Friday, November 7, 2008

First Craft Show

My first craft show was a definite success. I sold about 25 items and took a few custom orders. My alpaca neck warmers and scrabble tile pendants were my biggest sellers.
It was great to spend the day with two other SE Idaho Etsy sellers, Kate of KatieBlairDesigns and Shannon of MyTaylorMade, pictured in the photo. My "stuff" is primarly on the wooden tables to the left in the photo.
I learned several things that will help me be better prepared next time and found I did use many of the items I brought from my Craft Fair checklist. I got a bit better organized as the day went on but started in a bit of panic because I had just enough time to price my remaining items. I was up to midnight last night and just couldn't finish...partly because I decided I needed this which I was sewing after 10:00 pm:

It's a money pouch/craft apron, only about 12" long and 8" wide which I made from sweater remnants. There is as small pocket for business cards, a pen/pencil slot, and two large pockets for money with Velcro closures. It is made to be worn on a belt (loop at top). I was very happy not to have to use a cash box or worry about where my money was.


Kim said...

How exciting! It sounds like you had a successful show right out of the chute.

Heather said...

Congratulations on your first craft show. 25 sales is great!