Good news, bad news. Good news, I am going to keep creating in some capacity. Bad news, I am closing my booth down after 11 months. It was time to cut my losses financially, I usually made rent and a tidbit leftover, but not enough to warrant the amount of time that was poured into making projects. And I found myself moving towards a more flea market/upscale yard sale look just to attract customers. If I didn't have three littles at home and had more time (and sleep), I would keep plugging away until I found the "formula" for success in my area.
|First craft fair booth. My spot was UH-MAZING and worth |
the extra money for the premium location.
I can always go back when life shifts gears. Until then I plan on participating in craft fairs as a vendor and explore selling online. My first craft fair was two weeks ago and was successful. Made back the money I put into it and then some. I've already signed up for another craft fair closer to Christmas. For now, this outlet allows me to continue my hobby-turned-income.
|Far too often I make things I end up wanting to keep. Which one|
of these would you keep? Read on to find out which one I kept.
I totally love this chair-turned-plantstand. So much so that I priced it a little high to discourage buyers (not the best sales technique I'll admit, but perfect for redecorating ones home). Its sitting outside my front steps now with the same plant perched on top. The frost has crept in the past few nights and the plant is looking rather frazzled so I'll have to find some other cute things to occupy it this winter.
These "free leaves" signs have been a popular item for me this fall and a terrific use of scrap wood.
The picture boards are repurposed fence board and I've only sold one in teal (see the top left corner of this picture). I think they are priced too high. Even in my other booth I was only able to sell these for $10-$12 depending on the size. Currently they are $15.
This bench went thru quite the transformation. It was a hand-me down of a hand-me down, a garage sale reject just waiting for some TLC. Sturdy and solid it was very dated. My youngest was a bit sad when I painted over the bunnies, he thought they were cute. I like the light gray with the dark gray grain sack stripes. The bench looks better lighter.
A during photo, pre sealant, in my messy basement/craft room.
Happy Fall Ya-all!