Craft Show Wrap Up :: Bazaar Bizaare at Maker Faire 2009

I was going to post about my experiences on each day, but covered the demo end and now I'll cover my experience vending at Bazaar Bizarre which was at Maker Faire.

Sorry I've been MIA since my last post. A bad cold had my energy sapped and my brain fried and I've had barely enough energy to watch movies much less type and think.

In short, my experience at Baz Biz this year was super awesome! The crowds were insane in a good way…I can only think that if you didn't do well as a vendor, you should look at yourself, because people were there and they were buying! Everyone around me seemed to be doing very well and it was so crowded most of each day that it was difficult to walk down our aisle.

I sold tons…above is a picture of my booth at the start of Day 1 and let me tell ya, it was stark by the end of Day 2…stark. I said goodbye to all my mushrooms, the Hippo and Rhino, Tough Love, Chilly, all my Flamies and Buties, the Yellow Bear, all my copies of Tiny Yarn Animals, most of the Booklets and Kits went too. The Flamies were very popular.

My neighbors were great too! To my left was Kelso Doesn't Dance who had the coolest wallets made from old maps and books. (very popular too) On my right was Petals and PineBlossoms who had some of the most well made bags I've seen at a craft fair…not to mention they had super cute owl and fawn motifs. (also extremely popular with customers) Behind my was Claire from Absolutely Small and she's always fun to be around. Billy and I fell in love with Roger the Pom-Pom dog and brought him home to live with us!

I also got around and did some shopping. We bought a card from Dutch Door Press, an apron from PenguinBot.com, some amazing prints and a  screen printed wood piece from Tiny Sparks Designs.

But Maker Faire was chock full of amazing designers! I wish I had a million dollars because I would have spent them all there!

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2 thoughts on “Craft Show Wrap Up :: Bazaar Bizaare at Maker Faire 2009

  1. Sara says:

    the yellow/green? bear is soo cute! will you by any chance start selling the pattern? it’s the perfect bear! ^_^

  2. Tami, it’s just got to be said: your work is beautiful! your designs are so original and fresh. your stitching and finishing – perfect! it’s no wonder you had a successful show!
    your tutes are some of the best on the web. I send folks to your left handed crochet tutorial all the time– I wish they would leave more comments! (c’mon y’all!)
    thanks for making the crochet look so good.
    cheers!
    -Laura

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