I gave everyone that made a purchase a thank-you gift. It was a coupon for use at a later date. It will be interesting to see how many of those coupons come back. This will be the first major time I am tracking customer sales and word-of-mouth. Actually I have had two of the coupons come back already. So, maybe it is working :)
My sales ranged from young girls, to older woman. I am happy to see the broad customer range. This means I can keep producing garments in all fashions.
I also met a few people in a few different crafting/sewing circles. I hope to get together with them and start sharing ideas and tips.
Another aspect of this bazaar that found great was the entertainment. They had cheerleaders, a folk singer, and a local marching band. The town mayor even came out. My particular favorite was the Ansbach High School Jazz Band. As you know, I love Jazz. They were super. Their little-kid bodies made the instruments look so big. My booth was directly in front of the stage. It was glowing blue-black, like a real jazz lounge, and they were all dressed in black. The feet of the musicians were at my eye level. It is mesmorizing to watch everyone's right shoe tap in unison to the beat. It was groovy. My foot tapped too. I took their picture:
The event was hosted by The Ansbach and llesheim Spouses and Civilians Club. These organizations do an amazing amount of community service, both on-post and off-post. I am proud to be a member. I am glad I got to Germany early enough to make the Bazaar. I hope to participate in a few more like this, next Christmas Season.
In addition to this event, Florida Scarf has been busy with some special orders. As I mentioned last week, I did a scarf for a girl to wear with her soccer uniform. I also recently completed a hoodie for a dude in Hong Kong...
And a mother-daughter set for an Army Wife currently based in Hawaii, but moving to Maryland...