katelynjane

Craft Show!

In Uncategorized on June 24, 2008 at 1:01 am

Sorry I took so long to get back to you guys! I was super busy with the radio station today, I had to go out of town for some training…but I’m back now and in high gear for my Etsy store and blog! Yay!

Well, the craft fair happened on Saturday evening and it was great! I got their early and set up my table, waiting for the other girls that had said they would be setting up near me. I should have thought about where I set up more, I was at the end of one of the roads and near a couple food stands. Since I had gotten there early, I figured that there would be a ton more stands opening up around me…but there wasn’t. The oposite side of the road was completely empty and I heard from a few of the customers that they weren’t even going to come down to my end since they thought it was only food stands. Had I set up my table closer to the big intersection that was blocked off, I would have had many more viewers.

When I called the organizers on Thursday, they had a specific spot where I could set up my booth. I figured since they had this planned, there was a ton of booths that were already booked. Not true. The event was poorly advertised…if at all…and many people in town didn’t even know it was happening. I used to work at a shop just down the street from my booth and when I told them to come and see my stuff, they were like “why? What’s going on?”. Even businesses on the same block had no idea the event was happening. This was really dissapointing to me! Our town is so small, it’s easy to get the word out either by just word of mouth, posters, going on the radio…it’s so easy!

Even though the majority of the town had no idea this was evening happening annnd I was at the end of the road, I still had quite a few people who stopped by and looked at my bags. I sold three big bags and a small Zippie. Once I got to the event and saw that there wasn’t many people there, I honestly didn’t expect to sell what I did, so I was really pleased to make these sales!

I’m looking into the Farmers Market that happens every Saturday morning here. The sales and experience of dealing with the customers really encouraged me. I hope I can make as many sales on regular weekends, then I’d really have enough money for the button maker and the supplies to turn the shed into my craft workshop!

  1. Look at it this way-if you stayed home you wouldn’t have sold anything so great job! And you’re getting the word out,too.

  2. I’m with ya there! I’m really glad that I went…those few sales made it worth it! Thanks for stopping by!

  3. congratulations on the sales! these are really cute bags 😉

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