Tuesday, May 15, 2007

The Show From Hell

So, as you know, I've been spending many days preparing for my Mother's Day weekend show. Well, it was last weekend....and.....to put it frankly.....it sucked. I mean..it really, really sucked!


I should have known it was going to be bad...all the signs were there! I realized the Thursday night before the first day of the show that we were suppose to set up and I realized this about 15 mins before going to the airport to pick up my mom..who, by the way, was flying in to help me with this HUGE show. Then, her plane was about 45 mins late. We get to the craft show site and the flippin canopy sides don't fit....my husband tried for over an hour to get all four sides zippered. It ended up he only got 3 out of the 4 done.


Friday was the first day and I sold $55 for the entire day. Sat, the 2nd day, around 4 pm we had a huge rain storm and when I tried to pull the table under the canopy - it collapsed WITH ALL MY KNITTING ON IT! So, since I had only sold one $2 card for the ENTIRE DAY I decided this was just not going to fly. We packed up and left. So disappointing. I was fit to be tied! I had such a pretty booth too.....here are some pics....




















Nice, right? I was so happy with how it turned out.

So, that was my fabulous weekend. The only good to come out of it was that I got to spend time with my mom for the entire weekend!





8 comments:

Stephanie said...

I'm sorry the show was a bust but take it in stride and hopefully your future craft shows will be a success.

Creations by Sarah said...

I'm sorry too. I mean at least you got to spend it with your mom. Shows are usually a hit and miss from what I hear. Hopefully the next one will do better for you.

knitsteel said...

I'm sorry, because your booth really was fantastic. You showed off your knitting and your jewelry just right.
I've heard that shows on holidays don't always work out so well. People are often doing other things. They've already bought gifts. They're spending money on brunch.... blah blah blah.

Marie said...

Your booth looked great. I just did a craft show 2 weeks ago and it sucked too. As much as I think I am going to sell out of stuff, it is always more work than it is worth. So, here's to Etsy, right!!

FourDotsDesigns said...

I'm sorry your show didn't go so well...and with such a nice, booth too!!!
But hey, like you said, you got to spend time with your mom!

shopPOPKO said...

this is the worst story. i know the feeling..and its almost laughable when it gets that bad! rain on your knits? UGH!!
Youre a trooper, and its good that you had your mom there to complain with!

~Katie~ said...

Your booth looked fabulous! That's too bad that the weather didn't cooperate... I'm sure you would have done great if it wasn't for the rain!

Tamara said...

Ugh, that sucks. I know how hard shows can be even if they go well. Hopefully your next one will be awesome.

Tamara
http://mcfarlanddesigns.blogspot.com