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.
|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.|
|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.|
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!