Monday, January 20, 2014
My First Craft Show
At the end of November (2013) last year, I attended my first craft sale as a vendor. In September of 2013, I was approached by someone on Etsy to join a craft show they were organizing. I thought I would give selling at a craft sale a try.
I didn’t plan to have my Etsy shop open before the end of 2013, but I opened in September. I decided to open my shop before everything was fully ready. I was still figuring out and learning things about my shop when I was invited to join the craft sale. But I figured I would give the sale a try and I hoped to gain more knowledge and see how the public responded to my products.
I went back and forth about whether I should write this post or not. The truth is the craft show was not a financial success for me so I was not sure if I was ready to share that or not. I didn’t want my shop or my first craft show to be a failure. But looking back on my first craft sale, I learned so much. I felt I needed to share my mistakes as well as what worked well for me.
Here are some photos from a practice set up for my show, which I set up in my office/studio…
Coming up, I’ll share my advice for getting ready your first craft show and sale, as well as what I will do differently for the next craft show I attend.