Georgina Studio Tour - a fun and successful show!

What an experience. I was so happy to have participated in this years Georgina Studio Tour. For those of you who aren't familiar with Studio Tours, they are a self guided (and well mapped) driving tour of the areas various studios. I held my show out of my rec room. It was an entirely new experience for me, I haven't really been involved in many "shows" or "sales" so I really wasn't sure what to expect.

"Nice to meet you, I'm Dawn. Welcome to doe Studio!"

I spent a lot of time in the weeks leading up to the show preparing stock, getting signs and trying to visualize my set up. I shopped for packaging supplies, goodies for the sweet table, and of course YARN!!! When I should have been cleaning up my house, I was crocheting!! I was really worried that I wouldn't have enough stock! My hubby and I were up until midnight getting everything set up, he was very helpful and had some really amazing display ideas!

"Come on in! Help yourself to some sweets and coffee!"

Thankfully, I had some amazing helpers! My wonderful Mom, Nora, really stepped up and made a stressful time, exciting and fun!! She made the BEST date squares on the planet for the sweet table. I had my share, that's for sure!

"As you enter...the scene unravels!"

We opened the doors at 10am and waited patiently for the crowds to roll in. We started getting worried when at 10:30 we still hadn't had any guests. Thankfully, we after that we had a steady stream of folks from all over. We had visitors from Windsor, Bradford, Brampton, and Toronto. Not just locals, but people from around the province!

"One of many scarf displays"

It was really amazing talking to everyone. The feedback on my work and displays were all positive. I think I was almost as excited to hand out my card as I was to make a sale. My Mom and I were so busy on Saturday that we forgot to eat lunch (thank GOD for the date squares)! We had such a great time!

"Mom, Nora, makes sure all of the guests are welcome!"

Sunday was entirely different! It was my sisters turn to help out! Heather was so much fun to have around and has always been my biggest cheerleader! It was pretty quite for the first few hours, then pretty steady (but not crazy) until about 3 that afternoon. The funny thing is, despite being a "slower" day, I had far more sales on Sunday."My Sister, Heather, modeling her new hat and one of my scarves!"

My biggest sellers were my scarves followed very closely by the hats and pendants! Surprisingly I didn't sell any of my baby blankets, I think it just wasn't the target market!

"The Artist ~ Good times at the Photography display!"

Overall, my sales exceeded my expectations, even if I wasn't sure what I to expect!!! I am already excited to join in the fun again next year!

"The pendant display"

In the meantime, I have been busy making some more stock....and thinking about signing up in a show or two before Christmas! I want to send out a thank you to everyone who came out and especially Suzanne Cotton, who spent many many hours organizing and promoting the event!

"Thanks for coming out! Hope to see you again!"