I'm preparing for a local craft fair on October 30, 2011. Last year was my first venture into the craft fair world, and I actually made a small profit, so I decided to "re-up" this year.
One lesson I took away from my 2010 experience was: Low cost items for kids WILL sell. Last year the only low cost children's items I had were miniature Halloween bags. I almost sold out!! I had only two left at the end of the day, so I'm taking twice as many this year.
This weekend, I also played around with another low cost "impulse buy" item ---little girl necklaces made from polymer clay and ceramic buttons on colorful cording with metal ball clasp and ring closures. I'm calling them Cute as a Button Friendship Necklaces. We'll see how that goes. I'm still fumbling a bit with my tiny pliers and the ball clasps. I'm much more comfortable with a needle and thread!
The polymer clay buttons are from Ayarina: http://www.etsy.com/shop/ayarina. I purchased the handmade ceramic buttons from Buttonalia: http://www.etsy.com/shop/buttonalia. I also have some beautiful polymer clay buttons from Polymer Claybox, but the holes are too small for my 2mm cording, so I may need to use heavy pearl cotton? I'm still pondering what to do with those.
LeAnn aka pasqueflower