Craft Vending

If you recall, I mentioned that I was to be vending at an event last month.  Honestly, I did look forward to getting out there in the large crowd and vending away, but that's when I came down with the yuckies - the terrible cold/sinus/flu-like thingy.  And although I feel tons better than those days, I'm still trying to get rid of this cough.  So, vending outdoors in the winter-like chill for hours on end was not the best of things so I ended up being a "no-show."  Ouch!

I consoled myself by saying that as long as I could get enough orders to compensate for the booth fee I lost, it would be okay.  And wouldn't you know it, the moment I passed out some of my new business cards at work, I got some orders.  Enough to cover my booth fee.  So then, I didn't feel so bad.  Maybe next year with that event.

In that moment, I realized that paying for craft shows really isn't working for me this year.  My days are too crowded and my weekends too unpredictable right now.  So this year I decided to be content with trying to round up some custom orders.  So I made up a batch of flyers to go with the new business cards.  Some were distributed at local businesses; others given to friends to take to work.  We'll see what happens.

So, thankfully, during this time, I was able to vend with someone else at a local parade.  Made some sales/profit and received more feedback on my work.  And one thing I learned is this:  I need to make scarves for the little people.  One of the cutest little boys kept asking, "Do you have anything in my size?"  He wanted a scarf for a 3-year old.  Let's give him what he wants.  Shall we?

Making some hair jewelry while I wait

Happy Crafting,

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  1. I love your business cards! yes, kids love scarves!

  2. Oh dear, am really praying that you feel better asap. All those crochet goodies look amazing! Wishing many more orders your way!

  3. Hi Libby, I am glad you were able to make back your booth fee! The business cards are beautiful. That is such a great idea making child sized scarves!!! They need warm stuff too. :) All your goodies look warm and cozy.

  4. Love your business cards. They look great! I've never thought about making scarves for kids but I have noticed a lot of kids wearing them since it's cold now. That will be a cute project :)

  5. You look so cute there with your hat and your fingerless mitts. Great looking booth. That's a great idea to have business cards and flyers for custom orders.

  6. Libby,

    What a great idea!
    Try, invent, make your work different! - Nadja

    Have a nice day!

  7. you do such beautiful work! good luck!!

  8. I'm so happy for you that you were to make a few sales! I pray that you will make many, many more!

  9. Your new cards and crochets look so colorful .. Good luck .. keep goigng..
    I'm nominating you for the Liebster Award. Read more about it here:
    Liebster Blog award nomination


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