Sunday, October 26, 2008

Great Show and Peek-a-Boo Finally Finished!!

In the mad dash to finish things before the show I finally got "Peek-a-Boo" assembled and his base painted so that I had him as a show piece with the other Halloween characters. He received a lot of attention and I had a ton of fun showing the little character. He wasn't adopted, so his papers are still available if anyone is interested. I was just glad to finally have him in the finished column and available for the attendees to see.

I gave him black and white striped leggings, suspenders with skull buttons and a polka dot shirt standing in front of some "Monkey-Cats' Street" Halloween houses. He is the most doll-like figure I have created to date and I am considering trying a few more pieces with similar construction to them. We will see!!

The show yesterday was amazing...many of us had a discussion before the doors opened about what the impact the current economic situation might have on overall sales. We were all trying to be optimistic, but there were some concerns expressed about whether the higher dollar items would move or not, or if we would even have the usual crowd the show normally draws. I am happy to report that the crowd was overwhelming. It took me 10 minutes to get from my booth to the ladies room (a walk you could normally do in under a minute) because I had to move with the flow, there was no getting around someone into an open space. (That was really information you didn't want to hear, but it helps explain the number of people in attendance) Sales were great as well!!! The show yesterday was the second highest show total I have ever had. I feel fortunate that my buyers didn't seem overly stressed and were buying both Halloween and Christmas items. I also found that they weren't necessarily shying away from the higher dollar items. Many of the big show pieces I thought I would have for my next show in two weeks I sold yesterday. Oops!!!! It's okay, I won't sleep for the next 10 days or so--HA!!

I have a crazy week ahead with a meeting in the morning, the local TV interview on Thursday ( I promise to mention EHAG, SpookyTime Jingles and PFATT) and the Ashley Furniture Store's presentation on Saturday. It's all good!!!!!

Have a great day and happy creating!



Ginny Diezel said...

Bravo Laurie! sounds as though your weekend was terrific! Now, of course, success = no sleep!

Bone*Head*Studios said...

Fabulous Laurie!!!

Beth Perry said...

Congrats on the show and Peek-a-Boo is gorgeous!

PJ's talkin'.... said...

So glad you had a great show, and good sales. That usually means it'll trickle down to the rest of us. I do love that new guy. He is fabulous! ~PJ

Monkey-Cats Studio said...

Ginny, I hope your upcoming show is as good for you!!!

Flora, Thank you so much...a compliment from you is like gold!!!

PJ, My wish is for everyone to have a good holiday season with lots of sales!!

Beth, thank you for stopping by and leaving a note...I need to come see your blog!

Chicken Lips said...

So glad your show went well. I had the same experience with my show this last weekend. Sales were great and the crowd was spending money without much consideration for the sad economy. Congratulations!