Well we went, we hauled, we set up. . .but did we conquer?. . .not so much. . .Unfortunately despite great expectations, sales at the Indie Bazaar were not as expected.  My sister in law Bev and I planned ahead our display of my cigar box purses and statement jewelry, and her imported jewelry and purses a week in advance to make sure we knew exactly what we were doing once we got there.  But somehow people were not in a shopping mood maybe?  We feel we did a good job with our display, but I don't know, maybe it was too much?

One of the funnier things was this sign.   It felt like we were living in an upside down world, where the wine is free, but if you want water, you must pay.  Hey even the cookies and candy were free. . .but not the water!

Here are some additional pictures of our display:You can get a sense here of the venue.  It was a very interesting art gallery with sort of an "S" shape to it.  We ended up getting a bit of a wedgy space though, so being behind the table was not too spacious. . . to say the least.

Some more close ups of our table:

Oh well, I guess you can't win them all.  I'll probably start posting some of the more recent items on the Etsy shop.  Be sure to check it out if you are interested http://www.etsy.com/shop/handartdesignstudios.  Also for the rest of the photos check out our facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/handartdesignstudios.

On the upside, I had never been at a craft show with so many photographers and press people walking around and taking pictures.  Several people took pictures of our table and our stuff. . .so who knows maybe something good will come out of this after all?

Time will have to tell. . .