Monday, May 20, 2013

I did it!

I made it through the weekend!  I had such a wonderful time at the Na-Da Farm Sale this Spring and am happy to have met so many new people. 

This year we were allowed to come to the farm a day early and start setting up. This made a huge difference for me because I didn't feel rushed and panicked about getting it all up in time. If you have been following my blog you saw what a humungo mess I had it my studio so there was no way I could practice styling there.

I really took my time while I worked.  There was a lot of wind so that was the only thing making it hard on me but I had walls for my tent which I was grateful for.  See those house shelves in the bottom left? My husband and I worked on those together. We made 9 of them and it was a nice collaboration project.

This was a sweet area set up on the farm where anyone could get their face painted.  Isn't it so sweet?  This is the only picture I took besides my own booth! I am the worst at documenting things. I forgot to take my real camera so it's all from my iphone. My new year's resolution (is it too late? too early?) is to start taking more pictures.  If you want to see more I will post links here as new pics are posted on other blogs.

And now!!! A Beautiful Party is open for business! I was happy with how it turned out.  It felt packed and open at the same time.  I had one of my giant balloons but because of the wind I couldn't tie my tassel on it. On Saturday the wind had died down so I tried to tie the tassel on but I knocked over the bike in the process and the balloon broke off and went soaring.  I have no grace. None.
 Here are some detail shots.

Please ignore the lunchbag on the table on the right side. This was before the sale started and I was still finding things that needed to be hidden.

These jars with flowers were a collaboration I did with my sweet co-worker/boss friend Bryanne. She has an impeccable sense of style and I knew I wanted to work with her.  Lately she has expressed her interest in working with flowers so I thought it would be neat to do a line of animal-lidded jars that come with a bouquet designed by Bryanne.  She had full control over what to order and she chose well. The color palette was gorgeous and fit right in with the rest of my stuff.  Check out Bryanne's blog for lots more inspiration.

This was my collection of faux terrarium jars.

I was excited to see all my party poppers together in a collection. I love making these.  I can't wait to get them listed in my etsy shop.

 This was my set-up at my register.

Now that I'm all finished with the sale I took the flowers that were left over and hung them up to dry. I am hopping Bryanne will make a beautiful garland out of them.

This was my fun handmade flier (flyer? no flier, I think) that I drew up.  I thought a handwritten flier would be a little more personal.  I hope to start doing my parties in the future.  Being inside my little party tent made me yearn for a storefront of my own someday. I'm dreaming and dreaming!

Be sure to check in with the Na-Da Farm blog as I am sure she will be posting lots of pictures in the days to come.  Also check in with my friends Robyn and Courtney who will undoubtedly be sharing their story soon as well. Follow Cracker Jax on facebook for many more pictures of the farm. 

Thank you all for hanging in there with me during all of this.  I have appreciated all the sweet feedback on my work. I can't wait to do more of these sales. I think it's going to be a fun summer!

Have a sweet sweet day today. ( :

1 comment:

robayre said...

I loved the flowers in your jars, it just added to the beauty of your booth. I forgot to tell you that I overheard people in front of my booth talking about how cool your items were and some saying how much they loved your dream catchers. Also, I LOVED the idea of your flyer. I want to steal that idea now. I have business cards, but I think it would be fun to put together a little info sheet as well. It'd be something I could design and play around with during down time at work. It was a great weekend and I can't wait to get together with you girls and chat about our experiences. Did you see the pictures on NaDa Farm's FB page with your birthday items?