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!!