Sunday, November 11, 2012

craft fair {recap}

Hello, happy Sunday, friends!

The craft fair is over, and I'm happy to get back to my regular sewing routine. But, before I do,  I feel like the recap of the whole experience is totally in order.

 
I was sharing a table with a friend of mine and here's what our display looked like (hers are the fabric buckets and coffee cozies on the right side). I must say, I thoroughly enjoyed putting it all together.
 
 
As you can see, I concentrated mostly on smaller, low cost items like pouches, coasters, and Christmas ornaments. I also had a few pillows and Christmas stockings for sale, too.
 
 
I managed to sell quite a few of my products, with little birdies Christmas ornaments being the most popular item. 
 
The highlight of the whole fair, however, was when I got to talk to some of my blog's readers who stopped by and introduced themselves. You ladies totally rock and I enjoyed talking to each and every one of you.
 
I must admit, though, I'm quite glad the fair is over now. Working "sweatshop style" and having the time pressure to pump up many of the same or very similar product is just not my thing. All in all, I'm happy I had a chance to experience what selling at the craft fair is like, but it also made me realize that sewing things just because I want to and blogging about them is what I enjoy the most.

And so I spent the whole Sunday afternoon working on a quilt I wanted to make for a long time but never had time. Oh, it felt good. I'll share some pictures soon. Svetlana

16 comments:

  1. Glad to hear that the fair was successful and that you learned some good things! Can't wait to hear about this new quilt…!

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  2. I'm gearing up for my very first craft fair with a friend. I'm enjoying making things, but I think I feel the same as you; looking forward to working on my quilts again.

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  3. Love the craft festival table; looks very cheery:)

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  4. Hurray for ". You " time. Mine is in the summer ; )

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  5. Glad you had such a lovely time! I did my first craft fair a few months ago, and I felt the same way after. ;) Glad you got some fun sewing in!! xo Heather

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  6. It was so nice to meet you in person, Svetlana! You had lovely items to sell, and I hope you had lots of sales that day. We are loving our little gray birdie.
    I meant to ask you: where did you get your white 9 cubby hole display? I love it.
    Maybe I'll see you at the next MQG meeting!
    Jen (PiggyBaby) :)

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  7. This looks so sweet, Svetlana -- I love the way you set up your table! I completely understand your thoughts on the experience. It's just more fun to sew what you want to make at your own pace.

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  8. Your table looks darling, and I'm so glad it paid off to focus on the little items.

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  9. Your stall looks very elegant. Glad you did well at your fair. I can relate to the "sweatshop" analogy. That's how I feel at the moment. It's taking the fun out of making stuff b/c you are working to a deadline, but also not specific orders? It's going to be a case of hopefully people like my things and buy some!

    Love those birdies! Gonna have to try them too!

    Fi

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  10. Your booth setup is beautiful! How fun to meet some blog peeps! Did you sell the mouse pouch?

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  11. Glad everything went well! Your booth looks great!

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  12. I really like the way you set up your table for the fair. I understand how you feel about your experience and the preassure of not creating what you want. Glad to hear you started a new quilt. I can't wait to see the pictures.

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  13. Congrats on a successful fair! Your stall looks beautiful! I haven't done craft fairs for a while now - too exhausting and an army of elves to help make the things are just too hard to find these days! Jxo

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  14. Glad it all went so well for you :o)

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  15. Sounds about like how our craft show went - made me realize I'd rather just be quilting for my own enjoyment! ;)

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  16. congrats on the fair! so glad it went well and i am so glad you are able to sew for you now! i can't wait to see what you make next! xo

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