I have even thought several times, why don't I ever do one of these things. The biggest reasons I don't is that it takes a lot of creativity. I know a lot of talented people but I personally want to go to a craft fair and be blown away! I want to see new things.
So after I got sick and I started creating my bucket list, I put being a vendor at a craft fair on my bucket list. Yesterday, with my mother and mother-in-law, we made that happen. We had a small booth at a local high school's booster clubs annual craft fair.
It was a long day. Set up started at 6:00 a.m. When we arrived, we were met with a host of high school volunteers to help us unload our car and take us to our booth. The doors opened at 9:00 a.m. and we sold until 4:00 p.m.
The end result, we certainty made enough to cover our cost. We might even have made a little extra. We had a great time meeting and interacting with the other vendors. But the aftermath is clear to me. I have slept off and on all day on my couch! I caught up on sleep for all the nights when I stayed up late and worked on my projects. I caught up on all the sleep I missed worrying about price point, inventory, sales tax, city taxes and of course, competition.
Oh my, I slept today! Tomorrow, I am going to plan for my second craft fair!