Thinking about doing a craft show...

I learned yesterday that the church we are going decided sort of last minute to do a craft show during a local summer festival called Rapids River Days in Sauk Rapids, MN which is where the church is located. It is going to be $10.00 to rent a table, I think. I don't have all the details, yet. I'm supposed to get an email today about it. I really want to do it, but it will mean either trading Saturdays with someone at work, setting up halfway through, or getting someone to set up for me and watch my table until I can get there as I am scheduled to work that day. It is also only two weeks away, which means I need to get BUSY! I figure if I don't sell much there, I'm not out much, I may have met some people from the church who are interested in crafts (sine we don't know a lot of people there yet), and I can list things at Etsy. I got two pillowcase dresses almost done yesterday afternoon. I could have had one completely finished, but I didn't have the right color bias tape for the arms. :P The other one I wanted to work on more, but we ordered a pizza for dinner and I can't always hear the door (if they knock instead of ring) from my sewing room, so I had to put it on hold. By the time we got the pizza and ate and cleaned up, it was 8:30 and I still had three loads of laundry to fold and put away, so I just quit for the evening. I plan to do another pillowcase dress and then a couple of the reversible jumpers. I have the fabric for all of those on hand, so that will be good. The jumpers go together really quickly, too. Then I'll take along the shoe-bead-oos since none of them have sold yet, and maybe make a few more pairs of those, they are quick and easy to make. We'll see where we are at at that point and see what else I decide to make.

3 comments:

Roxanne said...

I think its a great idea Linda! If the cost is only $10, why not, right? Even if you only have time to get a handful of items made, you could still make more than the $10 it cost you and when their gone their gone! Plus maybe you could advertise for your etsy shop too!

Ashley and James said...

It's only $10, but I am secretly hoping to see more dresses on Etsy as well. : ) Keep us updated!

amandajean said...

Good luck, if you decide to do the show. That isn't much time. But deadlines are good. and the price per table is right.