Sunday, October 30, 2011

Craft Fair Survivor

It was a L-O-N-G day on Saturday, but before the doors of the craft show opened to the public, I was able to do some window shopping.  Some of my favorite "finds" are pictured above.  

We crafters were competing with a home Nebraska Huskers football game—never a good thing!  But I made a small profit and had an enjoyable day.  My quilt buddy, Leola, helped in my booth in the morning (before kickoff).  The time went quickly, and we were quite busy.  Little inexpensive items sold very well.  But I did not sell any items priced over $15.00.   The good news is, I still have inventory to reactivate in my Etsy shop.   I'm trying to get to 100 listings before Christmas—I'm only half way there.

I bought a cute handmade puppet for a grandson Christmas present from a vendor in the next booth.   The vendor on the other side of my booth, The Mustard Seed, was selling big flower hair clips and headbands:  She was busy all morning, but most of her sales were also smaller items.  She also sells adorable leggings, appliquéd shirts and knit hats.

Things slowed to a crawl during the football game.  But I had the foresight to pack along my Pies & Tarts paper piecing project:  I finished three more pies.  Only five more and I'll have my 100 hand pieced blocks completed. 

Now, it's time to tackle some projects that were put on the back burner until "after the craft show."


LeAnn aka pasqueflower



  1. sounds like a fun day, even though a lot of work

  2. Glad you had a good day :) Those darn football games can make or break a show!
    Love those birdie canvases in the first photo :)

  3. I'm glad you had a good day and made enough sales to make it worth your while! I've never participated in an arts and crafts fair, but I do enjoy going to them.

    Now, you can have a relaxing Sunday!

  4. Sounds like you had fun! I want to do a craft fair someday... maybe when the house is done!

  5. Sorry about the football game getting in the way. Sounds like a fun day though and at least you made some profit!