Sunday, November 9, 2008

Two Down, Two To Go

I feel like I haven't posted in forever.

I have finished my first two craft fairs and sold about the same amount of merchandise at each. A few nights before my first craft fair my youngest got sick. That meant four or five days of no sewing getting done at all. I was worried because I wanted to have a greater variety of aprons (more fabrics!) but never got around to it.

I got lots of people looking, lots of people saying "Oh that's so cute." And "I love the camouflage apron." And some that just wanted to know "Do you do alterations?"

Seriously - the first craft fair - I literally had my green bucket of crayon rolls on the floor. They didn't sell well at all. I think mainly because I couldn't display or show them. The aprons I only brought on a whim and I sold five of those. Go Aprons!

Then, yesterday's craft fair, was at my preschool. I shopped at last year's and I can say - this craft fair had more vendors and more shoppers than last year's. I like my table set-up mostly. I think I'll just keep crayon rolls on one side - I kept confusing people. They thought the bucket in front of Manny was full of aprons - not crayon rolls. Also, the candy was good but I'd like a smaller bowl. This was all I could find as I thought about it when I was running out the door - and it did hold my business cards nicely. I purchased small stockings (because I knew I didn't have enough time to make some) and stuck a crayon roll on each one and hung them on my tablecloth - crayon rolls make the perfect stocking stuffer!

I'm happy and a little more confident about what to do / bring into the next craft fair.

And, since I plan on making a few 'big girl' apron's this week I actually will be making / posting my easy cutting fabric on a bias for biding tutorial very soon. Thanks for all the thought and well wishes! Beth


mysteryhistorymom said...

I'm so proud of you, Beth! It takes so much time and organization, I am sure, to "do" a craft fair! Now you have two under your belt- and two more! It will just get better and better!:) Lori

carrie said...

Yay! Congrats on your first 2 fairs. What fun.

jillytacy said...

I'm so glad it went well! The table looked great. I'm sure with each new show you'll learn a little more and have it down to a science.
I've done a few craft fairs over the years and every time I do it I say "That was a lot of effort for the money. I don't think I'll do that again." Then a few years later I tried it again and said the same thing. I think I might have finally listened to myself.

Heather said...

You are so ambitious. Good for you! Good luck on the rest.

mysteryhistorymom said...

BEth- We were in Franklin, Tennessee (close to Nashville) for the holidays and LOVE it there! Where does your Mom live? Lori

Anonymous said...

Congrats! Glad it went well. I have my first real one on Saturday and I have no idea if I'm making enough/too much stuff! I guess I'll find out!

Amy said...

Wow! Sounds very exciting! So cute--the crayon rolls in the stockings! Genius! Glad all is going well!


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