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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Finally, done with shows for the year

Well we finished our last show, had a great time.  It was a good show, we sold alot, still have some left over inventory, that I will be listing on ebay this week. I don't want to hold anything over for next year, start fresh with new items. Friday was pretty good, considering we were competing with the mall sales, but they came out in force about an hour after the show started.  Then on Saturday, it stayed busy and steady until late afternoon.  Surprising Sunday sales were good for a Sunday.  We stayed steady up until the last hour and half. So all in all, it was a good show, we were up slightly from last year which is always good, heard from some that sales were off about 30% or more.  But I do know this is the last year for this display. It took us over two to hours to get it all taken down and packed in the trailer. It is way too heavy for us anymore and I want simpler, lighter displays for next year.

Here are a few pictures of my booth, we had a prim tree set up in the middle, I don't know how many times I could  have sold it.

A few of my dolls and Christmas items.

My all time favorite pattern I did this year was the Mice from Old Road Primitives, pictured below on the shelf.

I met some fellow bloggers that stopped by to say hello. It is always nice putting a face to a name on the blog. I will be having a huge giveaway this week, so keep checking back, I want to thank everyone who reads my blog and comments. I haven't had much time lately to comment back, but want you to know that I appreciate everyone of you.  I have to get the trailer unpacked and make about 5 dolls and hopefully I am done sewing for the year.  I am ready for a break, this has been the hardest year of my life, losing both my parents and going through the holidays, knowing they won't be here anymore.  But, have to move on and get busy and focused again. I have some new ideas for patterns which I hope to get done before Christmas.
So take care and watch for my giveaway.


  1. Wow, I bet you are ready for a break! Isn't
    it great when you sell well, after doing
    all that work?

    Bear Hugs~Karen

  2. Love your display! All your creations look wonderful!

  3. I just love your creations! and your displays are so nice. Blessings,Leah

  4. Enjoy your break. Sounds like not only do you need it you deserve it !
    Prim Huggs n Blessins

  5. Glad you had a great show. Sales being up is always nice. Now get some much deserved rest. I have one more show myself this weekend. Can't wait for that relief when the last one is over!!!

  6. Everything looks great Sandy! Try to enjoy this Holiday season, I know it has been tough for you....keep looking up!

  7. Your displays look great!! Glad you had a great show.

  8. Love your display! I would be totally broke if I would be able to come to one of your shows!

  9. I'm glad your show went well. I sure don't miss doing them- the set-up and take-down is the worst, isn't it? That's great to hear your sales were up from last year- you do wonderful work and you deserve it! :0)


  10. Oh I love your patterns.. think I might have one of them.. got tons of patterns but hey ! you can never have too many patterns if you sew prim annies.
    trying to be a follower but the thingy isn't working.
    Enter me in your giveaway.
    Maurine Huffines

  11. saying goodbye to the mother load of all displays?? no I wont! I can't say good bye! I wont! LOL LOL oh girl if you only knew how many times I make my hubby look at those pic's & say some day ours will look like that & he always says , all that stuff wont fit in your Explorer LOL! LOL! can't wait to see how you wow us with the new look