Monday, December 3, 2012

I love Craft Fairs!

The craft fair was so much fun!

 
My little table turned out nice and I had lovely neighbors, most of whom were doing their first craft fair too. I went in not knowing what would sell, how many people would turn out, how the whole experience would be,  and how I would do...but I had hopes. I feel like like those hopes were exceeded! I met so many wonderful people- customers and vendors alike. It was great to get feedback on my artwork and display.
The most wonderful part was hearing why people were buying any particular item. A woman bought one of my sketchbooks because she LOVES to make lists and wanted one place to keep them. I am crazy about making lists! I love to plan something just to make the lists! It made me happy to know the sketchbook would be a list keeper for someone!
A young woman stopped by and purchased several cards to send to her boyfriend, a Marine being deployed overseas soon. I love the idea of this heart card carrying romantic messages to her man.

 
I had so much fun making the cards and was glad that people seemed to enjoy them.


 
One of my dolls also found a home with a wonderful woman. There is something extra special about the dolls. Once I paint on a tiny face and give them a personality they become more than a "thing". I am always so happy when a doll goes to live with a new friend.
 
I am already looking into next year and what craft fairs I may do!
 
Thank you everyone for the well wishes and luck! xo



10 comments:

MrCachet said...

WTG! It's always nice to see an artist do well when they're doing a FIRST!

Abby / Linda said...

sounds like you learned a lot and had a blast!

Sue said...

Glad you had a good time:)

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Yeah! Love the story of the gal sending cards to her boyfriend overseas.....your dolls are wonderful and have so much personality...You look so cute behind your table! xox

Penny said...

Thanks for showing us pictures! So happy for you. I know exactly what you mean about selling a doll. They develop personality while you have them.

craftattack said...

Glad it went so well! Hugs, Valerie

Karen Isaacson said...

congrats on a successful fair. supercute picture of you at the table.

Jenny said...

I'm so glad you had such a great experience. I've done a few very small fairs and I love the way it feels when someone connects with something I made. It is a bit magical, isn't it? Congrats!

Jill Eudaly said...

Sounds like you were a hit! not that we are all suprised. Thats for sharing, it helps others get brave and step out into the world too.

Barbara said...

Yay, you, Katie! Well done, and congratulations! Now go off and start making your next inventory, I'm going to check your etsy shop too!