I had a great time at the First Friday Indie Market in downtown Greensboro last week. It was my first craft show since starting Atta Girl Says, and I had a blast.
All night before, the friend who was sharing my booth was worried that we wouldn’t have enough merchandise to fill our original 5X7 space. But we’re both prolific crafters, and we had so much stuff that we had to upgrade to a larger tent space, and thank goodness we did, because it was a scorcher!
This is a shot of our booth. Do you see that banner hanging on our tent? The photo doesn’t do it justice, but it is a great look. I’ll be showing you how we made it later this week!
We met some great people at the Indie Market, sold some things, talked with others about some custom orders, networked with some other crafters and learned about other opportunities to show and sell our wares. And it was nice just to relax outside on a gorgeous summery spring evening.
Here’s a look at some of the items we had for sale:
Blooming camellia pillows
A selection of Amy‘s handpainted signs.
More signs and a repurposed faux bamboo mirror done up in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Duck Egg Blue
Menu board; a salvaged window decorated with vinyl; a shadowbox; more signs and a French-inspired vintage wooden toolbox.
The most adorable sign I made from a wooden wagon purchased at Goodwill. Tutorial coming soon.
Memo board chalkboard and more handpainted signs — “Your First Breath Took Ours Away” and “Happiness can be found in even the darkest of times if one only remembers to turn on the light. ” (That last one is a Harry Potter quote.)
Ditty bags made from a Pick Your Plum daily find, using iron-on transfer paper and images from The Graphics Fairy.
More blooming camellia pillows; shadowboxes featuring vinyl cutouts and hand-stitched carrots.
My friend’s adorable doll clothes.
Embellished bucket — Life is Better in Flip-Flops — featuring a vinyl decal I cut with my Silhouette Cameo. We have lots of vinyl decals you can use to dress up buckets and other containers. Add a trashy novel, an adult beverage, sunscreen and a pair of flip-flops, and you have a great gift.
Adorable fabric flowers my friend made.
A closeup of the “Handmade” shadowbox. We made this using our favorite Ikea Ribba frame.
And here’s another shadowbox. This is a favorite of my friend because she loves to sew. I was inspired by this shadowbox by thoughts of a card making scrapbooker.
Adorable strawberry baskets atop chalkboard-painted silver trays
Some vintage pottery and an embroidery hoop wall hanging for storing your sewing supplies.
While we sold a lot of things, some of these items are still available, and we can always make another if there’s something you see here that you cannot live without. Just drop us a line at info(at)attagirlsays(dot)com and tell us which item has captured you’re heart. We ship anywhere in the United States, and depending on where you live, we may even deliver. Hawaii folks, are you reading this?
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