Well there was tons and tons of people there... the weather was AWESOME could not have had a better day. A little windy some tents blew over, a lot of my paper crafts blew away without damage. I was in a perfect location right on the sidewalk where pretty much everyone had to pass me to get to the rest of the show, there was about 30 booths....
It cost me $40.00 to have a booth. I spent 3 weeks making lots of goodies, everything from cute blank note cards, Xmas cards, Halloween cards, Gift Tags in every flavor. Cute handmade scrapbook embellishments, paper posies, large flowers, cupcakes. I made gift card holders which by surprise were a hit. I had handmade journals with chipboard and binded them all up. My collage sheets and some atcs to show art. My magazines lots of other scrapbook or ART embellishments from K&Company..... 3 long 8 foot tables full to the max... I ran out of space so had to keep some stuff in the boxes until I had more room. I Also had some coasters I made and some really cute magnets. I had so much stuff. Everything was labeled and tagged and had pretty ribbon and bows wrapped around it.. its about presentation if its looks cute and pretty its more appealing tot he eye to buy... RIGHT??
Craft Show started at 9 am it started out HOT I made $35.00 before noon and WAS so excited wow can I keep selling? Guess what? NOPE! Not one sale after that. It sucked so bad I was so embarrassed people walk by me and roll their eyes, ask what is this and I say its a handmade scrapbook embellishments (with a huge grin so proud of myself I made these cute flowers) they say O I can buy these at Joann's... WHAT? No these are handmade by ME much better than Joann's and such. No thanks! How can people be so rude. I had one woman walk INTO my booth and look around and say to her darling husband "O more junk" UGH! I cringed trying to hold back myself from slapping her!!! I had posters up about handmade items come from the heart and are made with love. A cute banner I made and printed about PID and my etsy.
I had the worse weekend of my life! I was embarrassed, depressed all day got SEVERE sun burn ended up being sick from it and its peeling already from Saturday. It was just awful.... some do not understand handmade items I guess they just wanted to buy the china made that others buy and resell for 3 times as much. It ended at 6 I Called my husband at 5 please come and get me, I cannot stay here any longer. He came and felt so bad for me I cried about it Yes I know lame but I spent so much time on my goodies everything was handmade by moi minus a few stamps and K&Company