Hard to believe it’s been almost a month since I did my first craft fair this season. I only signed up for 5, which is not a lot for some people, but for me, it’s plenty.
I’ve decided that I am less into the craft fairs for making money, and it will certainly never be my primary source of income, unless I want to live on the streets, and then where would I put my craft room? Attending craft fairs are more for making new friends like Diamond and Bobble, and getting reacquainted with people from previous shows.
School craft fairs are my favourites; the kids get excited over seeing the different designs and this year, LEGOs were once again the favourites.
The donuts also did well and I sold all that I had made. They are a great deal considering how much work is involved to make them.
Putting together the table is down to a science now. I put out less items, so that people can actually see what I have without being overwhelmed by choices. Certain items always get put on display, like the LEGOs and the dinosaurs, but others get rotated out to give people a feeling that there are always fresh things to be had if they see me at more than one fair.
One of the highlights this year, was when I was asked how long my soaps lasts for. Another vendor, turned and said, “I’m sorry to interrupt, but I heard your question and let me say, they last forever. I bought one for my nephew and he just finished it up.” I think she bought from me two years ago. To get unsolicited praise like that makes it worthwhile.