Saturday, March 19, 2011

Something Big

In my post about New Things I've done lately I purposely left one out.  Maybe because I hadn't done it yet, maybe because I still wasn't sure I would.  But now I'm ready to share...

I'm going to sell my crafts at a real, live craft show!

Yep, I'm a bit scared about it!  But really, what's the worst that can happen?  I sell nothing (though that seems highly unlikely, I'm sure I have a friend or two who would drop by and take pity on me) or I sell everything and am left with an empty table 2 hours into the show.  Neither are horrible situations to be in.  I've told myself to suck it up and take the plunge.

So why did I decide to do a craft show?  One of my goals this year was to re-open my Etsy shop.  Since I love crafting it seemed to make sense to sell a few things on the side and make a little money from my hobby.  Only I can't get really motivated to do the whole Etsy thing.  There are photos to take (and they better be good!), descriptions to write, postage to figure out, labels to create and all that time sitting in front of a screen listing your items.  And no deadline to do it by.  I'm the kind of person who really needs a deadline to get motivated for, otherwise it's a lot of "some day" going on.  So a craft show sounded like a good idea: make a bunch of stuff by a certain date and spend time setting up and managing the table rather then in front of the computer & camera.  Yep, sounds like a good idea in theory, stay tuned to hear how the reality turns out!

The show is April 30 so between now and then I'd better kick my crafting into high gear so I have enough stock to fill my 8 x 10 space. 

If you happen to be in the area I'd love for you to come by and say hi!  Here's the flyer with show details:


  1. Sounds exciting! I was really nervous about my first craft show, but now I love doing them. I love being able to interact with people who love handmade as much as I do. I'd recommend you check out some of the groups devoted to booth set up on Flickr, when you get ready to think about how you're going to display everything. Good luck! :)

  2. Thanks for the tip, I'll have to take a look!

  3. Can't wait to hear about it. What a great idea--I'm still in the "someday" category, so I can live vicariously through you!

  4. This is so exciting! I'm really hoping to be in Guelph that weekend to check it out.

  5. omg i feel the EXACT SAME WAY about etsy! i'm just so overwhelmed by the entire etsy process, and really can't be bothered. hah maybe someday..
    thanks for stopping by my star tutorial - i hope you get a chance to try them out! they are pretty easy once you get started!
    good luck at your craft show!