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sidavis
True Blue Farmgirl

125 Posts

Susan
Vero Beach Fl
USA
125 Posts

Posted - Oct 18 2011 :  05:59:05 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Adorable hat. Do you make monkeys? And, do you sell them?

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StrawHouseRanch
True Blue Farmgirl

1044 Posts

Paula
Holt Missouri
USA
1044 Posts

Posted - Oct 18 2011 :  06:24:09 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Susan, The fact that you sold a bag off of your shoulder is a sure sign that it isn't the bags. I think they are fabulous!! Marketing is the key...just keep an eye out for those types of booths that work for people and see if you can come up with something that really draws them in!!

Paula

Farmgirl Sister #3090
Yesterday is History, Tomorrow is a Mystery, and Today is a Gift.
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sidavis
True Blue Farmgirl

125 Posts

Susan
Vero Beach Fl
USA
125 Posts

Posted - Oct 18 2011 :  07:29:59 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you Paula, I appreciate your input. And to think that I am a visual merchandiser for an up scale boutique. Guess I was into getting enough merchandise together. Can't wait to try my new props.

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Acelady02
True Blue Farmgirl

1266 Posts

Penny
Washington GA
USA
1266 Posts

Posted - Oct 18 2011 :  11:19:48 AM  Show Profile  Send Acelady02 an AOL message  Send Acelady02 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Susan, I don't think it is the purses either, I can't wait to see the new booth. I got to get busy and finish my faux chenille blanket for a baby shower and the crochet one for the same shower. Here is the pic of a baby bonnet I made from a crochet handkerchief

(((((Hugs All)))))Penny

Farmgirl Sister #3343

God gives Miracles to those who Believe, Courage to those with Faith, Hope to those who Dream, Love to those who Accept, & Forgiveness to those who Ask...
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grammytammy
True Blue Farmgirl

585 Posts

Tamara
Binghamton ny
USA
585 Posts

Posted - Oct 18 2011 :  12:24:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What a beautiful bonnet.

FarmGirl 2495
God loved us so much He gave His only son to die in our stead.
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sidavis
True Blue Farmgirl

125 Posts

Susan
Vero Beach Fl
USA
125 Posts

Posted - Oct 19 2011 :  06:03:56 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What a beautiful baby bonnet.

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FarmDream
True Blue Farmgirl

1085 Posts

Julie
TX
USA
1085 Posts

Posted - Oct 19 2011 :  08:14:02 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What a gorgeous bonnet Penny! I love those kinds of delicate well crafted things.

Susan- I do make sock monkey hats and sell them. I'll be working on a pig hat and a cupcake hat next.

Julie

~FarmDream is Farmgirl Sister #3069

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sidavis
True Blue Farmgirl

125 Posts

Susan
Vero Beach Fl
USA
125 Posts

Posted - Oct 19 2011 :  11:37:56 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
How much do you charge for a sock monkey hat? And what size does it fit?

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textilelover
True Blue Farmgirl

557 Posts

Dianne
Middletown NY
USA
557 Posts

Posted - Oct 19 2011 :  12:26:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Julie, Love the panda hat. You are so talented!
Susan, I haven't done craft shows because I'm afraid people will look and not buy so I admire you for trying again. I know you'll succeed.
Penny, The bonnet is exquisite. Can't wait to see what's next. Dianne in the Hudson Valley

Sister #749

"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." --Leondardo da Vinci
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sidavis
True Blue Farmgirl

125 Posts

Susan
Vero Beach Fl
USA
125 Posts

Posted - Oct 19 2011 :  2:27:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dianne, I am trying the show again because I have so much money invested right not that I have to re coop some of it :-) Plus, it's nice to talk to people, if they look you in the eye and don't scurry away when you smile at them. You can't have a thin skin to do shows. Am showing my new and improved (I hope) set up. Will let you all know if if works this time.

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sidavis
True Blue Farmgirl

125 Posts

Susan
Vero Beach Fl
USA
125 Posts

Posted - Oct 19 2011 :  2:29:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote


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Cherime
True Blue Farmgirl

1222 Posts

Cherime
Wasilla Alaska
USA
1222 Posts

Posted - Oct 19 2011 :  2:39:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Customers are like deer, you have to lure them in especially at shows. It seems to me they come out to look and see what they can make and more so in this economy. But if you can lure the elusive customer into your lair and gently pounce, you can get some of them to actually open the old pocketbook. ;>)

CMF
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StrawHouseRanch
True Blue Farmgirl

1044 Posts

Paula
Holt Missouri
USA
1044 Posts

Posted - Oct 20 2011 :  06:47:32 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Susan,

The latticework is a really nice touch. I like the folding screen too...Maybe some more solid backgrounds to show off your bags..can you drape some fabric over the folding screens that compliment the bags? I would imagine that if you have a problem with wind where you are at, it would be difficult to have too much solid props or things would be blowing over all of the time.

Paula

Farmgirl Sister #3090
Yesterday is History, Tomorrow is a Mystery, and Today is a Gift.
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StrawHouseRanch
True Blue Farmgirl

1044 Posts

Paula
Holt Missouri
USA
1044 Posts

Posted - Oct 20 2011 :  06:51:01 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm working on a new bag. This is will be the front flap. It will be a vintage-like messenger bag in wool tweed and a gold taffeta lining.



Hey we made it to 100 pages!!

