My First Virginia Vendor Night

I participated as a vendor in a local event last night.  For those of you who have ever been part of the “craft show” scene, you know these can be hit or miss.  Some shows have way too many vendors, others not enough (although I prefer the latter!)  They are time consuming, there is usually a participation cost, as well as the cost of the supplies you wouldn’t normally need when selling online (shopping bags, receipt books, etc).  Because of this, I tend to stay away from traditional “craft shows”, and lean more toward smaller venues or host my own trunk shows with 2 or 3 other vendors.

The good thing about EVERY show is that you meet some amazing people!  Last night I met some of the sweetest ladies since moving to Virginia!  They helped make my evening a success, even though sales were slower than I had hoped.

Here is my vendor table.  Yes, I brought way too many items!  On a brighter note, these will make up my new Etsy inventory!

Here I am waiting for the customers to arrive.  (Thank you PicMonkey!)

A close-up of some of my inventory (these were on the fly with my iPhone, so sorry they are kind of blurry!):

I was able to catch a few snapshots of some of my customers…

There was a raffle at the end of the evening, and I was so excited to see how many people added their ticket to try to win my prize! Congrats Catherine!

I had a great time last night!  Thanks to everyone who stopped by my table!

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Tampa Trunk Show and an Announcement

Happy 2012, my beautiful friends!  I am so sorry that it has taken me a whole 6 days into the new year to wish you well!  Also, I am even more sorry that it has been almost an entire month since my last post!!

What a crazy holiday season it has been!! I spent the entire month of December making items for AquaSeventy6’s final trunk show of 2011, in Tampa, Florida.  After a 12 hour drive, and three days of last minute preparation, I am happy to announce that the show was a success!

It was such a pleasure to put this show together with my friend, Marcy, owner of K.a.i-y.a. Designs!

Here is the AquaSeventy6 table!
Checkbook Covers, Everything Pocuhes, Key Rings, and Headbands.
Button Pendant necklaces, Cuff Bracelets, He Loves Me Brooches and Hair Clips, Business Card/ID Holders, and more Headbands.
Ruffled Wreath, Felt Wine Bag and Clutches.
Fabric and Bead Necklaces and Scrappy Scarf Necklaces.

Here is the K.a.i-y.a. Designs table.  The Superhero tees and onesies were a BIG HIT!
Just look at these super cute headbands and reindeer tees!
I actually wanted this adorable Christmas skirt and top combo for myself!
Our hubbies took over as bartenders for the evening. 
Sangria Terreo was number one on the menu!
After a long, yet productive evening, Marcy and I
were finally able to pose for a photo!

I wish I would have photographed some of our guests, but by the time Marcy and I came up for air, the crowd had dwindled down, and our tables were sparse! We were very, very blessed.  Thanks to all of you who joined us that evening!!

Finally, I wanted to take a moment to announce some changes here at AquaSeventy6:

I started this blog in 2010 in conjunction with my very good friend, Autumn, who shares my passion for second-hand, refurbished, vintage and handmade items.  Together we featured our DIY projects, tutorials and our handmade items for sale.  As of January 2012, we decided that we each had so much to share that we would divide and conquer.  I will keep you updated on Autumn’s journey and link her new site as soon as its up and running.

Autumn, your contribution to our site will be greatly missed, but I can’t wait to see how you transform your skill and passion into another beautiful endeavor.  Love you tons!


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