Tuesday, July 23, 2019

I have been neglecting my blog recently.

Why?  I have been busy with this and that, mainly the Facebook shop.  I have to say it has been a success so far; BUT you never know how long that success will last, or when your next order will come in.

I booked a craft show at a parent and teachers evening in October.  It cost me $30 for the table........oh and you have to bring your own table....LOL  I figured $30 wasn't a lot of outlay and I am quite confident I will sell $30 worth of stuff to cover the cost.  However, who knows?  

If anyone has done craft shows, any do's and don't would be greatly appreciated.

I actually got a little bit of sewing done for me this week.  I made our grandson a bunny when he was born.  Then made two more ..............who can forget scary bunny!!  He has chewed that one to death, as it's a favourite!!  I made him another, along with one for the chiropodist's newborn and one for the grands cousin.  I am thinking about adding them to the shop?





I then made a couple of passport holders out of cork for dh and I.  I will be making more for the shop and selling those at $15 each.
Just finished another custom order today for an I-Pad/Tablet holder.  Lots of pockets in it and very sturdy.
Taking a class tomorrow on hand stitching quilts, which I have NO interest in, but I want to pick up some tips and tricks about the hand stitching, so I can incorporate that into my work I do in the shop.  Will be back with show and tell after the class!!  Have a good one........

10 comments:

Practical Parsimony said...

I supported myself doing craft shows for about ten or more years. I will do a post on my blog for it. I am surprised the school does not put up tables for everyone.

Chris said...

Well done, you! Keep up the good work.

angela said...

Oh yes. I think the bunnies would be great sellers.
Your being very busy and I know it will all go in the sale.
Good luck

Jackie said...

I would add the bunnies. Perhaps just a couple to start and then take orders on them.

God bless.

Jenn Jilks said...

They are adorable!
Good luck with the shop.

mamasmercantile said...

I am thrilled your craft sales are doing well, long may it last for you. Those bunnies are so cute and the perfect gift for a new baby.

T'Pol said...

Good luck with the craft show! I love the bunnies.

Patio Postcards said...

Yeah for you. Your creations are gorgeous. I think those bunnies are adorable.

Margie from Toronto said...

Love the passport holders - great idea!
Since it will be right before Halloween a few themed items might be a good idea...
As for tips - and I'm sure this wouldn't apply to you - when I wander around these types of show I often have questions but so many times I now find the seller engaged with their cellphone and they don't even look up at potential customers - as a consequence I just keep walking.

William Kendall said...

Cute bunnies. Have fun with the craft sale!