Sunday, December 4, 2011

Heck With the Malls

Yesterday I participated in a craft show called Heck With the Malls, a show held by the local arts council. They do a good job trying to get people to shop locally for Christmas gifts instead of going to the big box stores.


It was a pretty steady day and I think most of us vendors did fairly well. It was a lot of fun talking to people about the stuff I made. It was also fun seeing their reactions when I told them the soap came from milk from my own goat. People seemed pretty surprised at that!


I think my favorite customers of the day were the two little girls who were about 11 years old or so. They came to my table about 5 times to look at the little felted acorns, and I heard them naming each person they'd buy an acorn for. They came back at the end of the show with enough money in hand to buy 5 of the remaining 9 acorns. I made those acorns several years ago, and each craft show I'd bring them along and sell a few. I told the girls they could have all of the remaining acorns, and one said, "Are you sure?!" They seemed tickled pink when I said I was sure. I figured any girls dedicated enough to wool acorns to visit them 5 times during the show deserved all of them!

5 comments:

Becky said...

Your table looks fantastic! Look at all of the wonderful things you've made! Amazing! It's no wonder your items sold so well. I bet those girls were so happy! Is that David hiding behind the display? :) Congratulations on a great craft show!

Jennifer said...

Love the name of the craft show... cute story about the girls :)

Allison at Novice Life said...

That's great! It is so nice to hear people shopping local.

katiegirl said...

Yes Becky, that's David. I told him he either had to smile or hide, so he hid. :-)

Deb said...

What a great set up you have - a homier and warmer version of what Martha Stewart would have!! Your soaps are gorgeous! I dearly love your story of the acorns. I am so happy that David was there and I am tickled you did so well! One day I will be there with you! Love you, Momma

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