Monday, November 05, 2007

All about the Craft Fair...

I am pleased to say that the craft fair was a huge success! I sold a good amount of things, met some really nice people, and made a great business contact. I even got to meet a bloggy friend, Stephanie, of Creative Reveries, who was just as nice in person as she seems on her blog! Plus, she wore this skirt that she made which is soo cute! Here we are in front of my table. I didn't realize it until I looked at this picture, but I must have looked like a hot mess! Oops. Stephanie is wearing the scarf that she bought from me. She was happy that I still had it because she had seen it on my blog. I thought that was funny.



Anyway, it was interesting to see what sold. The scarves were by far the most popular thing. I definitely should have made more, and I probably would have sold more if I had. I only brought one of each color, so lesson learned there. I only sold a few of my headbands, which actually surprised me. I guess people aren't into headbands as much as I thought. I'll be listing them on etsy when I get a chance. I probably won't make any more for a while, so if you wanted one for a stocking stuffer, better get them while you can!



I didn't remember to take a picture of my table until closer to the end of the day. It looked more full at the beginning. My MIL and I found the quilt rack at the thrift store and she painting it white. I used cake stands to prop up the smaller bags, and a few bowls to hold other items on the table.




Overall it was a great experience, but I was glad it was over. I spent yesterday just relaxing and it was wonderful. Now I have a custom order to do 15 scarves this week, so that is a new challenge. But the craft room has to be cleaned up before anything gets done! Thank you D.C. Craft Mafia for putting on a wonderful show!

13 comments:

beki said...

Good for you!

Jenn Maruska said...

Yay!!!! I'm so happy to hear that you had a good time (and sold well, too!).

(If you don't get burnt out on making those scarves for your custom order, I bet they'd sell in your Etsy shop!)

I am Jen said...

YAY! I love those scarves! You should make a few extra for your shop!

Karyn said...

It sounds like the show was a great success! Congratulations!

jessi said...

Congratulations! It looks like a great time! You're making me wish I hadn't dropped my craft fair...oh well, there will be others!

Mary said...

Congrats on a successful show!

lera said...

Sounds like a successful show. Congrats to you.

Stephanie said...

You did not look like a hot mess! Let me just tell you how much I love the scarf...so much that I'm wearing it right now as I type (I'm always cold). So glad to hear your day was successful though I'm not surprised. All of your items were beautiful.

LeeAnn said...

I am so glad you had fun! Your booth looks great. I would have stopped by!

Felicia said...

Congratulations on your success!

Anina said...

Yay! I'm so happy that you had a great time. You deserved it.

iSew said...

Congratulations!
I'm always surprised at what sells & what doesn't. I rarely sell monkeys at the market, but rarely sell anything else on Etsy. Live & Learn.

Erin said...

Fantastic! Great job. How did the bookmarks go over?