i've always been a fan of a good craft fair. i'm ALWAYS up for traveling to a gymnasium at a high school, booth in a park, or building --and luckily? so is my best friend since ferever... :)
::we luv craft fairzz::
and NOW that I've been a vendor at one???
this past saturday, i did my first craft fair. i was invited to participate in a small artisan show and it was the perfect show to get my feet wet. after tossing my babe in the tub after the applesauce "incident" i threw myself into trying to design a shabby chic, eclectic, crafty but not CRAFTY display. piecing together my display was almost just as fun as creating my designs.
overall the show was good. it happened to snow 4 inches that morning and i think that kept a lot of potential shoppers at home. i made money. met some amazing new artists. networked. passed out lot of business cards. had a blast with my life long bestie.
::heeeeeey buy some ruffle flowerzzz::
this momma also learned a few crafty fair lessons
1. an 8 foot table does NOT fit in an elevator very well
2. no, a table is NOT just a table. it does make a difference how much the table weighs. I borrowed my classrooms table ::shhhhhhhhhhhhhhh:: and goodness gracious. that table is SOLID. a SOLID 100 pounds. I'll be investing in a quick foldeminhalfandgo30buckaroo table from costco next time. :)
3. bring a calculator. craft fairs make you automatically dumb at basic arithmetic.