I took more orders than I thought I would for my first time and my purses are on their way to the Florida Keys ( my first U.S. order, YAY!) and off to an Art Gallery in Ontario ( YAY again! ). My landscapes did very well too and this summer I'll have my work in all the coastal communities that are so popular with tourists like Mahone Bay, Chester and Lunenbourg. That's very exciting because these were the areas that I had in mind when I was creating the line.
After many trys to remove the memory card ( I'm a pro at this now if anyone needs a tip ) I succeeded, so here are some pics of my booth at the Acts show.
My booth had a split personality, one side evening bags and the other quilted lanscapes. I wanted to bring both and not lose the opportunity but was worried how the booth would look. I think it turned out well dividing it down the middle, the separation seemed to do the trick. There were comments about if both parts of the booth were mine because they were so different buy they were all complimentory just surprized.
I had the pedestals made by a local handiman. They are out of 3/4 inch plywood and painted with melamine paint. They all come apart and pile flat in the car for travel but wow do they weigh a lot! I think they were a good investment as they will last a long time and are very versitile. The heights range from 2 1/2 feet to 4 feet, I had him make two of each and that gives me a lot of variations.
The process of making the bags is not so long but the explanation takes a while, so I thought that a slide show of the process would be a big help and probably do a better job than I could. So I photographed myself making a piece of the fabric and used a digital frame in the booth to show them. Again one of the pedestals came in very handy.
Here's the slideshow.