The beautiful and talented Jennifer over at bisforbird recently hosted a gorgeous pink & polka dotted baby shower. I love every single detail especially those personalized note cards found here. Her blog is full of inspiring details.
Phewf, it's been a busy week! I've just come back from the Blim Community Market and now I'm looking forward to next weekend when I attend Got Craft.
I'm tired just thinking about how much product I made this week. Here's a little peek into the finished products.
Now, I'm no expert but I luuurve setting up craft fair tables. I spend hours searching for the perfect items to display my goods.
This is a shot of the whole table. (Grrrr....wrinkled table cloth. Oh, how you taunt me!)
I start off with my collection of vintage suitcases to give the table some personality but they also serve as perfect display boxes. Suitcases are a great way to get height at a table. When open, the back becomes additional retail space. Stringing twine across the tops allows me to hang some samples and provides a colorful backdrop. My obsession with vintage suitcases leaves my husband shaking his head every time I come home with a 'new' one.
I have quite the collection now but don't worry, when not being used at craft fairs, these suitcases are stacked and used as a side table in our living room.
Another important feature to get customers flocking to your table is to layer. Have varying heights to help draw the eye up. I put things on trays and set up mini vignettes, that are usually color-blocked.
My fabric cards are very bright so I choose to use a subtle background. The table cloth is actually an old sheet I picked up secondhand and it offers just a hint of a pattern without being too overpowering. All of the suitcases are also neutral.
Remember to make prices visible. Customers shouldn't have to ask how much something is.
Reuse! This is a no-brainer but be on the lookout for items that can do double duty. This is an old Tazo Tea variety pack bamboo box. It perfectly holds all my bookplates and the lid offers a place to display them.
I've had a pile of fabric sitting in my studio for months now just waiting to be made into something fabulous. In that pile was some great apple/pear fabric that I planned to turn into some teacher gifts. Now, let me just tell you that I'm a bit of an expert when it comes to this because, well, I'm a teacher in my real life. So, I know exactly what teachers want. We love and do our job without any expectations of gifts but our wonderful parents still insist on getting us prezzies. So I'm all about practical and useful gifts and that's what these are. I'd love to receive a pile of these!
I also managed to design some new monogram bookplates that are fun and modern and come in a variety of colors.
I'm loving these super cute dinosaurs. I've got some other plans to incorporate them into some birthday theme party packs...when I have time :)