Monday, October 5, 2009

My First Craft Fair

The Pensacola Beach Second Annual Arts & Wine Festival is now over.  Cajun Stitchery can honestly boast about having a booth at an arts and craft fair.  Saturday was a beautiful day and we had a wonderful time.  The public relations, alone, was worth the whole thing.  Many people picked up our cards.  To say this festival was small -- well, look at the pictures.  I think the festival has a lot of room to grow and I'm looking forward to next year.  We realized on Saturday that we needed to bring some good ole cajun music.  However, Sunday was rained out.  Much of the cost to Cajun Stitchery was in purchasing items that will be used repeatedly, such as the canopy, folding table, and such.  We did sell items.  We were pretty sure the patches would sell, and they did.  To our surprise the next highest selling item was the sleep masks.  We received a lot of good input and simply enjoyed the day.  My only regret is that I didn't get a photograph of the three girls wearing the Cajun Stitchery aprons.  Right after these pictures were taken, the sign was moved from in front of the table to overhead in the back so all could see.

Saturday night the whole bunch of us were beat.  We all joined together for a nice steak dinner and at one point during conversation, my head simply nodded.  We went home and fell fast asleep. 

By the way, congratulations to Lois for winning the Wine Sip Off Contest and becoming the new Arts & Wine Festival Queen.  We have queens for everything on the island.

Most of the craft items remaining will go on sale Friday.  Keep an eye out for the sale on Cajun Corner.

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