Re: My first Craft Show

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Posted by Alissa on October 29, 2002 at 15:32:47:

In reply to: My first Craft Show posted by Mika on October 29, 2002 at 14:54:54:

Sounds like the event turned out better than you thought~! And,
fantastic work on spreading the good news on real henna and the
dangers of PPD.

Hope many more are to come!

: "Vendors Wanted". Well, thought i would give it a go. All the
: medival fairs had died down and there were not many sca event
: on for a while in my area.
: i paid the deposit. I was not expecting to make it back, but at
: least get my name out there. I showed up 15 min before the 10
: am opening and set up my rug, fold out chair, indian table, books
: and price sheet.
: I sat among the countless knitted sweaters, wooden spice
: racks, christmas table runners and handmade barbie outfits. By
: 2 pm, I had made 1/4 of my booth cost. 2 hours left til closing. No
: worries, but getting a little loney. The heat had been turned off,
: so any henna i did do would really not turn out well. A few more
: people came and I told them to go browse in the next room while
: their henna dried becasue it was very warm in there. A few more
: 20somethings and a few kids stopped by and let me work away.
: I managed to book one tweenie party and get contacts to do 5
: Girls Nights In (I added in i could teach an intro Belly Dance
: course for a little extra incentive).
: I felt better after beining told how much people had desperatly
: been looking for a henna artist. 70%, 70%!!!!! of the women i
: spoke to told me they were alergic to henna, that i caused
: blisters and a rash. First question was 'was it black' and the
: answer was always 'yes'. So i managed to educate a lot of
: people and they were happy to let me provide a safe henna dot
: to check for alergies.
: Lots of educating, cards and bookings later, i manaded to make
: twice my booth fee and felt great about getting my name out
: there.
: smiles
: Mika


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