Saturday, December 5, 2009

Market Days at Community Bible Church

Today I had a booth at our church's "Market Days" event. It was also a fundraiser for the Single Parents' ministry. I've known several single parents, usually single not by their own choosing, who end up having to be both Mom & Dad. My paternal grandmother was widowed with 4 kids (the youngest was only 18 months), so she was a single mom long before it was the norm. I was happy to be able to be part of this event.

This was the best booth I have ever had. The flow of traffic was amazing. It was only a 4 hour event, but people were everywhere for all 4 hours. I saw some really creative items that I've never seen. Of course, Miss Craftsy here wanted to look at all of them & learn how to do them! LOL! Miss Natalie just wanted to shop. Good thing she earned a little bit of money helping me.

I did sell several items, but no purses. I don't think they processed through which booths would be next door to each other, plus I didn't know Loribelle Bags would be my big items when I signed up. I was right next door to a booth called "Purse-nickety" which sold higher end, big faux leather type purses. Big, bold, bright bags! They were pricier than mine, but as you can see a bit in this picture (you can click to enlarge this), it was a bit like the country girl & the city girl next to each other. I did have people take my info & hopefully will call to place orders.

I'll share details & take better pics of the bags another day, but here are some of the new items I had.

This batik print is SO pretty in real life. If you click on it, you might be able to see the gold flecks in the fabric. It is NOT paisley! LOL!
Okay, so this one is paisley, but I LOVE the colors. The stripe matched 2 fabrics that I picked out. I love blues, so these were just perfect.

A fun little Christmas apron! Mrs. Santa! This one did sell. I can make another if you are interested in buying one of these.

Purse organizer. My friend Traci told me about these, so I searched to find out what they were. These have flat pockets, but can be made with pleated pockets to allow more space. There are pockets all along the length of this piece (it is folded a bit in this picture). After filling it with your purse contents, just roll it up & drop it into your purse! It makes changing purses a snap!

Thanks for stopping by! I'm hoping to do some papercrafting this coming week to share with you.


Traci M said...

Hi Lori, I love all your new items and your Santa Apron is adorable too! Your batik bag pattern looks so cute, everything does!!
Glad you had a good time at the market today!! hugs to you!

BethH said...

OH, I love all your new stuff too.....and I LOVE the batik purse. It looks like Africa!!! Glad things went well today!!!

Scrappin' Kat Woman said...

Lori, your batik bag is gorgeous. Glad you had better traffic at your booth today. The Mrs. Santa apron is adorable!

One Picky Family said...

The batik is beautiful. After Christmas, I'll set down and get one ordered.

~*Leona*~ said...

Lori - let me know how much the Mrs. Claus apron is!