...My Reindeer Marketplace experience has come and gone! I'll have to admit that participating in a craft fair for the very first time was a bit stressful. I just didn't know what to expect. It's so hard knowing how much merchandise is needed, or exactly how to price items. I decided to just go with my gut and try to price these scarves so they would SELL - and not have to come back home with me.
Interacting with all the customers was interesting - I just tried to make the whole experience as much fun as possible. I think I sold a little more than half of what I had which isn't bad at all. I learned some things, and can't say that I won't do it again next year. I know that if I do decide to go it again I'll start production by the end of August and not be stressed with last minute preparation.
I think the fact that I focused on only one product genre helped my sales, but making all these scarves within the last three weeks did get rather boring. Thought I'd post a picture of my humble booth since ya'll have had to read about this for several weeks. Uploaded through Picasa this time so I hope I'll have no further picture posting problems.
I am such a one-track minded person that I have not had time to focus on garment sewing AT ALL during this process. Now, finally, I can get back to the type of sewing that I love so much - sewing for myself...