Monday, 1 March 2010

So, here we are at the Make It Show

Well, what can I say?

Busy is an understatement!  Here is my stand before the crowds arrived.  We had displays all along the back wall with a table for doing demonstrations and a table for Make & Takes.  It looks so peaceful doesn't it all nice and empty :) ?

Then the show opened LOL.........

Here is the lovely Zoe (aka Mrs Wonka) doing what she does best - giving the crowds what they want.  She is a fabulous demonstrator and everyone loved what she was doing.  We had lots of plans to demo all sorts of things but the two things we kept getting asked for was the two step stamping with the Flight of the Butterfly set and matching punch and making flowers using the scallop circle punch so Zoe stuck to that!

And here is what the stand looked like for most of the time that we were there! I was completely shocked by how busy we were.  Luckily there were 5 of us there on Friday and 6 on Saturday and it was definately needed! 
The girls from my Stampin' Up! team all worked very very hard and were professional at all times (sort of!).  Over 200 Make and Take's were done on just the two days and there wasn't much time at all that we were sitting twiddling our thumbs! 

Unfortunately, due to proposed weather conditions, the show was cancelled on Sunday as it is held in what is effectively a big "tent".  It can withstand winds of up to 80 miles per hour, but 90 mph were forecast and Health & Safety wasn't going to chance it.  So, although it was disappointing, I was very grateful for the lie-in on Sunday morning and an extra day to myself.

It was very hard work but great fun and lovely to spend some more time with a great bunch of gals!

Should be back to updating the blog a little more frequently now that the manic February is over!


Ann Wills said...

Natalie, the stall look so professional. Very impressive in fact. Well done for getting SU out there.

Dawn said...

Well done looks very professional especially the posters.

steph said...

The stand looks great! And sooo busy too! x

Biscuitlid said...

looks great, wish I'd been able to go and see you all

Suzie Q said...

Looks like it went very well hope you had fun!

Zoë said...

Looks fab Natalie. Hope all your hard work brings in lots of rewards. Congrats. Zoë x