Paula

Farmgirl Sister #3090
Yesterday is History, Tomorrow is a Mystery, and Today is a Gift.
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sidavis
True Blue Farmgirl

125 Posts

Susan
Vero Beach Fl
USA
125 Posts

Posted - Oct 20 2011 :  10:10:14 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Love the bag Paula. yes it gets windy here so I don't think the fabric will work. Most of the booths are out front, mine is the only one that you walk into. Maybe that's part of the problem. Will try again this week end.

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Sharon Denise
True Blue Farmgirl

211 Posts

Sharon
Temple TX
USA
211 Posts

Posted - Oct 20 2011 :  11:14:40 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Love the bag!!

"There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. Yet that will be the beginning."
~Louis L'Amour
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LadyInRed
True Blue Farmgirl

6355 Posts

PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
6355 Posts

Posted - Oct 20 2011 :  12:04:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Paula...LOVE YOUR BAG!!!!

I'm still working on moving! LOL

blessings,
peggy

Farmgirl #1326
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"Leave Your Cares Behind...Join Us On The Porch"

"I'm only as strong as the caffeine I drink, the hair-spray I use and the Girlfriends that I have."

When I was a lonely wallflower, Jesus asked me to dance. Then he asked me to be joyous, to be passionate, and to Be His!
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FarmDream
True Blue Farmgirl

1085 Posts

Julie
TX
USA
1085 Posts

Posted - Oct 20 2011 :  7:13:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ok I finished the piggy hat today and I'm almost finished with the sock monkey hat. Next up will be the cupcake. It's hat season so it's always busy. I can size any of the hats for any size head or age group. Susan, just email me or message me through Etsy, link in my signature, and I can give you prices.



I find that booths are kind of like stores. I looked at lots of pics on the internet of vendor booths to help me decide what works and what doesn't. I have found that people like a more cozy feel and not so much open air. People like a big table with stairstep display. This is as simple as putting a box or blocks on the table and covering with a table cloth and displaying the goods on different levels. For the bags I might put the table in the middle and have some bags hanging on the sides. There's also wall kits for the canopy. I wouldn't want customers having to duck their head around a bag to come into the tent. I'd be fussing around with my goods just a little because it makes me look like I'm tending to my booth. People don't want to feel like I'm laying in wait ready to pounce on them. So if I'm straightening things or cleaning up they don't feel pressured to talk to me. Some people just don't want to talk. I always have a nice greeting that doesn't sound like I'm trying to sell something. "I really appreciate you coming out here today," works well. Most of this stuff I have learned through trial and error and copying what I see other vendors do. I watch how they stand and interact with customers. I watch their booths to see if people are drawn to their booth and why. I'm real helpful to the other vendors because it will come back to me ten fold. Some days the only business I get is from the other vendors. But they are a great word of mouth advertising.

~FarmDream is Farmgirl Sister #3069

Live Today, Cherish Yesterday, Dream Tomorrow

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http://julie-rants.blogspot.com
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sidavis
True Blue Farmgirl

125 Posts

Susan
Vero Beach Fl
USA
125 Posts

Posted - Oct 21 2011 :  06:33:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Julie, Great information that I will try and put to use. It will be cold tomorrow at 6 am so I'm till debating. Thanks for the in put.

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StrawHouseRanch
True Blue Farmgirl

1044 Posts

Paula
Holt Missouri
USA
1044 Posts

Posted - Oct 21 2011 :  06:43:21 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Julie, the piggy hat is so cute! I can't wait to see how your cupcake hat turns out! That is really good information about how to manage your booth. The central table stacked pyramid style sounds like it would make a great display, and would look great from all angles.
Good luck with round two Susan!! Think positive, we will all be there in spirit with you.

Paula

Farmgirl Sister #3090
Yesterday is History, Tomorrow is a Mystery, and Today is a Gift.
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levisgrammy
True Blue Farmgirl

6693 Posts

Denise Thompson
NJ
USA
6693 Posts

Posted - Oct 21 2011 :  07:27:19 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That piggy hat is cute!
I am working on cleaning and reorganizing, dejunking my sewing room.

farm girl sister#43
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O, a trouble's a ton or a trouble's an ounce,
Or a trouble is what you make it!
And it isn't the fact that you're hurt that counts,
But only--how did you take it?

--Edmund C. Vance.
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ClaireSky
True Blue Farmgirl

1760 Posts

Julie
Arcadia WI
USA
1760 Posts

Posted - Oct 21 2011 :  08:47:42 AM  Show Profile  Send ClaireSky an AOL message  Send ClaireSky a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
The last few days I have been working on a Christmas table runner. When I am finished I will try to take a picture of it. P.S. The piggy hat is very cute!

Julie
Farmgirl Sister #399
West-Central WI Farmgirls

"Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful." Herman Cain
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bobbinrobin
True Blue Farmgirl

590 Posts

Sharon
Newman Lake WA
USA
590 Posts

Posted - Oct 21 2011 :  09:07:13 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I made a good friend a birthday card yesterday. A is for Andra!


How beautiful a day can be when kindness touches it. -G. Elliston

www.sharnymcclarny.etsy.com
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Marcy
True Blue Farmgirl

2465 Posts

Marcy
Tiverton Rhode Island
USA
2465 Posts

Posted - Oct 21 2011 :  10:18:55 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sharon,

That card is beautiful. What a keepsake!

hugs
Marcy

Farmgirl #170

Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give...Eleanor Roosevelt

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bobbinrobin
True Blue Farmgirl

590 Posts

Sharon
Newman Lake WA
USA
590 Posts

Posted - Oct 21 2011 :  10:23:14 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanx Marcie. My friend is a beautiful person and deserves a beautiful card. Can't wait to meet her for lunch on her special day.

How beautiful a day can be when kindness touches it. -G. Elliston

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