Saturday I hosted my first table (selling handmade items, I've done them before with cupcakes) at a craft show. After a few days, I feel like I've had time to think about the experience and changes that I hope to make for the next one at the end of the month.
I'd like to apologize for these less-than-great iPhone photos. I didn't bring my camera.
First, I was happy with how everything turned out. I think I want to add a new item or two, but I was happy that my table looked how I imagined it in my head. I might add something else for a little more height, but all in all, I liked it and it didn't take too long.
Second, I loved the energy. I've always enjoyed making things and showing them off, but felt a little like I was creating things in a vacuum. Seeing people commenting on the things I make, touching them, talking about them, appreciating them, buying them, was a great feeling. The last week I was beginning to think I took too much on, but after the day was over, I was ultimately I did it.
Third, I couldn't predict what would sell and what wouldn't. Going in, I was pretty sure wreaths and wine glasses would sell better than my other items. People would be looking for Christmas presents and wreaths, but I was very wrong. I sold no wine glasses and only one wreath, so hopefully that will change for the next show, which is more Christmas-centered.
All in all, it only cost me $30 for the table and I made that back plus some. I had high expectations going into it, and knew I would be my hardest critic to please (as always). I learned a lot and have a good amount to think about. I need to come up with a way to make the wine glasses a bit cuter with packaging, maybe add a new item, etc.
But I still love handmade items and think others do as well. I'm really happy I've been continuing to do this.
Around the apartment has been craft central for the past week or so. Craft show is this weekend and hopefully, things will be a bit less stressful after Saturday. Wish me luck!
Hoping this works out. I'm very nervous...
Hi all, just a brief announcement that I have finally opened up my little Etsy shop! This is something that I've been planing for a few months now and just got everything together to open.
Currently the shop just contains an assortment of washi tapes, but I hope to add some handmade items and maybe some vintage finds in the upcoming month or so. I'm very excited so swing by!
In other news, I am currently in the process of signing up for another craft show, this one selling handmade wreaths and a collection of other cute things. More news on that later.
Happy Thursday! It's almost the weekend!