Summer is now over and so is my stretch at the Gardeners Market. I had so much fun at the market and got to meet some great people. I got some fun stories I will share. Most likely you won't care but they were good times for me. To start off this was my main product so to speak. I made so many of these coat racks and signs. I didn't even take pictures of all of them, mostly because I made the same ones over and over. If you are interested in any of these I can remake them in any color just as a to let you know.
So my big seller was coat racks with birds on them. Had to do with some TV show. Well I got tired of doing so many birds I'd mix it up a bit and do some different things. One of my favorite ones was this octopus. I liked painting the one on Ethan's bed so I wanted to do it again.
Besides the fact mustaches are the big thing right now who doesn't like a mustache coat rack.
So everyone has a vinyl board in there house that is inspirational. I wanted to do it but with style i guess. So instead of vinyl that peels off I painted mine which means my are permanent. Then I did a rustic technique I learned to make them my style.
I had this lady come in to my booth and give me some knobs she said she had just laying around. This is one of the coat racks I made with them.
This is my sign. I made so many of these. People loved them. I loved them. I don't think that I ever brought one home after I made it.
This was my bird design coat rack that sold the best. I did it in so many colors and with so many different hooks and knobs. These knobs were also donated by the same lady.
Just mixin it up.
I did this one a couple of times. One guy traded me a box of produce for one. There is acually a billboard in town with this quote on it. Kelsie loved the quote so I thought it would be a good one for one of my signs.
So Ethan got in this habbit this summer of going around and telling me " I can't". Know matter what he said "I can't" drove me crazy. I would tell him over and over how do you know you can't you havn't tried. I saw this quote and had to do it. I had it for a long time. Then I got to trade it with this awesome guy I met at the market. He made these belt buckles out out recyled bike parts and metal.
I got a lot of comments on this one. I thought it was a fun design.
Towards the end I was doing many different bird designs. Can't complain if they are going to sell. i liked this one a lot. The more I do the more designs I want to try. Next year is going to be even funner and I'm already working on my stock.