Wednesday, October 8, 2008

I spent this last weekend with my booth at a craft show-slash-flea market. It was a very nice flea market really, all the antiques were very nice and there was jewelry and home decor. There was really only one or two booths with just junk.
However, business was really slow and I only sold one item, not even enough to pay for my booth. I'm kinda bummed about that, BUT, it was a good learning experience and I had a lot of fun.

I learned that:
  • Being away from home for three days in a row is just too much for my family. My primary responsibility is and should be at home with my family. Even though the girls were in the booth with me on Friday and home with Daddy on Saturday and for two whole hours on Sunday, it was just too much for them, and so we were all stressed and cranky by the time it was over. That's most important thing I learned. I think I'll wait a couple of years before I try this again.
  • I actually had a display that looked really good! I've done craft shows in the past, and my booth has looked fine, but this time it looked really good!
  • I miss having co-workers. There were two ladies there with booths on either side of me that were just so much fun! I spent most of the weekend laughing!
  • And lastly, paper clips do not make good display hangers.

1 comment:

  1. Amen to the shows taking too much time away from your family! I've done several bridal shows and by the end I am poor from not booking any shoots and tired and cranky...and then I go home to find the house and the kids in complete disarray. Besides, Clint is should sew and create because you love to sew and create...not because you HAVE to!