Sunday, November 20, 2011

My First Craft Fair

Attending craft fairs is a pass time of mine. I love them. I am guilty of walking around a craft fair thinking to myself one thought..."I can do that!"

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!


  1. So your fancy gloves must have been a hit! Good for you!!
    --deb t.

  2. I was wondering how this went?! Ya'lls table looked very impressive. I will say, if I was there, I would have came to your table because it looked fun! So the chi-chi gloves (insider) sold?! I'm so excited for you!! Preparing for another one...way to go.