Monday, December 12, 2011

Craft Fair

I did a craft fair this last Friday and Saturday.  Here are some of the things I (I'm using "I" lightly, Jim did a lot of the work too) made for it.  We made crown molding shelves, various art and printables that we framed (Jim made all the frames and I painted them), and other little cutsey decor items.  I think we had a lot of fun stuff. 
Jim made the barn door display for me using an old door we came across, and some old barn wood.  I think it was a really cute display.  So cute in fact, it was one of the first things I sold on Saturday morning.  I had to rearrange the rest of the stuff after the door went bye-bye.

We got a good booth space with a bulletin board behind us.  We were able to hang up more stuff than we thought!
This was one of Jim's favorite creations.  I told him to make me a barn wood shelf to display some pictures in, and this was the outcome.  Cute, if I do say so myself.

Red crown molding shelf.  I love red things!

I made The Family:  A Proclamation to the World printable, and Jim made the awesome barn wood frame to put it in.

This little dity was a popular seller.
Framed printable
More stuff.
This shelf was one of the first things that sold.  
I don't know if you can tell, but there are little jingle bells in the frame.  This thing sold pretty fast too.
That's about all.

Overall, I can't say that the craft fair was a huge success.  There wasn't a whole lot of traffic coming through.  Several of the vendors were pretty bored, and I think we sold the most of our stuff to each other.  I haven't done a craft fair in several years, and I guess the market for it has changed a lot.  I talked to a lot of vendors who said they used to do 90+ craft fairs a year, and now they only choose a select few to do.  I guess I picked a not-so-great one to display my items, but it was still a fun experience.  I also have a good amount of stuff to start my Etsy shop with.  Yup, I'm going to give Etsy a try.  I like to make stuff, but I only have so much wall space, so I guess Etsy will be my crafting outlet.  Once I really get my shop up and going, I'll set up a link on the ol' blogaroo.   Until then. . . Adieu!

3 comments:

Boom said...

Nice Job Leslie! Keep up the good work. Hope Etsy gives you a good contact base.

Jodi said...

Can't wait to see your Etsy shop. I love your framed printables! Can't wait.

Mrs. Nowlin said...

Etsy, Etsy please! I really want to buy the owl and dino prints. Please let me know when they are available!!!! Thank you :) kimnowlin@hotmail.com