Friday, October 1, 2010

First Craft Fair in Years Jitters

Tomorrow is the day, the craft fair.  I have not participated in a craft fair in years and to be honest I have never really done very well when I have.  The last time I sold these beautiful clocks that I made using chip board and scrapbook paper.  They were really pretty, and elegant.  A lot of Anna Griffin Paper and soft colors... if you know me at all you know I am pretty much about soft and simple things.  Anyway, I set up my table and it looked so pretty.  People all day long would pass by and tell me how beautiful my clocks were.  One person told me that I did not belong in a craft fair but should be in an art show.  That was quite a compliment but that person didn't even buy one of my 12.00 clocks.  So I am bit scared.

Why am I doing this...well...  someone contacted me through my ETSY store and asked me to join the event, they thought my work would fit well and I could also represent Memory Works.  So I said yes thinking it was so far away, perhaps they would forget about me or  I about them.  Well, neither of us forgot so tomorrow I am going to set up my table and displays and give it another shot.  I am not going in with high expectations, not that my work is not worthy or nice but as I said...I'm a bit scared.   I will bring a book to read and wonder around to other booths and talk to "my people".  I love crafters so!

Wish me luck, my Lovelies!



Well an update... I didn't do very bad at all at the craft fair.  Had lots of support from friends and family.  Here are some pictures of my space.

3 comments:

Jackie said...

You will do fine. Everything happens for a reason and there is a reason you were invited, maybe to make sales, maybe to learn, maybe to meet new friends.
You enjoy what you do and are good at it. I wish you all the best at the fair.
Do tell us how it goes. WE LIVE AND LEARN.
I love to make cards too and I have been inspired and mostly intimidated by everyone out there.
All the best at the fair. I would by one of your works in a heartbeat if I every came across your table.
hugs from Africa.

Serendipity Blog said...

Oh my goodness, thank you so much for your kind words! You made my day :)

delisa said...

Sue, I'm so excited that you did well!!! Your things are beautiful and very well made. I'm just thrilled with the lovely cards & things that I got. Your work just gets better & better! Love you lots, keep up the good work!!! :>