Sunday, July 26, 2009

the quick rundown...

the first annual Riverfest was a success! i had no idea how it would go, seeing as it was a little last minute and this was the first year. but there was a good crowd and people seemed to be enjoying themselves, which usually translates into good sales. it was certainly nice to be outside with more space and fresh air, though i was really glad to have splurged (ok, it was pretty cheap) on renting a tent, as the few times that the sun did peak through the trees it got really, really hot.

as i have seen in the past, trying to guess what people will want most and what will go unsold is really hard! people are so unpredictable! things that sold like hot cakes in december (bibs) didn't sell nearly as much, just as the things that sat on the racks then (dresses) sold really well today. go figure. and even though it's a ton of work, shows are always enjoyable. it's nice to actually have local customers, since 99% of my business is online, and to get out and socialize and enjoy the change of pace.

the girls did great with daddy all day and enjoyed getting to take several trips to the park to hang out and play (or eat in sylvi's case!). phil was a good sport and not only covered child care but was very helpful in setting up and taking down as well. the pictures here are at the end of the evening, right before i packed everything away, so it looks rather bare compared to when it was fully stocked this morning!

and now... bedtime! zzzzzzzzzzzzz...


  1. Great job everyone ! Glad you could take the time to do this. It is different than online I can just imagine. Your booth (aka tent) was cute. Word of mouth will work now... oh boy!
    Love to all.... xoxoxoxoxoxo

  2. Looks great! Glad to hear that it went well for you!