Sunday, November 9, 2008

My First Christmas Craft Fair of the 2008 Season

Saturday and Sunday was my first Christmas Craft Fair of the season.....It was at a Highschool that is 140 kilometers away. It is their only fundraiser for the year and it had about 130 vendors....they only thing not sold there was food as the Band members sold it for the Band. This was my second year at this one. Last year was 3 days but this year only 2. I sold as much in the 2 as the 3 last year!

I met some great people - both vendors and buyers. I also recieved a few custom orders. There were a few things that I ran out of...aprons for adults and children and placemats for everyday use...people want me to take to my next show which is next weekend!

My first customer bought almost enough to pay for my table rental..started the weekend off great. You will see the wallhanging she purchased in my last picture.

Hubby made me the new display racks and they worked great....certainly showed my items much better.

I also purchased a few gifts while for hubby's boss, one for my sister and one for my grandson.

I have a friend/coworker that lives in the area so stayed with her instead of travelling. We had a nice evening catching up as she transferred to another center and no longer works out of mine.

I will need to spend some time in the sewing room this week to get ready for the 2 I have next week end.

I have one on Friday from 9 - 2 that is sponsored by my worksite that donates the table rentals to the local Foodbank then from 4-9 I go to the 3rd one that is at another school that uses the table rentals as funds for the playground equipment...last year they added to the playground equipment for children with disablilities! It will also run all day Saturday...this is my most successful one. There is alot of community and school support.

Wonderful Quotes to live by!

"Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I will not forget you."

~ William Arthur Ward