November 22, 2009

My Second Craft Fair

So many have asked how my craft fair went last week, and I honestly was waiting until this Saturday's craft fair was over so I could report on both of them at the same time. This is the table of my premade scrapbooks -- what I was really hoping would sell.
This table held my cards, mini chipboard books, tags and other assorted odds and ends.

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The first week the craft fair was held in a large high school. Attendance was good. I thought at the time I did fairly well, selling two scrapbooks but a good number of mini albums and vintage greeting cards and ornaments.
The second craft fair which was yesterday was here in a smaller grammar school. I figured I wouldn't do so well as I did the previous week, but I was pleasantly surprised. I ended up selling nine scrapbooks. I also sold more mini albums and a lot of tags. I guess you never know.
One confession: At yesterday's fair I didn't sell anything for almost two hours. That is a very disconcerting feeling. You start to think the whole day may be like that. But then within the course of just one hour I sold seven scrapbooks. Like I said, you just never know.

15 comments:

Suzanne C said...

Glad to hear they went fairly well! I can't believe you created all those lovely scrapbooks, they look like such beautiful masterpieces.

nise said...

Congrats on selling your art and giving others the chance to enjoy the beauty of your work. Hope that they're lining up at your tables for more if you decide to do it next year.

chelemom said...

So glad it went well!!!Now you've got a bit of money for Christmas! : )

Sue McGettigan said...

Congratulations Louise, that's wonderful! Your tables look great, lots of treasures out there - you did a LOT of work!

ScrappyPam said...

Glad it went well! Your table looks wonderful!

Jacqueline said...

Your table arrangement looks so enticing! So happy to hear that you sold quite alot of scrapbooks!! You must have sold some of your cards too - they look a great deal for 2 dollars seeing all the work that goes into them!
Thanks for sharing!

Jann said...

Thanks for sharing the photos, Louise--and I'm so glad things picked up--your art is beautiful!

Barb said...

Hi Louise,
Oh, I'm so happy you had a good sales day!! Ü I zoomed in on the photo showing all your wonderful goodies! The little "joy" blocks/boxes? are adorable!
Would you please e-mail me your snail mail address? Sadly, I have misplaced it. :( Thanks,
Barb in Texas

kathy said...

SO glad your shows were a success -- Having done them for 10 years (not now tho ) YOu start to understand your customer base -- and get feedback on what they are looking for . YOur things are so beautifully made -- The "MAin " thing i figured out -- with all those years is you can never really figure it out lol -- except -- TO do what you love and get your product out there !! kathy - ga Kathy - ga ♥

JeanFB said...

Glad to hear the fairs went well!! Your tables look gorgeous... so many yummy papercrafts! I don't know how you can part with those scrapbooks at any price... it takes me FOREVER to do a scrapbook page, LOL!!

Nancy said...

Congrats on your Craft Fair success! Thanks for sharing, it gives me inspiration and motivation to do the same.

Kris Dickinson said...

So glad both fairs went well Louise! Thanks for sharing pics of your tables too...love to see what you do! -Kris

Sarit said...

Great albums Louise, I loved your Etzy albums too:)
Check out MyTreasureBox.com, I'd love to hear your opinion.

Sue Abbott said...

What a fantastic spread of hand crafted goodies on your table, glad you did well. I have just had a quick browse of your blog and found it very inspiring. I am loolkinfg forward to following and hopefully getting involved in a few challenges. x

Lyneen said...

Congrats on your success... Your scrap books look great. I have checked them out on ETSY also... I am so glad both fairs were good... and yes you never know!