Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Craft Fair!

Hi friends! I hope you're having a good day! I'm feeling a little bit better. I've spent the last few days FRANTICALLY getting ready for a craft fair and I just got home from the fair about 30 mins ago. I'm hoping that crafting will go back to normal after this.

Here's a photo of me at my table. I wish I had a larger table or brought a second table. I didn't know that we could bring more than one table. I also wish I had brought some boxes or crates for more levels on my table. In sales, I made $49 tonight and gave back $5 (10%) for the charities, which was in the agreement with the people who set up the fair and I was happy to do it.
Sooooo...after reading tons and tons of stuff for the past few days I freaked out a bit and thought that my cards wouldn't sell and I needed to make more "stuff." I spent the last few days making lots of little crafts and guess what?! NONE of it sold. At all. I sold ONLY cards tonight. It felt good to get all the compliments on my cards.

Over the next few days, I'll be posting more detail shots of the items on the table so come back for that. Even though the items didn't sell. ;) Have a great night, friends!

8 comments:

~amy~ said...

I think it all depends on the audience...at all the craft fairs that I've sold at, all BUT cards would sell. Good for you for selling your most fabulous cards! I had a garage sale last saturday...sat in 36 degree weather for 5 stinkin' hours and didn't even sell $45 worth of stuff...95% of the stuff was crafty supplies at least 50% off retail but more like 75% off...grrrrr.

Basement Stamper said...

That's funny that all you sold were cards, the fairs I've been to I've only sold my altered items and maybe a box or two of note cards. Glad you made a little money though and just think all those other things you made make GREAT holiday gifts!

Rachel said...

Can't wait to see all the things you made!

RiNNE said...

Oh my!!! Look at all those cards! You have tons!!! Yay for selling $50 worth! :)

jo (http://joboogie.typepad.com) said...

YAY for Craft Fairs! I'm glad you made some money! :)

Nicole Maki said...

I did a craft fair last week and after all that exhausting work, I made $31 - eight of which I haven't seen yet because one of my DH's buddies was going to give him the money "later".

It's great to hear your cards sold, I sold a few but people really wanted a sentiment inside (like a bought card) and wanted specific event ones, not general 'thinking of you' or 'thank you' which I make the most. It's good to know, but too let to help.

Christiana said...

Well, it's good that you at least sold some cards! I never had much luck at craft shows... of course, back then I was selling jewelry and had never heard of papercrafting... Lol. But I've been at shows where I sold nothing, so I'm really happy for you!

I can't wait to see all the little crafts you made. Maybe you can list them in your etsy shop?

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

HOOOOORAY! So glad you had a great time and that you sold LOTS! And hooooray for selling cards!! And now you will have some other goodies for the next time!! Great job:)