Behind The Scenes at a retail show & Ticket Give Away!

Behind the Scenes at a Retail Show by Denyse Coughlan

As we are making the draw for our give away for tickets to the Creative Craft Show at the NEC October 31st to November 3rd, this evening (add a comment (before the draw) below if you want to be entered to win 2 tickets) I thought I would show you what happens at a show before the doors open!

Most journeys begin in Essex with Sam hitching up the trailer and picking me up. We have had some fairly long journeys, thanks to distance and traffic, but we never seem to run out of conversation and the journey seems to fly by.

On arrival at the show it’s all hands to the deck as we unpack the trailer, locate our stand and start setting up.

At this stage we are normally wondering whether we will get everything out on time! Security are strict about locking up on time. Our first job is to get products on hangers, their position is rearranged once most product is out.

At the NEC we arranged a new layout for the grids.

Samples that the DT have created are placed above the grids and add a touch of colour.

Finally all of our products are out.

The workshop table is set up ready for action.

We are ready to go although before the doors open, there is always time for a selfie with friends and fellow stall holders!

We will be at the NEC on stand H35 and we really hope you will pop by and say hello, The fabulous Emma Blake will be teaching a stunning mixed media work shop on Friday and Sunday and I will be running half hourly make and takes on Thursday and Saturday.

Our Facebook Group is Samantha K Mixed Media and Crafting ( which can be found HERE) We would love you to come and join us!

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