If you're a crafter that sells your creations you know that this is the busiest time of the year. You've prepared for months making your creations, having a great time and feeling very inspired. The time has come to pack up all your creations and are excited about selling them. You've enjoyed working so hard.
It's a lot of hard work with setting up and taking down. I don't want to discourage anyone from doing this. I had a wonderful time hanging out with my boutique buddy Cynthia (she sells Scentsy candles) and seeing friends I hadn't seen for years. There was one vendor who's set up was huge. She made wreaths, christmas trees, etc. using mostly burlap. Beautiful stuff. She sold one.
Sadly, I decided last night that I won't be able to participate in boutiques anymore. My health isn't all that great (no sympathy please). I thought I could do it. Last night I got home and had to put an ice pack on my back, soak my feet in epsom salt and take 400 mgs of Advil. I can still create and that's what matters. So, scrapbooking, multi media and card making can still be done but I just won't be able to participate in the boutiques.
Here is my display at the boutique I participated in last night. Now, I have to say, although I did enjoy making all this, it was a bit of a disappointed as to how much I sold. The parents (it was at an elementary school) all had great compliments but just a few actually bought anything.
To the left were Christmas cards, coordinating gift bags and note cards, scrapbook mini albums, then Trick or Treat Party favors and Thanksgiving cards.