Sunday, December 20, 2009

Craft Fair Recap...

Well, another craft fair has come and gone. The North Haven Garden center hosted its Holiday Show on December 5th and 6th and the turnout was yet again sparse. We arrived Saturday morning at about 9:15 a.m. and got a spot right at the door. It was pretty chilly outdoors but because the fair was held inside the greenhouse we kept warm and cozy.

I set up my table rather quickly as I had arranged all of my items in packing containers the day before. With all of the rushing I didn't have time to make a banner for my table, so I made sure that every item had a Yarncoture tag with pricing/sizing information. One small table held all of my spa/kitchen related items as well as my daughters' famous keychains (to which they sold quite a few), while the larger table held my hats, scarves, shawls and other miscellaneous items.

I had a quite few new items that were on display that I had not yet listed in my Etsy Shop and to my surprise, I sold a couple of them! My new head mannequin "Helga II" made her debut and definitely helped me to sell a couple of hats, one of which was a custom order that I whipped up and sold the very next day!


My daughters were with me again and they were as usual the social butterflies that they are! They hit every table and sold about 7 keychains between them. It was a wonderful experience for them as future businesswomen!

Overall, this craft fair proved to be yet again another wonderful learning experience. I got loads of helpful pointers and tips from other attending sellers and met a few new friends! Some of the wonderful shops in attendance were:

Haster's Toffee
Enchanted Frog Soap

Natures Images Photography
Karma Crochet
Hats By Millinerium
Beautiful Crochet by Modest Ambition
Alicia Colina-Ashby Designs
EBRAUNNAGEL
Cut Out And Collect Designs
Three Yellow Starfish
Eye On The Sparrow Designs
Scentsy
The Pig And The Peacock
Yoga In The Pines
Fis For Frank
JMargot Jewelry Designs
Tefi Designs
and Emma Allison Designs (who by the way, made some gorgeous earrings for my daughters!)

A great time was had by all...here's to the next show!

3 comments:

Tourmaline2777 said...

I am glad to hear it was a success!

Stephanie said...

I hope your daughter enjoys the fabric ring I gave her.

YarnCoture said...

Stephanie, I'm sure she will!

Tormaline, thanks so much for stopping by!

~Yarn~

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