This past Saturday, my friend and I braved our first craft fair.
Did I sell out. no. Did I sell anything? why yes.
I named our table, xo. handmade
My main product was rice warmers and I didn’t sell any, boo. (good thing they make great gifts) Earlier in the week, I released myself from the pressure to sell a certain amount and that allowed me to have a good time. Which I did.
We were next to a table that sold seasonal flags for outside your home, not hand crafted but they get 10 bonus points for knowing their market. The flags were 5 for $20 and she sold a TON! It was the running joke of the day for us, that she was kicking our arse in sales.
Slow sales made for a loooooooong day, but it was a great experience.
I couldn’t find my phone before we left at 7:15am (!!!!!) so I had zero pictures. I don’t know how to describe the feeling of being vulnerable to the world, “Oh please like my stuff, please world please. Not only like it - buy it, too, please”
Oddly enough, customers wanted to buy what wasn’t for sale – the chalkboard, the “HEY” pennant, and that feeling was BOSS! It was like a pat on the back for having style.
We even had some people ask for our card, they wanted to know if we owned a boutique/shop. HA! HA! It was our first time, so I took it as a compliment. We were both pleased with our table of one of a kind goodies.
I earned enough to cover the cost of the table and I really want to try it again. I will definitely do it again.
2012: Try a table at a craft fair. Check.
I talk about sending/receiving happy mail and This is why!
My nephew turned 3 today.
I took a chance on Captain America at Marshalls. Can you see the HAPPY and JOY in his smile!!! Money well spent, his joy lit up my afternoon.
Who doesn’t like receiving a little love from Mr. Postman?