I love craft fair season! It's nice to actually get out there and meet the people who intend to buy my stuff. I love talking to them and seeing there faces and watch them look through everything. I know there are a lot of people who don't like it when customers touch their products, but I love it. I like to watch them hold things up and see the expressions on their faces while they try to decide where they will put the stuff they are going to buy or how it's going to look in a certain book or room. It's so much fun!
I had my first one last weekend. One of my sorority sisters went with me and we had a really good time. It's live and learn though, that's for sure! This was my first outdoor show. I didn't take wind into account so my dispays kept falling over and we finally had to tie AND tape them to the table. We had a good laugh out of it though trying to figure out how to keep them up and anticipating when then breeze would be strong enough to knock things over. My grandfather is helping me fix them so that stuff like that won't keep happening.
I made some new little signs to place in front of the items so people will know what everything is since I constantly have people confusing me with a jeweler, which I am not. I also had to bring my own tables a tent and those were interesting to put up. My arms were hurting the next day from carrying them around and trying to push the tent up.
I also WAY overpacked. I thought that I would want to make some new things while I was there, but I couldn't decide which beads to bring, so I brought ALL of them. That was totally stupid. The weather was nice and there were lots of people and good music, so I had a great time just sitting and socializing. I have a scrabble tile project that I'm working on now that doesn't take up a lot of space so I'm going to just bring that from now.
My car was also a worry. I have an awesome 1975 dodge dart, but I didn't anticipate how heavy all my stuff was. I loaded it all in and after about 5 minutes it started to make funny squealing noises from all the weight. So, now that I've learned not to over pack, hopefully that won't happen again. Or I'll just have to borrow my mother in law's truck.
I have quite a few more dates coming up and I'm so thrilled!
So, if you are going to be in massachusetts area, you can find me in the following places on the following dates!
August 15-16 - Templetom Arts and Crafts Fair, Templeton, Ma
August 22 - Ashby Town Fair - Ashby Ma
Sept 12 - Spencer craft Fair (I think) Spencer, Ma
Sept 26-27 - Lunenburg Town Fair, Lunenburg, Ma
I would love to you all!