Monday, October 13, 2008

Craft Fair was a BUST!!


Quick history on the Berry Bag-

I got a sewing machine for a Christmas Gift- Never used it (1yr), in the mail comes the extension of the warranty-Shit-I should probably open it.

I sign up for a beginner class and make a dress my daughter refuses to wear and basically rips off her body. I then find this great bag which I love and make for myself. It is popular with some friends so I make a few. Next thing you know I make and give away or sell about 15.

Now I decide to re-coop some money and hopefully make some so I find a small local craft fair and buy a table for $40. I figure I can sell 2 bags to make that back and maybe make a few $$$$.


Today was that day. I have been nervous about this for the last week. Am I good enough to be in a craft fair?? Do I have enough bags?? Will I be laughed out by real sewing folks??


The end result is I can hang-I guess. I am not better or worse than what I saw today. The bad news is you are only as successful as the success of the Fair. The fair people were also new to this and it was the first year they had organized one. There was just NO advertisement or signage. People coming in saw 1 sign and it was not very visible. I was too busy getting myself ready that I hadn't noticed the lack of news about it. While there people were getting antsy, I even started text messaging friends and family asking them to stop by or spread the word. The organizers finally got the message and added some more signs out front and a bunch of balloons but the damage was done. I mean isn't that why we pay them to organize???

All in all the turnout sucked and after all the stress, worry and midnight sewing I sold 1 bag.


Know anyone who needs a bag- I have about 35!!

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09/07/07 Main Street Mile 11:44
05/18/08 YPD 5k 52:57 17:05
06/14/08 Walpole Village 5K 35:27 11:26
06/21/08 Mashpee Fun Run 34:21 11:05
07/19/08 Mashpee Woodlands 36.49 11:52
08/10/08 Falmouth Road Race 1:29:31
08/25/08 Women Running Wild 35:40 11:30
10/25/08 Mashpee Firefighters 37:47 12:10
05/02/09 Cape Abilities 5K 34:59 11:17
05/17/09 YPD 5K 36:41 11:50
08/09/09 Falmouth Road Race 7mi 1:37
10/31/09 Mashpee Firefighters 5K 37:15 12:00
09/11/11 Main Street Mile 12:31
10/29/11 Screech to the Beach 5K 39.13 12:20
08/12/12 Falmouth Road Race 1:34:24 13:29
05/18/14 YPD 5k 44.25 14:17
06/1/14 June Jog 4mi 1:04 16:00
08/17/14 Falmouth Road Race 1:42:04 14:35
09/27/14 Girly Girl 5K 37:24 12:02
10/26/14 Pell Bridge Run 4mi 48:41 12:10
11/27/14 Turkey Trot in VA 5K 35:22 11:23
12/06/14 Jingle Jog 5K 34:42 11:11
03/29/15 Thomas Guinta Memorial 5K 34:14 11:03
04/19/15 St. Margaret's 5K 31:11 10:21
05/17/15 YPD Blues 5K 34:58 11:17
06/07/15 Newport 10 Miler 1:56:09 11:36
06/20/15 Mackenzie's 5K 33:55 10:54
08/17/14 Falmouth Road Race 1:33:51 13:24
10/31/15 Screech at the Beach 36:19 11:40