16 May, 2012

three down, two to go

it has been a busy spring with art/craft shows/sales/events! a couple of weekends ago, i did the may clover market with my friend tiffany. here's a shot looking into our little booth:

that's cute tiffany sitting there, and here's her set up (you got a preview of this a few posts back...):

to our left, booth neighbor veronica, who's sweet as can be and uses the greatest vintage fabrics for her fun dresses:

(she's working on getting her etsy shop up and running, check back for the link!)

and then, to our right, was pal karen stanford of skylark studio.
i don't know why i didn't get more photos of karen's booth -- her jewelry and presentation is looking amazing. (i'm wearing her distelfink necklace in the photos from my last post.)

then, this past weekend was the art star craft bazaar in philly and melanie (of spread-the-love) and i figured out that this was the first of our four years sharing a booth at art star that we didn't have any rain, or wind, or impending thunderstorm. it was delightful!
here's the view looking into our booth early in the day soon after set-up:

and here's the view we had from inside looking out:

we said that it felt like we were on a beach vacation - complete with the smell of sunscreen, passing boats, and the kind of exhaustion that comes from sun glare.

after two other spring shows, one sharing a booth and one filling it on my own, i think by art star weekend, i finally started to figure out my ideal set-up. this shot was taken on the first day, and it changed a little on the second day, but overall, i was happy with the set-up.

it's come a long way since my very first craft fair! take a look at bazaar bizarre 2005 - this was a few years before i was chez-sucre-chez and had any idea of what i was wanting to do with my work or style or medium:

so much pink! so much knitting! (i do love those totes that i did with the oster kitchen fairy... i still have one of the prints tucked away in one of those suitcases i used for the show!) and those postcards -- they were made from books i had salvaged from the library of the school where i taught. i cut up a charley harper golden book of biology before i realized the importance/amazingness of it... i later had to search ebay and pay a lot more to buy myself another copy of that book. and then the charley harper coffee table book that todd oldham did came out. i had to get that, too.

anyways --- art star was good and the big sellers were the kits (as usual), and the bowl covers.

i definitely got a kick out of how many people would walk towards the display of the bowl covers from yards away -- i am most certain that they thought they were a rack of bonnets. seriously, it happened so many times that i kind of think maybe i should make bonnets - people seemed drawn to them! but then, i was glad to see that once people figured out what they were, that they were as stoked on the idea as i am. i now just need to work on creating cute descriptive tags for them and taking better photos and doing some marketing...

oh, and i got caught on camera for the style blog urbanfieldnotes.... see it here. (i was nervous...)

the next show is june 3rd, and that's the last clover market of the season. and then, i'm headed to brooklyn june 23 & 24th for renegade! very much looking forward to it....

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