Monday, October 26, 2009

Hubie's Market

The church and school where Irv works is having a very tiny little "market" on November 8 from 10:00 until 2:00. It's St. Hubert Church and School in Hoffman Estates, Illinois if any local readers are interested.There about 40 crafters and business vendors participating, and I am one of them. It sounded like they had a lot of nice businesses signed up. My understanding is that they use to have a big craft show, but over the years lost the volunteers and they stopped having it. This sounds like an attempt to get something going again. I thought I would lend my support.

Even though it is an indoor show, we aren't going to take our big setup. It's just way too much work for four hours. Instead we are going to do the two tables that they provide. I'm going to take some Christmas ornaments and the new brooches I'm making. I will be personalizing the sleds for people. The brooches will be in gift boxes on the table and I'll have ribbon for them.

I'll take the holiday coasters and a few non-holiday ones, and put them in gift boxes with tissue and ribbon. Then we'll bring the white bookshelf and put out some small cake stands, bring a clothes rack to hang my aprons on and a coat rack to hang the totes on. Irv said not to expect too much, so I am not going to go overboard....but then you always need to be prepared.

I'll have plenty for people to look at, but with a lot less set up and take down. It should work out fine. I'm sure some of the teachers and office staff that Irv works with will come by, so I thought it would be nice for us to participate.

Have you ever done any tiny little shows like this? Anyone show up? :)

9 comments:

Lanyardlady said...

We have an artisans' fair at the university each year. We have some talented crafters with beautiful work. Unfortunately we don't get a big crowd, but we do have some loyal patrons. It's good to participate and see people you only see once a year. Sometimes the artists end up swapping wares which is cool! Hope yours is a huge success!

aliceinparis said...

I've never participated in a show. I don't really have a lot to display. I think you will do well and it will be interesting to test the dynamics of a smaller set up!

DUTA said...

I sounds like a very nice, colorful event that could be financially successful to the vendors. I wish I was local and also participating....

Good Luck to you!

Cathryn said...

I don't set up shop in the fairs, but I go to them. I'm one of those that looks for interesting gifts at the fairs. You are taking an interesting yet eclectic mix of goodies! I'm sure you will do well.

Angela said...

I did a tiny show several years ago at a church. It turned out to be mostly a garage sale! I ended up doing very well with my ornaments though and came home with lots of orders and I got more because of the exposure. I think the booth was $10 and it was right around the corner from my house. So, all in all it was great!

Beth Anderson said...

I love your pins Kathy - you have to keep making them.
It should be a successful show for you.

Kathy said...

Thanks for the comments everyone. I appreciate it. I'm just going to go and have fun....meet some new people and if I get some sales....better yet.

I'm hoping the pins and coasters do well in their gift boxes and maybe the little sleds. Cake stands usually sell well, but you just never know.

Beth...I plan to keep making the pins. I am really enjoying it. I'm trying to think of other ways to expand on them using fabric.

Joanna Jenkins said...

I hope it's a great time and a success for you!
xo

jen said...

we have something similar at my work. We usually only have about 10-15 crafters, but you'd be surprised at how well you could do at a small thing like that!

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