I know, I know. It has been a while since I posted anything on this site, but so much has been going on and honestly, time management is not my thing! Personally, I am pregnant with baby #4 and getting ready for its debut, starting my children with their homeschooling and keeping up with my crafting time. It has been quite juggle, but i was finally able to do my first craft show this summer! I had fun, didn’t make a ton of money, but learned a lot. I stressed over how much change to bring and how it should be divided (cash vs. change), how much product to have made and how to display it, making sure I had order forms and a receipt book, have bags to carry my shop items, and a ton of other stuff! At least now I have done it once and won’t be as crazy stressed the next time (I hope). Have any of you ever done a craft show? How did your first time go?
Unfortunately, it will be awhile until I can do another since the baby is due in a couple of months, but hopefully by next summer I can sign up for another. We’ll see! Maybe by then I’ll have a stronger fan base, or whatever and I’ll be able to sell more than 4 items. I have been excited to have several orders come into my shop the last few months in preparation for future Christmas gifts. I do love to sew and it’s nice to know people like what I make!
I would like some ideas for more “boy” oriented gift ideas for my shop if anyone has any. Most of what I think of to make seem to be geared mainly toward girls. Any ideas out there? Check out my shop and let me know what you think: