So last weekend, I participated in my first craft fair. It was a small craft fair and bake sale that my mother hosted at her home in Springfield, MO. I've never tried to sell any of my projects, so I thought this would be a good time to try to do that. I honestly wasn't sure how well it would turn out - this was the first one we've ever tried to host - but it was a lot of fun and I even sold a few things!
I was pretty proud of my custom tags.
I ended up selling that "home is where you are" canvas, the "Wine is Bottled Poetry" wooden plaque, a twine-wrapped bottle vase, a "Life Is Beautiful" wood-burned jewelry holder (not pictured), and a framed glass whiteboard scrapbook weekly calendar (also not pictured).
These tables are definitely my favorite pieces that I have. They're a nesting table set (also sold separately), and they are just charming!
My craft fair booth.
My business card (designed by my dear friend and graphic designer, Meg Haywood!)
I have to be honest - it felt pretty good to know that someone else out there valued my projects enough to pay money for them. It was encouraging at the very least!
Here are some pictures of other vendors' booths...
My friends Kendra and Kara. Kendra makes fabric bags/purses, dresses, clutches, pillows, etc... and Kara makes pendant jewelry.
My friend Brenna and her crafty business "Paisley Barn Originals". She makes a variety of things from sewn makeup bags and aprons to crocheted owl hats and framed jewelry holders.
Now for the baked goods side . . .
My sister Anna makes amazing specialty baked goods. She's currently in culinary school and learning all kinds of new things. Watch for her! Some day she's going to have her own bakery, or restaurant, or coffee shop, or something else amazing . . . she's extremely talented! (and beautiful!)
My friend Kaitlin makes homemade bread (on the left), my grandmother Jean makes yummy pies (in the middle), and our friend Lynn makes specialty breads as well as other baked goods (on the far right).
And last (but DEFINITELY not least), my mother makes homemade bread (including cranberry raisin pecan loaves!), dinner rolls, cinnamon rolls, and sticky buns. YUM! She started her own company called "The Bread Box". She grinds her own wheat and everything. It's the best bread you'll ever eat!
A couple of friends and I even went to a thrift store and an antique store at the end of the day to see if we could find any more treasures to transform. Reinvest!
My sister (right) and me (left) at an antique store at the end of the day.
Now I'm excited and getting ready for the next one I have at the end of this month. My friends and I are hosting one here in St. Joe, and we already have 23 vendors! I'm in the process of making new projects, and a custom sign for my booth (pictures of that to come!). Stay tuned!