Tuesday, November 17, 2009

You Win Some, You Lose Some

The craft show I went to at our local mall did not go as planned at all. I was supposed to be there Friday through Sunday over 9 hours each day (except Sunday). I did not have a sitter for Milo until about 5 for Friday and Saturday so I had to bring him with me. When I arrived to set up I saw where I was located, def not the best place especially for what I was selling. I sold $3 Friday and left an hour early, I had some other people come up to me and say they also sold less than $10 and one guy wasn't even coming back because it wasn't worth his time. I also found out that in the past years they had all the crafters grouped together, that was not the case this year, we were scattered throughout the whole mall. I went back on Saturday with very little hope and packed up an hour after being there, no one was even looking at my stuff. This discouraged me greatly but I guess you win some and you lose some. I have a fashion market in two weeks that I am very very excited for and I did get a lot whipped out last week so I have twice as much inventory as I did before (with more to come). All in all I'm going to take it as a learning experiance, I did just jump right in when I should have found out how much advertising they did and how they had done in the past years. I will def not be going back to that craft show.
Good news, I brought Milos car bed upstairs and he's finally in a big boy bed (and doing good!). His bookshelf is up there (not all his books but it's a start) and everything is organized finally. I also made some curtains here's a little view of it. Don't mind the wall we're still working on it and I want to sand everything down before painting so it won't look clumpy.
I'm also working on some clothes this week as long as I keep with it and Milo cooperates.

1 comment:

  1. Yeah, it sucks the mall was such a bust. Take it as a learning experience, your right. I didnt even here about it, and it probably would have helped if all the crafers were grouped together.. Then again, I dont think our mall attracts many people who like the 'handmade' kinda thing, ya know?