightened display and then I hung bags from hooks on the display. It worked FANTASTIC! I was so pleased with being able to show off my bags at their best instead of just laying/draping them on my table. Thanks hubby! I also had great support from my Mom - not only did she sew the great mesh bags you'll see below but she also sewed the adorable apron I was wearing! Thanks Mom!
at my booth prior to the start of the show
I set a very high goal for this show - I'd hoped to sell all the bags I had with me and although that didn't happen, I do feel like I recieved lots of great feedback and handed out a ton of business cards - it was a great way to get my name out there! I hope that if you grabbed one of my cards and ended up here on my blog you enjoy what you see! I am going to post pictures of all the bags that I brought back home with me - if any of these caught your eye and you're still interested in purchasing one - please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. OR - if you're interested in a custom purse/handbag/diaper bag and would like to discuss design options and colors - please contact me as well! I look forward to speaking to any/all of you!
Thanks to the OSC for a great job of organizing the event and to all the other vendors and those who had advice for me as I start this business venture - you're wonderful!
Avocado Squiggle Bag $35.00
Chocolate Floral Patchwork Small $20.00
Apple Seed Bag $25.00
Avocado Squiggle Bag Small $25.00
Chocolate Floral Tote $35.00
Floral Bag with Buttons - Large $30.00
Teal Paisley Diaper/Gym Bag $55.00
Pink Mesh Bag $18.00*
Neon Green Mesh Bag $18.00*
Brown Mesh Bag $18.00*
*Someone at the boutique pointed out that these mesh bags would make FABULOUS swimming bags or beach bags. Wet towels/suits will dry out easily and sand would just pass through - easy to wash too!!!