I did it.
Finally did my first craft fair.
I lucked out and got my feet wet at a local cafe. Here are some images of my fair setups from the last two weeks.
My first ever craft fair:
It was a great experience and met some wonderful kind people. Can’t wait to come back with more designs and products next time. I’ve been invited to return on Oct. 15. Main lesson: my daughters’ patience only lasts for 2-3 hours.
My first downtown craft fair
I was able to produce a lot more stock in the week in between the two craft fairs. I also squeezed in a custom gift order in between the events. Not much sleep but super glad for the feedback and love I received from downtown Toronto. Got some great ideas and new directions to explore. Thanks Toronto – I will come back with more art and requested designs. Love the support and advice from the other vendors. Main lesson – don’t panic about stock the night before. Just sleep and accept what you have ready is great enough. I’d love to hear any lessons you’ve learned from your craft fairs/show experience.
I have one more art workshop this coming Friday at PechaKucha to launch Culture Days, Sep. 30 at Markham Village Library. Don’t forget to stop by the Varley Art Gallery and try your hand at the various fun workshops we have every hour from 10:30 to 4:30. Will share pics next Monday.