Yes, Virginia, they are….but, in my vast experience 😉 selling my work (a total of 7 shows now, the 1st one in Spring of 2007), they are buying smaller, less expensive items. The show I did on Sunday was the 2nd I’ve done since the doom & gloom economy forecasts of this Fall. In both cases, I was busy busy busy, talking to folk and writing up sales – but monetarily I did only marginally better than i did at these shows last year. So I look on these shows as successes – more people are enjoying my work, stopping to talk and buying things. It’s just that they’re buying less expensive items. I expected that this was going to be the case, so I found a less expensive silk blank so I could offer a scarf under the $20 price point. It turns out that I love this weight & type of silk, so I’m glad I went looking forward, it’s definitely going to remain in my repertoire as the economy improves (and it WILL improve!!!)
Show us pictures! Well, I’ve got a couple, but I had to do this setup without my husband who was away on business, so this is all I’ve got:
As you can see, it takes place in a beautiful house (pictured on the invite in this post). Although I felt cramped, and had to take little nooks outside the room I was actually in, I still managed to use more space than some of the other folk in the show. And I just now realize I didn’t get a good picture of my little Grab ‘n Gos:
Thanks goodness I blogged about them the other day, because 4 out of 5 of them got up and went!
I didn’t sell a single larger bag, which is a first for me, but these little guys were really popular! I’ve combined my birds with my baubles and am calling them “Baubles & Birds” when they work together.
Guess which one didn’t sell???!!!
Your set up really looks great! I love the thought of doing craft shows in unusual places where you get to think outside the box on your setup! It looks like a beautiful house! It seems easy for me too, when possible, to be able to spread out and expand too!
I think all the little grab n go’s are so cute. But if I had to guess, I would say the blue bag with yellow flap.
Oh that looks great! Wish I could have gone. I’m guessing the one on the right didn’t sell? That yellow is a little mustard-y ;]
I love that you shared your selling experiences with us, Candy. Your display looks fabulous, by the way! I’m finding the same thing with the shows I’ve been doing… people are buying more of my prints as opposed to the originals. Lower price point. Hope you’re well! Hugs, Shari