Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Mound City Craft Show

It was that time of year again, the Mound City, Kansas craft show. This is a big event, held on the Linn County Fairgrounds. Our barn is the Cherry Barn (right next door to the Swine barn, or Miss Piggy as we like to call it).

Here's our pictures in order: first is the before -- the empty space. Then the chaos of setting up and then the finished result.




Everything in the above picture went to new homes. It was looking a little naked there by Saturday afternoon.
The weather was absolutely gorgeous! Warm enough for shorts and t-shirts but a nice breeze now and then. The people came in droves and droves and then even more came -- guess everyone wanted to be outdoors on such a glorious day.
Most of the things in these pictures are done by my parents -- dad cuts the wood and mom paints. They did very well at this show. This is our last outdoor show (we've been so lucky once again with the weather!) and all the rest will be indoor shows from now until December.
Hope you enjoyed this little glimpse. I would have shown you more crafters, but I was unable to leave the booth due to the huge turnout until late each evening and then I was just too tired to even remember where the camera was (LOL).

7 comments:

Ati. Norway. said...

So nice to look at a little corner of the show. I miss that here. No markets at all. Only a moth for Christmas in a few little places.Good luck with your sales !

gocrazywithme said...

Lesa,
So glad you and your parents did well at the show. Maybe that bodes well for Lauri and I. This looks like a wonderful venue for this type of show; something I'd love to go to as well as sell at.

Gerry said...

WOW, you had a great show. Kuddos!!!!

SH Sue said...

It looks like a lot of work making the iems and selling them. Good Job!

Judy S. said...

Looks like you broke the rain cycle as well as the sales records, Lesa! I loved that snowman embroidery...bet it went fast.

Wilma said...

Your "Spooky Boo" barn looks great, it is no wonder you and your parents sold so good! Wish we had that kind of shows over here!

Gina E. said...

WOW! What a transformation! And what a fantastic amount of craft work on show. I can't believe you sold it all! Well, of course I believe you, lol...