Holly Daze Mini Recap Kitten Chronicles: So, it has taken a week to get to this point. Most of this week I have felt like I've had a "Holly Daze Bazaar" hangover, but not painful...just beyond exhausted.
So, a week ago today, Harry and I were getting things all packed up and set next to the front door for early packing in the car the next day. Everything fit in the back seat of Janeway the Ela
ntra and the truck. Of course I didn't sleep well...but I was up early, showered, put MAKE UP on!!!! And then my peacock tee shirt on and even managed to get in a Mastermind call for a few minutes and then we were on our way, with a quick stop at the ATM. Got to the school 10 minutes before the official set up start time and after finding out where I was suppose to be, I got busy. Julie had gotten us a great location, right by the interior doors to the main room of the bazaar. I can't remember what time Julie got there, but by the time she showed up, I was almost ready. The official start time of the bazaar shopping time was at 10:00 a.m. I had a good hour plus to wait.
Meanwhile, little by little, the other tables got set up and I've just got to say, and I actually say this a lot, I am in awe of the talent on our island. More on that in future posts...
Finally, the "show" started and for most of the day I thought the crowds were pretty good, but Julie eventually told me that the crowds were about 1/2 of what they were the year before. Still...we did okay...I actually did really good all things considered. I was told not to expect to make more than a certain amount, and I actually did go over that amount by about $40.00. I'll take it.
I sold about 5 copies of my little spice book, a few or so of the crocheted snowflakes and Victorian hearts, 3 peacock pens, several magnets, several lipbalms...only 1 tea towel, and no bon bon ornaments (and that makes me so sad...) but I am grateful for any sale made.
Of course, whatever money I did make basically went towards purchases from other vendors. More on that in future posts, 'cause I want to take pics of the stuff I bought for myself...and other stuff are prezzies...
Harry was awesome. He stayed with me the entire time except for going to grab us lunch and make a special trip home to snag a scrunchie for me, 'cause it was hot in the main room for a while.
Julie and I had a great time and I made a new friend with the vendor on the other side of me. I'll do it again and in fact, Harry and I are already researching the Vashon Island Farmer's Market as a future endeavor. I basically am babystepping my business...I would rather build slow and have more success...the next goal though is to launch my Etsy shop, which I'm given myself until the end of the year (maybe sooner to take advantage of the holiday season...)
So, that's that for the moment...look in the photos for Holly Daze, or scroll down my timeline for the pictures of the bazaar...