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    We today I am going to sell at my first craft show. It is 3 days long. Wish me luck. I will try and get pictures of my setup before the crowd hits today. Booth rental for this one was $100.00 for the 3 days.
    Mike

    Mike Fehring's Artistry in Wood
    http://www.mikefehring.com
    Mike Fehring's Free Patterns

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    Best wishes, keep smiling. Your first undertaking and it is a 3 day event....You are a glutton for punishment. Take your Ipod...Lots of water and some snacks. Be sure to remove your ear buds/headphones when a customer enters your booth.
    "Still Montana Mike"

    "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
    Mike's Wood-n-Things LLC

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    • #3
      Wish you the best of sales........
      Usually busier than a cat in a sandbox !!!!!!!!!!! MB { Dewalt 788 only }

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      • #4
        Best of luck on the long 3 day show. Paying attention to a crowd for hours on end is extremely tiring. Do not be surprised if you sleep well. Looking forward though to seeing pics and seeing how you did.

        DW
        Life is hard. It is even harder when you are being stupid.
        John Wayne

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        • #5
          Wow...three days for $100...I wish we could get that good of bargain around here! Definetly take something to keep you busy during the down time...but hopefully you will not have too much of that! However, do keep an eye on the crowd and don't let them seem like they are 'bothering you', it's a fine line. Wish you the best of luck and please let us know how it goes...and Mike forgot...make sure to take your camera - lol!

          Happy $ale$!
          ~ Kim

          A day in my shop is like a day at the beach...full of sunshine and ya never know where the sawdust may end up!

          www.gonecoastalart.com

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          • #6
            Good luck. Take lots of pics.
            Scott
            Creator of fine designer sawdust.

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            • #7
              Well the show is over and I did very well for my first bazaar/craft show. After booth rental and last minute items to display my work I came in at about $1100.00. Here are some pictures that my daughter took this morning. Tried to take photos the first day with my cell phone but they were not worht posting. Wife want me to do another show in 3 weeks.
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              Mike

              Mike Fehring's Artistry in Wood
              http://www.mikefehring.com
              Mike Fehring's Free Patterns

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              • #8
                Mike that is a great display setup. Sure you are a first timer? No wonder you did well. You have a great selection and quality.

                I love your packaging and pricing signs. Are the signs cut on a laser?
                Scott
                Creator of fine designer sawdust.

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                • #9
                  I'm with Scott, you sure you never did this before?
                  Nice work well displayed.
                  What was your biggest seller?
                  Rolf
                  RBI G4 26 Hawk, EX 16 with Pegas clamps, Nova 1624 DVR XP
                  Philosophy "I don't know that I can't, therefore I can"
                  Proud Member of the Long Island Woodworkers Club
                  And the Long Island Scrollsaw Association

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                  • #10
                    Very professional looking display. In addition to your varied assortment of projects, I love your packaging. Congratulations--you deserved your success!
                    Carole

                    Follow me on my blog: www.scrollsawbowls.blogspot.com

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                    • #11
                      What kind of bags did you use, they look good, you have a great looking display. Edward
                      http://www.scrollsawer.com/gallery/s...00&ppuser=6384

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                      • #12
                        Excellent setup. Very polished looking. Thanks for sharing them with us.

                        DW
                        Life is hard. It is even harder when you are being stupid.
                        John Wayne

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                        • #13
                          You did a really professional job on the display. The only thing I might do differently is try and get more room. It appears crowded.

                          Then again with $1100 in your pocket what do I know.... GREAT JOB.....

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                          • #14
                            Thanks everyone for the Luck wishes prior to and the great comments after. To answer some questions. The display setup was last minute. I went to see what my booth location was in the hall to get an idea how to set it up. Went from there to home depot to buy the peg board and hooks an the display was born on setup day. The pricing signs are actually printed out using the same graphics from my business card my daughter designed for me. Eventually the pricing signs will be scroll sawed. The bags that the ornaments, gift card holders and cross necklaces are in are small party bags I picked up at the dollar tree. The top of the packaging is card stock folded over with the wood pattern design background with my business card resized to fit about half of the front of the card stock, originally I intended to make product name stickers to put on the other half but ran out of time. The wheels in my head are spinning on how to better set of my booth. most of the fairs and bazaar's out here have 10 x 10 sized booths so that is what my focus is on for the booth layout redesign. Once again thanks you all for the great comments.
                            Mike

                            Mike Fehring's Artistry in Wood
                            http://www.mikefehring.com
                            Mike Fehring's Free Patterns

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                            • #15
                              Just my humble opinion, but I think the Christmassy tablecloth beneath your display is too busy. It takes the eye away from your work.
                              You had alot of gorgeous projects.
                              I love "The Lord's Prayer" plaque. That is so beautiful.

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