IS OVER!! Woo Hoo!!
I am so excited to be done with the craft fair!! I am excited to be getting back to my regular routine... with hopefully a few minor changes which involve getting more sleep! :)
I am excited to start getting caught up on what you guys have been up to and be able to see all of your gorgeous creations!! I think that will have to wait till tomorrow though. My immediate plans (after this post) are to go watch Criminal Minds with my husband and get my head rubbed! :) Maybe my feet too... they are really tired! :) And then.... go to SLEEP... Oh Sleep... how I have missed you!
So... I think this was my last craft fair! I did okay today but made about half as much as I did last year at this particular event. There were a lot of lookers but not as many buyers. I think everyone had the same experience for the most part. I saw a lot of empty handed ladies walking around! I at least made my money back on the space rental and probably for all of my supplies that I bought with plenty of stuff left to sell/give away! Maybe a little more but not as much as I had hoped for! I am just thankful to have what I did make! It could have been a lot worse!
I made less stuff this year because 1... I procrastinated about getting started and 2. I had planned to because I didn't want a lot left over. Well... I still have plenty left over! Very disappointing but hey... you live and learn!!
So... here are some pictures of what I made and sold. I made these jumbo clips with initials on them which sold like hot cakes last year. I tell you what... I bet I made 150 of these last year... I was SICK of them by the time Christmas was here! I made 2 sizes of notepads and a few frames. I had some little Christmas bags left over from last year that I took back this year! I made a few of the covered letters that I just LOVE!! And... thanks to Courtney... I took my cards with me and sold a surprising number of those! I priced them all for $2 a piece and sold several of them. Thanks Courtney for the push to take my cards! :)
I had intended to make some gift tags but never got around to doing that! I also made and sold several soldiered necklaces last year but I didn't feel like messing with those this year. I had several left last year but my soldiering was less than good so I didn't want to take them again this year. I felt that I could do better now (after having more practice) but just didn't take the time to make any!
Anyway... just thought I would give you guys a rundown on my craft fair experience(s) and of course... record it for myself!
Speaking of recording stuff for myself... I had a nice surprise when I got home and had a card over on the CARDS blog today! I wasn't able to make anything new for this last challenge so I sent in one of my EBKS cards that I made using newspaper! Paige was sweet enough to show it on the blog today! I like her!! :)
Oh... and speaking of the Everything But the Kitchen Sink Challenge... you have until Sunday night to enter to win 2 awesome stamp sets!! Don't miss out!! :) You can go directly to the latest challenge post by clicking on the EBKS logo on my sidebar!
Well... hope you guys have had a great week and I sooooo look forward to catching up with you all this weekend!
Love, Peace and Chicken Grease! (Thanks honey for the new saying!)