Tuesday, December 8, 2009

beyond my wildest dreams


my experience at the toronto one of a kind went better than i could have ever imagined. this was based mainly on the incredible pre-show advertising i got with this shawl/scarf. and giving the spinning workshop drew attention to my work on the ooak blog and website. so i sold half my product (yarn and knitwear) in the first 2 days, and by the end of the 11 day show had completely sold out. i kept a sample of each product back - a skein of yarn, a shawl/scarf, fingerless gloves. a baby hat and a scarflette, so i was able to take orders (which i'll begin as soon as i catch my breath). because of the sucess, i've decided to do the spring show too (march 31 - april 4th) and try to keep the momentum and interest going.
to all of you blog-followers - it was lovely meeting you and having a few faces now! tomorrow - when i wake up a little more - i'll post some more show photos.
i'm off to st.john's for a few days at the end of the week, so next week my etsy shop will start filling up again...

9 comments:

Shammickite said...

Hello Shawn... it was great to meet you at last, and I'm so glad that you did so well at the OOAK show. Congratulations on selling everything! And have fun with your little ones next week, say hello to Water Street for me!
Fenella
BTW I'v given you a mention on my latest blog post.

Taos Sunflower said...

WOW...congratulations! You earned that one, for sure. I've never heard of anyone selling out at a craft show. Wish I could have come by to say hi, also.

Urve Manuel said...

Hey Shawn, that is SO AWESOME!!!! Time to hire knitters and spinners!!! Way to go, I am so happy for you, how wonderful!!

Irie said...

You must be so proud! Congrats on the huge success! I was one of the folks who came by after you were sold out, so will be coming early to the Spring Show!

Robyn said...

Oh Shawn - so, so wonderful! You must be beyond exhausted. Congratulations!! Can't wait to talk with you....when you are ready and able....

Pat said...

congratulations. so pleased for you that the show was a great success. of course, your work is splendid, so why not.......

Janet Davis said...

Way to go, Shawn!

Lori White said...

Wowzahs! Sounds like an unbelievable hit! Congrats!

I hope you catch up on some much deserved rest before you start back at it. Best!

bluebird of paradise said...

I'm so happy for you! I miss you come home soon.