Thursday, October 21, 2010

It's About That Time Again

I try to incorporate my various craft show excursions into my blog, but I'll be honest- there is one show in particular that has my heart. It's a show I've participated in since the very first year, and it's never failed to provide the good times. Since I didn't start blogging regularly until last year, I've only been able to share this show with you once. But if you read about it then, you could probably tell how much I look forward to this event each year. So I could not be happier about the fact that this year's Indie Emporium is just around the corner!



My goal this year is to make my space look better than it ever has before. I've been a vendor at Indie Emporium for three years now, and this is how my booth has evolved.

2007


2008


2009


It's almost embarrassing to see some of the displays I've set up in the past, but it helps me to recognize what works and what doesn't. I've already been visualizing how I could improve this year. And of course, I'll have photos so that you can come along for the ride.

It's no secret that I love to set up as a vendor at this show, but something I didn't tell you about last year is that I actually modeled in the fashion show! I typically don't consider myself the "model" type. I have a hard time taking myself seriously, so I was a little nervous that I'd look goofy out on the runway. But it sounded like tons of fun too, so I accepted the offer when my friend asked me if I'd be willing.

It started with professional hair and makeup. I do enjoy getting dolled up when I'm at home, but I can promise you that I never go to these lengths under normal circumstances. I didn't even know what they were doing to me most of the time, I was just hoping that I'd look hot when it was over with.



I ended up having a blast modeling for the show! It was a little nerve-wracking having all those eyes on me, but it was also quite a thrill. And I managed not to embarrass myself!





I have been asked to model again in this year's show, and I'm a little less nervous this time. If you're in the area, I hope you'll think about coming! This show is truly unforgettable, and I know you'll be hooked like me once you know how much fun it is.

22 comments:

Heather said...

you know I'll be there! you were my booth buddy at my very first craft show ever-- indie! awww....

Pili said...

Sounds like it's a real blast of a craft show! I'm sure you'll have a great time!

And you looked really hot on the runway, though not your usual self!

And btw, every year your display looks better and better!

Holly said...

Heather- I want to be your booth buddy again! Your work is so gorgeous that it really draws people in and provides lovely scenery. I bet anyone would be happy to be your booth buddy!

Pili- I had friends who didn't even know I was in the fashion show because they didn't recognize me!

Cindy said...

Darn it, I'll be out of town during the show. It would have been a great opportunity for me to shop for unique gifts and even to meet you. I'm glad I found your blog, I'll be reading it with great interest!

Erin Bradley said...

Yay for the show!

And OMG...you looked freaking A-MAZE-ING on the runway last year!!

I love your display from last year too. If I lived closer I would totally go. :)

Kristin said...

Holy cow lady, you look flat out gorgeous in those pics! I hope you have a fabulous time!

jamie-lee said...

wow, sounds fantastic, and you look really great on the runway x

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Audrey said...

Now I want to go to a craft show! Haven't been to one in years. Hope you have a wonderful weekend, with lots of shoppers!

Christie Cottage said...

I hope the show is amazing for you this year and you will share the new pictures of the booth and the modeling :-)


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Craft shows are so much fun when you forget about al the work of loading, inloading, setting up, loading and unloading. LOL


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DalkullanJewelry said...

I liked all three of your booth displays, very professional looking. I've only done 2 craft shows, and my booth displays were pretty bad. Don't think I'm cut out for craft fairs, lol.

Great job modeling, very pretty! Hope you have fun doing it again this year.
Heather

DancingMooney ♥ said...

Holly, you look gorgeous on that runway! And that show looks like tons of fun too, yay!!

I'm not doing any shows this year, but my goal is to find one that I feel is a good fit for my products, so that I can start doing them again next year.

Have fun miss, how exciting!!

Renee said...

You're da bomb!

Robin Thomas said...

Agreed. You are da bomb.

devonrose said...

Girrrrl! You look supersexy in those runway pics!
xoxo

genial said...

interesting to see...

lolo said...

Awesome!! You are a really beautiful model! You looked fantastic!!

I love the pictures! Have a gorgeous time! Good sales as well!

Lolo :-)

OliveStreetStudio said...

Love how the display has evolved. Think the little shelf is fantastic addition. AND the modeling - good for u! This year will be a cake-walk on the cat-walk....

alexkeller said...

how fun!!!
you look fabulous, darling!
i'm getting ready to do my second show next month - nervous!!!! not done with the displays and worried about having enough - as usual :)

Brigid said...

Your set-up was great last year! I can't wait to see what you do this time around.

I'm modeling again also. It was a blast last year, wasn't it? I'll see you soon, babycakes!

molly YEH! said...

that sounds awesome! i've never been to a craft show!! only little street fairs and flea markets. i do love a good craft though :-)

The Fancy Teacup said...

I love the adorable squirrels I bought from you at IE this weekend! I showed them off on my site and can't wait to buy some more darling little crafts from you again soon :)

www.thefancyteacup.com

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