Wow, I had so much fun at the Dustbowl Arts Market! The organizers did such a good job with the whole show, the weather was perfect, and there were lots of people out and about! The whole experience was such a great learning experience for me, and I'm so glad I took the risk to try it. I got to meet lots of other talented artists, and it was so much fun to interact with everyone who came by and it felt so good to see that some of them even loved my stuff!
I had lots of fun getting my booth together. Here it is from the front. Overall I was able to pull it together very inexpensively. I borrowed my tent from my in-laws, I bought one green sheet ($7) for a table cloth and borrowed the rest from Mom. My banners were made from the printable letters at Allsorts blog. The pink crates came from wal-Mart on sale, $2.50 each. My quilt racks were an awesome garage sale find--$0.50 each!
Mom and Katie came to hang out with me for the day...when they arrived we hung Emily's quilt up on the right side of the booth. It looked so lovely and just completed my booth!
I was really disappointed that none of my baby quilts sold, but I think that it wasn't the right market for higher pricier items. I had lots of compliments, but no serious buyers for the quilts.
Yum yum. Homemade chocolate chip cookies. Please take one!
A platter full of designer burp clothes!
I hung a line of twine from the tent poles to hang a few of baby bibs and appliqued onsies on. The rest were just placed on the table below. I put my chenille backed blankets in the pink crates.
I still have a good selection of blankets, quilts, bibs and burp clothes left. Keep an eye on my etsy shop. In the next few weeks I'll be listing lots of baby gift sets!