|My table at my first craft show--after some things sold.|
I feel that I have a decent amount of stock--I've been pretty busily crocheting various items lately--of course, there are a few more things that I'd like to make. I have slowly been going back through everything to make sure there aren't loose threads anywhere, nothing is bent or smudged, etc. I want everything to be perfect!
I am (hopefully) borrowing a table(s) from my in-laws. I still am having trouble coming up with a (super cheap and good looking) way to utilize vertical space. Luckily, I do have an indoor space reserved, so I don't need to worry about tents, tarps, and such.
I've put together a plan for business cards. I am also making price tags and signage this week. So far I do not have a big sign with my name on it--a common blunder according to Chris--so I should work on that. (Maybe another project for the Sizzix?) I did add my info to the back of many of my note cards this time, something I didn't do last time. I was looking at bags on ebay--I thought a cutely decorated bag could be a nice touch--but wow, ones that can be decorated are expensive! I don't think that I am ready to make that kind of financial commitment.
EVERYTHING THAT I AM MISSING
I've been scouring the internet for applicable tips and helpful information. I am sure that there are things that I am overlooking and these are potential pitfalls. Keeping that in mind, here are some questions for you:
Have you participated as a vendor in a craft fair? How was your experience? Do you have any tips that you'd like to share with a newbie? What did you wish you knew ahead of time? If you had to be there by yourself how did you manage basic human needs (i.e., eating without being rude to potential customers and restroom breaks)? As a customer, what where things that drew you to a particular booth? What were things that turned you away?
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