Last weekend was the Hodgepodge craft fair in my hometown. It was my second year at the fair. Last year, I was very pleased with my sales: I sold 5 purses. I signed up again this year, looking forward to it. I love the feel and spirit of the fair. I love meeting other artists and new people. It's fun to talk to people about my work, since I usually do all my sales online.
This year didn't work out so well. As I talked about in previous posts, I've been dealing with a lot of health issues. I had a hysterectomy this past Wednesday and came down with a fever the second day of Hodgepodge. My friends and family really came to my rescue and took care of my booth for me. My brother and his fiance ran the booth all day Saturday!
Unfortunately, I didn't sell one single purse! Blame it on the recession, my prices, the fair, whatever. All I know is that I cannot afford to continue with this fair. It makes me super sad because I love doing it. I was able to make a small profit with the jewelry I sold but that's just not enough. I think I'll just attend Hodgepodge as a customer next year and throw my business cards at people like ninja stars.
One new project I came up with was my price tags. I bought a digital collage sheet from The Old Design Shop on Etsy that featured vintage pastel library cards. I shrunk them in Photoshop and added the info on the tags in an American Typewriter font. Cute, no?
Well, the positive side of all this is that all the fantastic stuff I didn't sell is going in my Etsy shop! I'm very excited to show them off. : )