H i Friends,
Yesterday was the big craft fair. It went pretty well despite a strong wind which threatened the displays. I did not reach my private goal but I came home determined to present a more professional front at the next show. I definitely need some good mirrors, better display racks, a plan for the table that I can use over and over, some printed bags and a banner. I had a competitor there who admittedly was part of a franchise. The company had really nice packaging-really cool product boxes and bags and a very professional display. The actual products weren't "real" (as in not real gold or silver) but it was faultlessly presented which is about half of the buying experience for a certain segment of the fair population as far as I can tell.
On the plus side, my sales were very good for the turnout, I liked my table and I got ALOT of positive feedback on my wares. It was very encouraging. Now I am determined to move ahead one little centimeter at a time. I get very frustrated at my lack of organization. It's time to get real. This is now a hobby for me as I have a full time job which prevents me from putting a full effort into it, but I think there might be something to build on. There is income to be had, a base to build, learning to be done, technique and record keeping to learn. Why not? It is only for my own pleasure and to offer something to the world that I made.
Someday it would be nice to support my retirement with this hobby. Thank you for reading dear followers. I appreciate your loyalty more than words can express.