Wow. After a few busy weeks of preparation, the Maternal Creations Arts&Craft show was this past weekend. My very first craft fair, my first time selling my gear anywhere off of the internet and my first time away from Keilyn for a lengthy period of time on day 2.
The whole thing was quite the experience. I went in just looking to learn a little and hoping to sell just one wool cover. I met my goal, a wool cover was sold, as well as a few other things. My felted wool balls did especially well. One woman snatched up 6 in a variety of colours. I've learned a lot about craft shows, what local parents are looking for and gained a few tips from other crafters (ie: create a blog *wink*). I've met some wonderful crafty mama's, though I did not really get to connect with them as well as I'd hoped. There is always online!
(A few shots of my table. You can see Jess' cards next to the adorable matryoshka dolls by Little Red Caboose on the right. On the left you see one of the adorable pairs of baby socks knit by my other neighbor. Did anyone catch her web address? I lost it!)
I regret not budgeting in some money to spend on the beautiful crafts at the fair. I think Corbin may have been into the silk streamers, crowns, play slings. Keilyn could have used her own special quilt, footies, yet another hat, or a "buddha baby" t-shirt :P Luckily, I can always try contacting these mamas again, as they are local. Hooray for buying local! I was, however, gifted one of those sweet matryoshka ornaments. She is beautiful, and currently dangling off my refrigerator where I can see her all the time.
I can't wait until next year, I am so stoked up to try again. Thank you to Lehe for putting together such an amazing event!