Sunday, December 8, 2013

My Frist Craft Fair

Since it was my very first craft fair, I wasn't sure what to expect.  I read all the Etsy Handbook articles I could find on the subject, and consulted with several craft fair vendor veterans.  Next, I got my extra supportive sister and hubby to help me out, and I was on my way!

The fair was in an elementary school, on the (wait for it) 3rd Floor.  Oye...  With one pain-stakenly slow elevator to share amongst all the vendors, we ended up taking many trips, arms fully loaded, up the flights of stairs.  And by "we," I mean my amazing hubby!  He claims he didn't mind since he's in a steps competition at work so he was thrilled at the 14,000 steps he'd taken by the time we had packed up after the fair!

I've been to a handful of craft fairs as a buyer, so color me confused at the huge number of little kids running (i.e. SPRINTING) up and down the aisles of vendors.  Turns out there was a children's event of some kind going on simultaneously on the 1st floor.  I was having heart attacks every two seconds as another 10-year-old came running over and grabbed one of my $48 hand-blown glass Swarovski crystal ornaments!  My choice not to have children was validated, once again.

Amongst the chaos of the kids, there were some really fabulous moments!  So many people stopped by and complimented me on my wine bottle pendant lights!  Such an amazing feeling to see others appreciating my designs.  :)

Thanks so much to my sis and hubby for their support in helping me make my very first craft fair a success.  Thanks to their efforts, I am now $8.00 richer.  Yeah... not a super profitable venture, but it was a great trial run.  I look forward to my next craft fair adventure!

Check out my booth set-up!!!

Check out the awesome Industrial Blush t-shirt my sister made for me!
Photographs by Grace Posluszny

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