Wednesday, May 9, 2012

hyperventilating: verb

To breathe in this manner as from excitement or anxiety
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Well ladies from WOYWW,  this will be a short ( for me ) post today as I am trying to get ready for my first ever craft fair. A friend asked me to join her in her booth and I said yes. Oh gawd, why am I doing this to me? I hate people who don't buy, walk pass or worse, nonchalantly thumb through my stuff and walk away.

nevertheless, I said yes...so

Desk 1...painting and papering display boxes


Desk 2...painting signs

Desk 3....filled with goodies to take to the craft fair

3 days!! Can I get it done? Will anybody buy anything? Will the world come to an end?

aaacccckkkkkk.....breathe, breathe.....
any suggestions? advice?

back to painting, papering, and hyperventilating...

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In the hills of North Carolina

51 comments:

Redanne said...

Of course they will buy things, oh ye of little faith. I know what you mean though. Hope you have a wonderful time and come home with empty boxes! Anne x #2

Amy E said...

I bet you'll do great and come home with a lot less than you went with!!

Thanks for visiting!

Amy E. #3
scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

Astrid Maclean said...

Wow, you have been busy!!! Hope you have loads of fun and I'm sure they will buy things but I understand it makes you nervous.... Good luck with it all!
Have a great week and happy hopping!
Astrid #20

inkypinkycraft said...

oh bless i am sure lots of people will buy your goodies!!!they look great all set out and i am sure it will be much better than you think!!hope you sell lots hugs trace x 25

Sarah said...

Looking good from here - hope it all goes really well. relax and enjoy the day - wishing you lots of buyers not moochers! Sarah at 13.

Dragon said...

Your goodies look great so tey SHOULD buy, but I know exactly how you feel. Just don't take it personally, I bet they can't do anything as well as you
Frankie
xx
PS I hope it goes REALLY well

Judy said...

Good luck with the Craft Fair!
Judy #29

sandra de said...

Good luck at the craft fest.... such lovely goodies.
Sandra @21

Neesie said...

Hey...it's their loss if they don't buy!
You've been so busy and have some brilliant stuff that I'm sure they'll be queuing up.
Just smile and keep positive and don't forget to let us know how you get on....Good Luck! ;D
Remember just have fun Neesie #7

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Where in NC are you? I should send my sister round to see you :) Interesting too that it sounds as rainy there as it is here in the UK! Hopefully the day of the fair it wil be sunny, warm and lovely and people will spend, spend, spend! You have a lot of tempting goodies on your table so fingers crossed for you!

Mary Anne (11)

May said...

WOW, You busy little bee... these makes looks fab... I'm sure it will be a great success... Have a super time "enjoy" Hugs May x x x#31

Helen said...

Good luck! I wouldn't have the nerve to do this, so am impressed with those who do. Helen #9

Claire said...

oh, you brave bunny!! a million good luck wishes to you! and now, b-r-e-a-t-h-e, nice and slowly...
and tell us how it went :)
no. 36

Karen said...

Morning Sandee, I am sure that people will buy lots and you will return home with a lot less than you went with! I wish you every success and I hope that you also enjoy your day at the craft fair :)

Have a fab WOYWW and a lovely week, Hugs, Karen xx #49

Virginia said...

Oh bless you thinking of you and the craft fair I'm sure all will go well.

Hugs

Virginia said...

Oh bless you thinking of you and the craft fair I'm sure all will go well.

Hugs

kath said...

Hi Sandee...thanks for today's crafty snoop...you are going to rock that craft fair with your gorgeous makes...happy WOYWW...hugs kath (44) xxx

Julia Dunnit said...

It is nerve wracking Sandee, and all your preparation is really admirable. My top pest tip is to have something to do while people are browsing...if you aren't seen to be watching, they're happier to browse. Price clearly...if they need to ask, they won't. And if you're with your chum, relax and have fun!! It will be worth the effort...and don't take non-sales personally, it's just about matching the person to your style...you have to do a few of these things.....!

CraftygasheadZo said...

Take a deep breath, and let it go! You'll be fine. Smile lots and chat away. That's what I do, talk to people, makes a real difference. Hope it goes well, be sure to let us know. Take care, enjoy WOYWW this week, I know I will! Zo xx 73

Miriam said...

Lots of lovely stuff for the fair!! Thanks for sharing.

#97

Bridget Larsen said...

You will love craft fair, all the people you meet will give you a buzz, I loved doing the craft fairs here, there was abuzz you dont get from being a customer. Yes I made sure I got a prize before I handed over the jacket lol. Let us know how the fair went
Bridget #12

Peggy said...

Good luck with your sale I don't think you'll have a problem everything looks great here's to hoping you SELL OUT

Darla said...

This does rattle the nerves. Trying to get up the nerve to join a craft fair myself. Feed your faith not your fears! #103

Mary Pat Siehl said...

oh sooo many goodies and fun!

Wheninusa said...

