The Made By Hand Show

So this weekend I was one of the many vendors (I think there were over 160) at The Made By Hand Show. It was my first time at an event like this so it was filled with a lot of great learning and discoveries. With over 1700 people passing through the doors it was a pretty busy day and I was kept hopping from the moment the doors opened at 11am until they closed at 5pm.

I want to say a great big thank you to Doris at Publisher Production Solutions who printed my banner. Not only did she do a fabulous job on printing it, she turned it around quickly and even dropped by the booth to introduce herself and ended up buying some jam :). She was a real pleasure to work with and if you were doing a show like this and needed a banner, brochures or business cards printed I would highly recommend her.

I kow you can't really see it in the photo, but the gorgeous necklace I am wearing I bought from Nancy Lismer of Adornments jewellery who was also at the show. Her booth looked fabulous and if you have never seen her stuff, you should really check her out.

My taster sized jars were a huge success, so I will be rolling those out into as many of the different jams and jellies as I can in the coming months, so stay tuned for that.

The one question I have for anyone out there reading this who might have some experience in this department is around sampling. When my booth got busy and there were times when I have over a dozen people trying samples, asking questions, etc., it got hard to replenish the samples fast enough even with the help of my amazing mother in law and wonderful husband. Does anyone have a great way that they do sampling that they wouldn't mind sharing with me? I would be forever grateful.