Sunday, May 2, 2010

back from the craft show


Well the rain managed to stay away till the very end of the 2nd day so I got lucky.

It was so much fun to finally get to see people smell all the different scents and see what they thought of them. I have to say Zombie Punch was a hit and I will be getting it up on Etsy Monday so be on the look out.

I had a crazy run of people wanting the Stonehenge type soap for men. I ended up having to come home after a really long day to make another batch so I can have it in stock for the next show.

The funny part is I was so tired last night that I messed up making it. I had poured it into the mold and kept thinking hmm it looks odd but I couldn't place what was wrong so I started to clean up some and then it hit me I totally forgot to pour the black swirl(which I had sitting right there). Well this is one of the fastest setting soaps so I rushed to dump some in and I figured hey at least the top will be pretty. I Cut it tonight and it looks really cool very similar to the design I do for the Black Raspberry Vanilla yet not done with that technique at all. So maybe my oops came out cooler! pics to follow in 1-2 days and you can tell me if my oops was good.

Had some repeat customers that had purchased soap on Saturday and came back on Sunday to get more. I also had another person who got a bar of the Stonehenge for her husband the day before tell me that he loved it and she will probably have to get some more next show so I was really loving the early feedback coming in.

There were about 3 other Bath and Body makers at this show and one ended up getting stuck right across from my booth somehow(bad show planning!) so that wasn't the best but my work speaks for itself and is unlike other soap makers so it didn't phase me at all.

Now I am off to go unpack all the soaps so I can see what I need to rush and make more of in the next day or two. I see a soaping marathon coming so I can be ready for my next show in 2 weeks :)

Picture above is of the booth this weekend(don't mind the boxes in the background they were covered up with quilts after I finished the set up)

oh and thanks to everyone who made it out you made the show really fun for me!

13 comments:

innerearthsoaps said...

Sounds like a great show! Your display looks lovely too.

Thirty-Six Ten said...

congratulations! I am so glad it was as success! Once they try your soaps they'll be hooked! I know! :-)

Under the Willow said...

Sounds like you did well! Your booth looked great.

TeresaR said...

Your booth did look wonderful! and I'm glad you did so well. :) Don't you love it when a mistake turns out to be a good thing? Can't wait to see the photo of that batch of soap.

Patrice-The Soap Seduction said...

That sucks about the other B&B'er right across from you...So how did you make out? Was it worth the effort?

Burnt Mill Candles and Soap said...

I made a decent profit, but I have nothing to compare it to so maybe it could have been better or worse no clue.

Flowerleaf said...

How exciting! You had such an awesome display and I wish I could have been there!

Melanie said...

Congrats!! Glad it was a great show for you! Love the way your booth was set up. WTG!

Together We Save said...

You display looks amazing!!

Amy Warden said...

I'd say for your first show, you did great! Make sure you have an email list to let your customers know what you're up to and where you will be. I call mine the Preferred Customer list (it's not trademarked, so feel free to copy!) Best advice I ever got!

Anne-Marie said...

Your set up looks beautiful! It sounds like you were a smashing hit!

Kim said...

You have a very different approach to your B & B business, as do most people, which makes doing shows with other B & B folks somewhat less intimidating. Honestly, if I were perusing the show and saw your zombie soap, it would be love at first soap! I really like what you bring to the craft. Keep up the awesome work.

Burnt Mill Candles and Soap said...

thanks everyone for all the comments :)

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