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Old 11-25-2007, 01:29
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Hi Ladies~
Well I had my big craft show this past Friday & Saturday. This was the first year they held it on Thanksiving weekend and let just say it wasn't a good idea They were expecting over 10,000 people and I would say all weekend that there were maybe 1000. The people next to me flew out from Chicago because they said this show is the biggest in Los Angeles. Even the promoters were shocked. I sold just over $300, but it was $200 for the show, so not so much profit. I did make a lot of new contacts, so it may pay off in the end. There were a lot of alternative artist there with jewlery, t-shirts , paintings, and clothing. Can I tell you that out of 150+ vendors I won the most CREATIVE award!!!!! I didn't even know they were giving out awards.
There was another bow lady there on the far side of the show but I was hearing that she was really expensive. This show was held close to Beverly Hills, so I would have thought they wouldn't be so worried about prices, but maybe she was really high priced. Is it just me or do you ladies shy away from checking out your competitors? I am always afraid they will have nicer stuff than me
One of my customers has already emailed me this morning for more bows, so I am really excited. I am posting a pic of my booth. Please let me know what you think I should do different.
Thanks for all the support ladies!!!! I appreciate each and every one of you!
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Your booth looks great!

How did the sale of the tutus go?
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I did well with the tutu's. I did 2 custom orders at the show and I sold 1 premade as I was packing up.
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that looks awesome and yea for new contacts!
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congrats on the award and doing so well! That was quite an entry fee!
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Is it just me or do you ladies shy away from checking out your competitors? I am always afraid they will have nicer stuff than me
Checking out your competition is one of those blessing/curse things. But, as we saw with the bow that went for 40 dollars, you can't always know what will sell!

You have nothing to worry about, your work is awesome!
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Your booth looks wonderful! Your banner really looks good and is so easy to read! Sorry that is was not what you hoped for, but I am glad that you did get some new contacts. Job well done.
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Ya'll got me inspired with all the craft show talk...so I checked into the one at our local mall. It runs now until like two days before Christmas...Holy Cow it was $2600!! Jason says, how many bows would you have to sell? Waaayy to many...boo hoo. I was so excited, but that's just craziness! Your booth is beautiful! Definitely check out the competition. If they have something better, it might just inspire you (like the forty dollar bow)!
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Congrats on winning the creative award. I would have given it to you too. Your booth is cute, I love the table cloth. I got a feeling that you will be getting a lot more emails and phone calls.

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