Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Craft Fair Wrap-up

Well, this post is going to be picture heavy - so just be warned.  This weekend, Cindy and I participated in one of our local church's craft fairs. I think this is our 5th year and not one of most successful ones.  We sold 1/2 of what we did last year (dollar-wise) - but - we do this for fun (thankfully) - so, it is what it is!

Anyway - I wanted to show some of the items we sold and our set up.  Here we go!!
This is our entire set up. We 'purchase' a 6' set up, but luckily - in the room we've been in for two years - only three vendors can fit - so we all spread out. And, the classroom has that bookshelf that we've used for two years. SO LUCKY!!
Here is the card stand with my cards and our Christmas ornaments Cindy made.

These are lollipop candles
Here are large composition books and smaller notebooks with pens.

These are matchbook style post-it note holders and coloring books with pencils.
Here are mini comp books and flip-up notebooks. All with pens.

Nuggets tins, candy containers and dog-treat bags

 More post-it note holders, peppermint patty ornaments and cookie cutters
Wine tags and post-it note holders

Our bookshelf of goodies!
Mini paint cans with kisses & bucket treats
Acrylic frame  post-it note holders
Candy containers

And, what I thought would be our best sellers.......duct tape bags Cindy made!!
Look at these beauties!!!  We only sold 4 of these. I am STILL shocked!!
So, I guess next year we'll stick with what sold and work on other projects we 'think' people will buy. Every year it's different - so it's a guessing game!!

Thanks again to the friends, family and 'customers' supporting our 'craft'!!!
Maria & Cindy


Kathy Braun and Lucky said...

Oh my goodness, you have sure been busy, all of your things are great, must just be the economy this year, but I would think people would want these cute and unique items for the holidays and help cut the budget, know I do. Great set up!

Michelle said...

Excellent post! Thank you so much for sharing.
I agree with you about the duct tape purses. I've never seen any. I might have to do a google search :-)
I hope you MADE money and I hope you had fun while doing it.

Cheryl said...

Wow - you have some fabulous projects there! The displays look beautiful.

OK - gotta ask, what is a duct tape bag?

Theresa said...

All the crafts are beautiful and displayed so nice. I sure wish I could of shopped there.

jimlynn said...

Oh my!!!!!! You two gals have been as busy as a beaver!! And it's ALL just wonderful. Love those little bags too. So cute. It's like you said at a craft show though - what you think people will buy, they won't and vice-versa! Weird! Glad yall had a good time anyway - that's what it's all about.

Loretta said...

Wow, I never knew you guys made so many things. They are awesome! I had no idea you were at a fair, I def would have gone.

Harriet Skelly said...

I'm just catching up on my blog reading - I was selling my cards at a holiday craft fair also this weekend! You sure had a lot of awesome items to sell! I jut had cards and some gift tags. I did better this year than last year but I agree you never know what is going to sell well!

Carol said...

Your craft fair items are quite lovely! I am so sorry things didn't sell as well as you had hoped....must be the economy...definitely not due to the quality and style! Really like those doggie treat bags....are they fabric?

Thanks so much for visiting and commenting on my blog!

Alissa said...

I LOVE looking at all of your craft fair pictures. I wish you'd post even more. You guys are both so clever and talented. Thanks for sharing - it's really appreciated!

Elaine said...

Fabulous setup and projects! This is very inspiring! Thanks for sharing!

Gina said...

Wow, what a lot of work you guys have done. Your set up looks great and all those projects are fantastic!

Naturally Me Creations said...

What a cute (and pretty) collection of goodies! :)

CatWoman said...

It looks like you put a lot of work into your stuff. This year seems to be slow on crafts sales all over. Beautiful work. I have a sale at the end of this week and am at a loss for what might or might not sell. Wish me luck. :)

iiSwanSongii said...

Great items! I like the ducttape bags, I think they are unique! My observation of them though would have been to try and keep them more generic looking. By that I mean don't put hello kitty or symbols on them. I would think that your target market for these would have been teens or mothers for their teen girls and hello kitty wouldn't have appealed to that market. Sticking with the graphic print on the tape instead or an interesting mixture of colored tape, like solid body with another color handle, might have went better.

Jaclynn Marie said...

Your work is AWESOME!!! Such great ideas and the workmanship is gorgeous!! I'm curious about a couple of items.....the coloring books and crayons - do you have a close up picture of the details of these? Also-the long calendar acrylic note pad bases - what size is the frame and where did you get the calendars. I loved everything in your craft fair and the prices were very reasonable. Thanks for Sharing!!

Crafty Cre8tions said...

Hi Jaclynn,
If you send me an email (see top right hand corner of blog) I can answer your questions. I couldn't email you back and there's no link to your blog.

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