Craft show virgin no more (a.k.a. “The aftermath”)
So, I’ve got good news and bad news.
The bad news
Although the craft show was a lot of fun and a great learning experience, I only sold two items. I was at one of the indoor booths, and people simply didn’t come inside. My understanding is that the outdoor vendors had a much better crowd. For their sake, I hope so!
The poor girl in the booth across from mine didn’t sell anything! I was very surprised, because her stuff was super adorable, and she even had some low-priced items. I thought for sure someone would nab one of her little zipper pouches or pin cushions. But alas, they did not. I even checked out her Etsy shop after I got home, and she’s sold almost 500 (!!!) items through Etsy. So obviously, her stuff is great. The indoor portion of the craft show just wasn’t the place to be on Sunday, unfortunately.
But fear not, for I am not discouraged! Fat Orange Cat will rear its crafty head at future shows! Even though I only sold two items, I still had a great time and the experience alone made it worthwhile. My sister helped me set up my booth and hung out with me the whole day, a bunch of friends stopped by to say hi, and I met some really talented fellow crafters and Etsy-ers. And the folks who put together the whole fair were just awesome. They were helpful, friendly and well-organized. They even handed out popsicles to all the vendors.
Because we all know that a popsicle-laden vendor is a happy vendor.
The good news
Low turnout + lots of leftover items = big Etsy update!!!
I posted the pink ricrac bib….
the blue ricrac bib…
and the camel pillow in The Boutique today.
I’ll be posting a few items a day until everything is up there, so check back often.