Take a hike to ease the anxiety :)

RosA said...

Hi Sandee, Good luck with the craft fair. I have done a few many years ago. Here's a tip ... Just keep smiling sweetly when people stop at your stall and say "Oh yes, my cousin/sister/best friend does that" and then they just wander off. Thanks for visiting my blog. I may do a little book review/s about those books as enough people seem to be genuinely interested in them.
Happy WOYWW!

Tracy said...

I'm sure peeps will want some of your fabulous goodies! Good luck and most importantly... have fun! Warmly, Tracy #16

Jacqueline said...

Sending oodles of good luck for your craft fair. i have never done one and I would be absolutley terrifed if I had to. Hope you are successful!

Take care

Jackie x #102

MvM-design said...

Busy lady!
Creative desks!!
Happy WOYWW Wednesday!
Hugs Marleen #8

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Hey, all the prep work is looking good and you have a large variety of things for people to thumb through. Craft fairs are such tricky business, sometimes everyone wants something and other times nobody wants anything. I hope it goes well for you! Happy hyperventilating!

Susan ~ Killam Creative said...

Best of luck at the craft fair! You'll do great with a smile and "hello!".

Cheers,
Susan #145

Samantha Elliott said...

Good luck with your craft fair. After the last one I did I said never again! Too many looking and not opening purses!

butlersabroad said...

Good luck with the craft fair, everything looks lovely sitting on that table ready to go.

Hugs
Brenda 117

Bernice said...

Looks like you have some lovely stuff for sale - don't worry, it will be fine. First one I did we had an unexpected snowfall overnight and we ended up half frozen, with very few customers - so it can't be that bad!
Bernice (#72)

Elizabeth said...

Hi Sandee, you certainly seem to be well organised and have all your ducks in row so far. I can't offer any better advice than Julia's, and you'll meet all sorts of interesting people there ... it sounds like great fun. I believe the best treatment for hyperventilating is to breath into a paper bag :) Too late to wish you a happy day today but here's wishing a successful first ever craft fair day. Elizabeth x #68

Craftychris said...

You will do fine! Your stock looks so inviting and I am positive you will sell loads. I am not able to join in with WOYWW today but last week you asked what the tubes were on my desk. One is Pinflair Glue Gel - a clear an odour free alternative to silicone glue. The other is Photo glue. Stay positive and breathe! xx

kay said...

good luck with your craft show
have a fab crafty woyww
kay #28

TERESA D. - CUSTOM MADE SCRAPBOOK PAGES said...

Good luck on your event. ;o) You will do well and should have fun. I was hoping to make it to a fiber and craft event this weekend myself. But as a customer! I love seeing what everyone has done.

Laura said...

Happy WOYWW. It's funny that you write: "I hate people who don't buy, walk pass or worse, nonchalantly thumb through my stuff and walk away." I always thought it would be more rude to just walk by without looking/appreciating what someone had made. I actually find myself feeling guilty for not buying more at a craft show . . . although often I am just searching for "the perfect gift" for my sister-in-law, etc.

Best of luck! Hope you sell out! :)
~ Laura (who hasn't posted yet because it was more mission critical to get some laundry in this morning instead of blogging her work desk -- ha, ha)

Hazel said...

You look well prepared - hope it goes well - thanks for sharing (Hazel, WOYWW #95) x

Darnell J Knauss said...

Try and relax about it and, well, are you a girl like Gladys who told Ellen "I love Jesus, but I drink a little!"? A little morning mint julep won't hurt. Mostly tell yourself that you are doing this for your friend, NOT for yourself. That way you will be tickled if they love you and buy your beautiful stuff (how could they not?!) and not be disappointed if they're stupid, I mean, uninterested. Good luck and have a great week! Darnell 160

Alexandra said...

Look at all the goodies and cards on your desk. Way too cute. :)

#146

marcia said...

good luck! Can't wait to hear how it goes!

VonnyK said...

You've put so much time and effort into everything so if they don't buy, there is something wrong with them. I just know you will do well with those fantastic goodies.
Have a great week.
Von #18

Shar said...

With all those great pieces, I am certain you will have a ton of success at the fair!

Shar #182

Tertia said...

I am sure they will buy a lot of things. I know just whay you mean though, I love looking at other people's work, but hate it when people look at mine.
Hope all goes very well at the fair.
Happy belated WOYWW

Monica said...

lovely cards, you have been busy. Good luck for the fair.

lisa said...

You'll have queues of people I'm sure. It's always a panic trying to prepare though isn't it. Good Luck with everything.
Happy WOYWW from a very rainy Yorkshire
Hugs Lisax #86

Kalea Wavedancer said...

Smile nice and tell them your friend is a mermaid. People love mermaids :)

Sherry said...

Great preparation Sandee and it looks as though you've a ton of stuff to sell. Good luck, hope you do really well xx

Sherry (142)

Neet said...

Hoping all goes well for you - no reason why it shouldn't.
Hugs Neet #19 x