How to Prepare for Your First Craft Fair

10:49:00 PM

Today our library held a community craft fair/yard sale.

I was thinking about putting out a whole table of my up-cycled treasures from Homeroad Etsy. 

I've had never sold anything homemade face-to-face like that before and I was a little nervous.

I fretted about it for weeks and in the end I chickened out and decided to go with yard sale items instead.

But since I promised a friend I would try, I brought 4
handmade items just to see how they would sell.

And here they are...  
(recognize the chicken wire cloche?)

Well, to my great surprise... in 5 minutes, 3 were sold!
Before the fair even opened!

So I ran home and got more of my handmade projects!

For the rest of the day I talked up my shop, handed out my cards and sold almost everything!

So all in all it was a great day!

I learned to be brave and to put myself out there!
and oh yeah...
to wear sunscreen even if you don't think you'll need it!

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  1. I am so proud of you! It does take guts...AND YOU DID IT! Good for you! You have great stuff. I'm not surprised. :)

  2. I love all of your stuff!! I told my husband that when I get my craft room everything will be renewed!!


  4. Yay You, indeed, Susan! I'm so glad to hear that your fears were for nothing and your stuff was loved "in person" as well.

  5. Congrat. on selling your wares. Sounds like you had a great day. Love your goodies you took home. Wonderful. Have a great Sunday.

  6. Wow, that was a best day ever!!! Glad you had great sales and proud of you for going outside your comfort zone! Absolutely, wonderful finds! Wish I'd been there too!

  7. Congrats on your sales...good for you!! I love your Etsy shop so I am sure you would do good no matter where you set up to sell. Can't wait to see how your transform your finds!!

  8. Hi Susan,
    Thanks for your sweet comment about my sailboat.
    I love the things you came home with! I would love for you to share them again at 'Treasure Hunt Thursday' linky party. : )
    I know you were thrilled to sell so many of your items at the sale. I'm going to check out your shop right now.

  9. Congratulations on your yard sale! Love the things you bought as well especially the bottle in the basket and the lamp.

  10. Sounds great! I love the iron stand you found. So glad to hear you had a good sale.

  11. I absolutely love your blog! Seeing your handmade & lovely creations has helped to inspire me to start my own blog.

    It's just in the beginning stages, but I'd love some new visitors and comments. I am working on a format and getting things set up.

    If you're interested, visit me at

    Thanks & keep up the great work!

  12. It always is good when people appreciate your work. Congrats on the sale.

  13. What great finds! I love that mirror, in fact I'm looking for one now so I'm a little jealous. :)

    Thanks for linking up at the Weekend Warrior.


  14. WAY TO GO!! I can see I need to gather some "guts" myself. Congrats on the pay off of being brave...and on some great finds!!


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