Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Craft Fair Results

Well, I completed 3 craft fairs in two weeks. The first one I did really well. The second, I didn't sell much (what little I sold it was so people could case it) but my girlfriend did well making custom rings. A local "rock shop" owner brought a piece of his peridot over for her to wrap for him! And sadly, the third craft fair was a bust for both of us. Lots of people came into the building but not many were buying. We spoke to other crafters and they did not do well either.

The only bright side to the third craft fair was that my girlfriend knew another person there who does many craft shows all over the state. She was kind enough to share the information with us.

Not much else is going on in my stamping life at the moment. Until then....

Saturday, October 23, 2010

A Couple More Craft Fair Items

Here are a few more items I made for the craft fair. Peppermint snowmen and stamped tea-lights. I also made the boxes for the tea-lights. I have two craft fairs I am working this weekend so hopefully my supply will go down.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Mini Me

Here is a basket of Frankenstein and Dracula Hershey Bar and Kit Kat Bar wrappers from the craft fair. It was very tempting not to reach over and eat one myself!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Don't You Hate When You Can't Remember!?!

During the craft fair I had some people ask if I sold Stampin' Up! Which I don't, but I must admit I have thought of it from time to time. So I started thinking what if I sold SU-what would I name my "team" if it ever got that far. I see so many team names on peoples blogs such as the Stars, the Queens etc. I couldn't think of anything. While I was dozing off lastnight something came to me in a dream that I really liked while I was dreaming. I couldn't remember it when I woke up.

Tonight I thought of Stampin' Cats since I have a little cat on my blog in memory of "Fattest Boy" a cat I owned once that was cute and loving but not the brightest cat in the bunch. Then tonight I was thinking about chocolate, since I stamp many projects including chocolate. Maybe I will have another dream.....

Monday, October 18, 2010

Big Stars at the Craft Fair

Here are the two biggest hits at the craft fair. I always make Frankie every Halloween. Dracula was new this year. They are filled with a dozen "eyeballs". I found the cutest truffles wrapped in fail that looked like eyeballs. I sold almost all of these. And now I have to make some more before my next craft fair on Saturday. I am hoping they will be a big hit again considering Saturday is also "Ghostport" day.

I had many mixed emotions at the craft fair. I mean, it's sort of sticking your neck out and sometimes it feels like if they don't like your work, then you aren't a good crafter. Which part of me knows that is completely silly to think that, but still.

The first people to come in came over asked my all kinds of questions. They knew I had used Stampin' Up! products, commented on how they had never thought to use some of the products the way I had. Did I go to Splitcoaststampers....on and on and on. And they didn't buy a thing :( Ok so in my heart I knew they were like me, collecting idea for later. Which I am glad they liked my things and they probably will case me.

Then a bunch of people came to my table to see my girlfriend who makes wire wrapped jewelry (totally awesome stuff she make with beach glass, wire & beads). And she made rings while the customers waited. She had people waiting in line for these rings! So she was selling rings like crazy, I had sold a photo of my mom's (she is a great photographer who has never had a photo class in her life and doesn't think her photos are good enough to sell-yeah right people were drooling over her photos) and at this point I had only sold one peppermint patty snowman. Woopdie doo.

Well a little later in the day my stuff was selling like crazy too. Not much of the Christmas items went, but lots of Halloween items. And in the end I was happy and proud of the things I made and sold.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

I'm So Excited

I'm excited that I am doing two craft fairs for the next two weekends! I am also so nervous. These will be the first craft fairs that I have done that aren't a school craft fair where I know most of the other crafters and people walking in. Our school fair is also a big social event.

One of them I feel very honored to be part of. Photos of my work had to go before a committee and I was selected! Now I am nervous because it wasn't something I originally planned on doing and it is before Halloween, so I am scrambling to get small Halloween items done as well. I am glad it is a three day weekend for me this weekend.

I also need to make more candle holders. Oh boy a busy weekend for me.

On a more personal note; my new job is finally at the point that I am not staying late every night, and I am not tired to the point of falling asleep as soon as I get home for the most part. I am hoping to enjoy more time with my family. My son has a track meet on Friday and dance starts for my darling daughter as well.

I am also trying to become more organized all the time to get all the things done that I want to do. It seems if I have the time I don't have the money. And if I have the money I don't have the time. (Isn't that so typical???)Until next time...