Here I am, putting last minute touches on our display before the doors opened at the Women's Gift's craft sale and gift boutique yesterday at Babeville in Buffalo, New York. Kara and I shared a table with friend Marcia Ross.
Kara, shown here in front of her jewelry, was an organizing force throughout the long day. She kept the merchandise neat for display, handled the sales transactions, changed items on display, took notes on observation of customers interest, greeted shoppers and fellow artisans as well as found time to network around the room. Kara is responsible for building our website, designing contact cards, and building our Etsy site. http://www.etsy.com/shop/ricerafferty Look for more items to be added soon.
My work is predominantly 100% silk or silk/ rayon velvet Devore, burnout patterns. Each item is unique, luxurious, rich colorfast made with love as a work of art rather than just an article of clothing. This is one of a kind art you can wear.
If you can't make art, BE ART.
We had great response from customers who are interested in my ability to create custom work; specific hues, burnout design patterns, as well as, yardage.
Here are Marcia Ross and I midway through the day.
Women's Gifts took many forms at Babeville yesterday. Here are a few images of local belly dancers who showed up for an afternoon performance. As well as food vender in the lower level.
Great weather, large crowd of shoppers, visit from a few friends who stopped by the booth as well as some surprise meeting of old friends I have not seen in years made yesterday a good day. A good time was had by all at Babeville yesterday.