Craft Vending


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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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9 comments:

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

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

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  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.

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  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 :)

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  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.

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  6. Libby,

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

    Have a nice day!

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

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

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  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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