quinta-feira, 8 de abril de 2010

The Craft Fair, Part II

Em Português depois das fotos :)

I told you about THE Craft Fair a couple of days ago.
Well, it was this Saturday.

I REALLY planned things this time. I made a jewelry display, inspired by this by ArtMind (see the differences? eheheheh I'm not has crafty has she is I guess), I priced everything in advance, I took my rocks with me (the ones I use as props for my etsy photos).. I was packed and ready the day before! (in comparison with last year, I must tell you this is a great accomplishment!).
I even took my time to make my stand a pretty place, instead of just throwing things on it (yes, like last year).
I took more than 1 hour to get my stand ready! But I moved away, looked at it, and felt pride. It looked good.


My stand from away, I share my stand with a friend, she's on "black", although the black jewelry display is mine.
A minha banca de longe, partilho-a com uma amiga que está no pano preto, embora aquele expositor preto tenha brincos meus.


But then it started raining.
Oh yeah. Raining. All morning.

Some of the people who had stands went home, but not me. I mean, come ON! I didn't want to go in the fist place, then I got excited about it, made a JEWELRY DISPLAY people!!! Took more than one hour to set up the stand, woke up at 7 a.m. on a Saturday and now I'm supposed to go home? No way. The rain will stop and I'll be here when that happens.

The earrings display
O expositor dos brincos em k-line


My new Moo cards | Os meus novos cartões Moo

Eventually I went to have lunch with one of my neighbors and when we came back, no more rain, and we even had a little bit of sun!


Zoom in of nanouke's stand | Zoom in da banca nanouke


We had to put plastics on top of the things because of the rain
Tinhamos de por plásticos em cima das coisas por causa da chuva

This guy wouldn't give up because of the rain either, he was so funny!
Este tipo das andas também não desistiu por causa da chuva e era tão engraçado!


Carolina's stand, she makes these amazing wallets sewn by hand, one day I'll tell you all about her
A banca da Carolina, que faz umas carteiras incríveis cosidas à mão, um dia mostro-vos


Oh I had so much fun! We laughed and laughed, like our craft fairs used to be... I even sold some pieces and I had a blast!


Next month I'm thinking of making some origami flowers because of Mother's Day, to give to the Mother's and costumers that stop by/buy something.

A Feira, Parte II

Contei-vos dA Feira há uns dias.
Bom, foi este Sábado.


Desta vez planeei as coisas mesmo à séria. Até fiz um expositor para os brincos, inspirado no da ArtMind (ehehe Vêm a diferença? Não sou tão mãozinhas de fada como ela), marquei as peças com os preços, levei as minhas pedrinhas comigo (aquelas que uso nas fotos da etsy), e tinha tudo arrumado e pronto na véspera! (em comparação com o que acontecia o ano passado, foi uma grande vitória).


Até demorei mais de uma hora a montar a minha banca, em vez de colocar ao calhas as coisas lá em cima (sim, como o ano passado).
Acabada de montar, afastei-me, olhei para ela e... Estava bonita! Que orgulho!


E foi então que começou a chover. Sim, a chover. A manhã toda.
Alguns dos feirantes foram para casa depois de muita chuva, pára a chuva, volta a chuva. Mas eu fiquei. Quer dizer, eu nem queria ir de início, depois fiquei entusiasmada com a feira, fiz um EXPOSITOR minha gente!! Mais de uma hora para montar a banca, acordei às 7 da manhã num Sábado e agora ía para casa? Nem pensar. A chuva iria parar e eu estaria lá.


Entretanto fui almoçar com uma vizinha da feira (A Canteiro, um dia blogo sobre ela) e quando voltámos, a chuva não mais voltou e eventualmente o sol até apareceu!


E diverti-me tanto! Rimos e palhaçamos, como eram as nossas feiras antigamente... E até vendi algumas peças e os meus 5 visitantes da feira rural apareceram para buscar o saquinho das surpresas!


Para o mês que vem estou a pensar em fazer flores origami para oferecer às Mães que visitem a banca e aos clientes que comprem algo. Porque a feira é na véspera do dia da Mãe.

8 comentários:

Arctida disse...

Sounds like you had a blast, sweetie! Personally I'm too chicken (or too lazy) to participate in fairs :) but maybe one day... maybe one day...

Oh, and your stand looked very professional! Love the earrings display especially! :)

Star of the East disse...

Good to hear you had fun and sold some items :) Your stand looks great!

markhed disse...

Looks great! good job on your craft fair!

karuski disse...

Your earring display looks good! It's great to hear you enjoyed the fair despite the rain shower. My fair is approaching in two weeks, it's organized indoors.

florigamigirl disse...

I tink you did a greta job staying so positive - and I'm glad it paid off. Great idea about the (fl)origami flowers to give to the mums!

ArtMind disse...

ooh, I want to come and go to the fair with you - we would have so much fun together! Love your display and I'm in love with your logo!
Well done for not giving up while it rained, Ana, that's the spirit! :)

anapina disse...

Well done, never give up!
In the end, the important is that you had fun and felt it was worth it!!
Oh, and your stand looks great :)

Beijinho :)

L'Accent Nou - creative projects disse...

Your exposition looks great! So neat and beautiful!