Sunday, April 20, 2008

Craft Fairs and a Wonderful Shop on Etsy

Wow it's incredible how I have little luck at craft fairs. Did one yesterday (after showering in the morning with pool water - see previous post) and hardly anybody came. It was at a small private school, their "spring fair". Really, I think it was simply a fundraiser for the school - at $25 per booth, 40 booths, the school made $1000, and I'm quite sure not a single booth sold more than a couple of items.

However, the head of the school, gave me work - she has an afghan that she needs to have finished. So I will finish it - so it wasn't a total loss.

So I came home to a sale on Etsy, and had one the previous evening. Here are the two items I sold this weekend:

I sold Caroline the little lamb to an incredible Etsy shop that I "discovered" the other day, because she was on the front page.

You have to check out her shop - Fantiny. And LOOK at this:

Is that amazing? I would like to point out that other people must have discovered her as well, cause she's made a lot of sales in the past few days! Yay!


Anonymous said...

Oh how adorable! I stopped to an art/craft show today and a woman was selling a similar item. Little felted girls with knitting needles and all sorts of felted minatures. She was selling like hotcakes! But nobody else was and this place was packed.
One soap maker was doing okay but the jewelry sellers(there were plenty) had a very slow day.
The felt lady had minature military bears holding teeny tiny flags and she sold out of them at $30 a pop. I talked to her a while and got her card. Convinced her to teach me how to do it.
We need to felt!!

maymomvt (or Sarah) said...

The vendors at our Waldorf school don't always do well either. I always feel badly--I'm not sure why this is the case because clearly all the attendees love handmade toys, etc. Yours are very sweet and I'll have to go check out your Etsy.

Alpaca Granny said...

Sara, I have totally given up on the craft fair thingys cause they have been so discouraging for me. Is an awful lot of work for a few sales! I only "do" the August Michigan Fiber Festival in Allegan and sell mostly fleece and roving there.

SavageBabble said...

I love this little lamb and it is on my wish list of things to get when I am wealthy!