Monday, November 10, 2008

The big event

Well, the Roslindale Open Studios event went well over the weekend. Unfortunately, I am a complete moron and I forgot to take a single picture.

Seriously. Who. am. I?

We attended the preview show on Friday and were able to show one of our pieces of work that was then displayed for the rest of the weekend.

Saturday was a bit misty and gross out, but we had quite a few visitors and our new neighbors from two doors down showed up and introduced themselves which was really great.

Sunday was a beautiful day, so the traffic was pretty consistent throughout the day.

Both Sean (my friend the photographer [you can see his pictures here]) and I got some good feedback on our displays which was encouraging and many people took our business cards for future reference.

By the end of Saturday, I wondered if I would do the event again, but since Sunday was so great, I think I probably would.

Unfortunately, I didn't sell a single card...which was disappointing, but I think I know what the problem was. Most people don't really know what to do with one card...but if I had created a set of cards with four different images (like I had originally intended) I bet it would have gone over better.

Oh well...lesson learned. I think I might also try and have some other types of cards available next year...birthday, Christmas, Wedding, etc. so that there is more of a variety for people to look through.

In all, it was a great experience and I am glad I participated. Thanks to everyone for your support!

4 comments:

Ivy@PaperElixir said...

I'd love to see what your display look like! I bet it's lovely :) Sorry sale wasn't good, I'm doing a small craft fair in a few weeks (haven't done one in years), and people have warned me that things may be slow because of the way the economy is. Ugh. I guess we'll see what happens :) Any advice for me?

Angel said...

I did my first bridal show last year, and no matter how much I researched, it was still a learning experience. Don't fret...you'll get there!

PS: I'm excited about our next project!

Miss Shortcake said...

I'm sorry that things didn't go as planned, but with product as awesome as yours, it's bound to pick up soon! :)

Newport Nuptials said...

Hi Mrs. Corn!

I commented you on wedding bee about a week ago. I live in the Roslindale area and think your work is adorable. Do you have a studio or is there anywhere that sells your products? I'd love to check it out in person. Thanks!