My dear friend and confidant, Jacquie, owner of California Chic, and I decided to exhibit our handmade items at a local arts and crafts fair in May. Sorry about the photos everyone, I did my best.
I hung all my table runners on rolling garment racks, and asked my husband ( Robert) to place the ottoman directly in front of our display. He asked, “ Are you sure that’s where you want it ? Shoppers might decide it’s a good resting spot.” I confidently reassured him, “I doubt any shoppers would be daring enough to do that.” Little did I know Jacquie had one ear open.
More about the ottoman later. . . .
After I rearranged our exhibit 100 times. I realized not only do I have to constantly tweak the decor in my home, I had to do the same with the show. (wink)
Jacquie and I went “fity- fity” on the craft fair entrance fee of $250.00.
There is a certain charm in burlap that can add appeal to your home.
Here is a better photo of the ottoman I made. We heard a lot of stories about the famous hotel Chateau Marmont; it was quite an attention getter.
Jacquie did her thing too . . .
Look at the darling rag-style quilted handbags & diaper bags, blankets and accessories she uses dreamy fabric & colors. For an added splash, the baby blankets can even be personalized at your request …
nice touch Jacquie!
Although our items received a lot of attention, this craft fair wasn’t a money maker for either of us. We didn’t even sell enough to cover our entrance fees . . Urgh
Soooo . . . . remember the ottoman I decided to place right out in front
Yep . . . .
Caught on Camera
By Jacquie. . .she’s a prankster !!!
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