My First Craft Fair Experience

Wear something you made, one fiber artist told me on Friday night.  
You know that's kind of hard, but I wore my knitted fingerless gloves and a semi-felted 
red, black, and white flower in my hair.

was a wonderful opportunity.  Did I sell a whole lot and make tons of money?  Of course not!  But, I was glad to participate in a festival that made me feel I was in a non-threatening environment.  The crafters there were super kind.  I got lots of feedback, tips, compliments that I will put to use at the next craft fair experience.  In fairness I was participating in a pottery festival that had other types of craft forms there, but mostly potters.  And although it was well advertised, this is only the second year of the festival, and it rained...a lot...over the weekend.  But I still had a wonderful time.  I'm so glad to have done this and now my head continues to swim with ideas.  :-)

I have some photos to share, some I took when I went to the preview on Friday and some my cousin took with her cell phone so I could keep my word about showing pictures.

I am super, super thankful to have shared a booth with Erica of Erica L. King Designs (ELK Bags on Etsy).  We had a lot of items packed in that one space, but we made it!  Erica takes anything she finds and turns it into functional art.  Check out her shop.

Pictured above are some of Erica's creations.

My cousin helped me out a great deal!

Erica and me.

A close up of my table.

That's it for now!  Gotta get going on some orders.  :-)


  1. Congrats, looks like a lot of fun!

  2. I agree, what a great experience! :-)

  3. Sounds like you had fun and had great help from your cousin and Erica. I hope you give it another go next time. :)

  4. Sounds like you had a great time. One of my favorite things I love about doing shows is getting to meet and chat up other crafters. I think crafters are some of the friendliest people ever! So you didn't make wads of cash... this is your first show, and as you do more you'll be able to weed out ones that may not fit your product/audience. That's a hard lesson I learned, which is not to jump at every show and be able to suss out which ones will do well for me.
    Take care, and keep up the great work!

  5. That's great! Everything looks wonderful! I agree and glad you had that type of experience!

  6. Hooray for first craft fair experiences! My head is swimming with ideas for next year too :)
    Your set-up looks great and I love the idea of sharing a booth.
    I hope you've scheduled in some down time for yourself before the month is out.


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