Saturday was the big craft fair, which turned out to not be so “big”. It was a slow day for all the crafters, but a good experience and I am still going to continue my involvement in craft fairs. Set up started at 8:00 am and Anna Bartell was there on the dot to help me set up my booth and create a nice display. Thank you so much Anna! It was a very hot day and my hair quickly went up off my neck.
The craft fair officially started at 10:00 am, but my first sale was a 9:30. A candle pot and a large green pitcher was bought. It was a good start, but the day was slow. I tried not to feel discouraged, this was after all my first craft fair ever. I have more to look forward to in the year. I will say, I ended the day with a few sales and some good commissions, so it was worth it in the end. There was just a LOT of work and preparations for this day which I had hoped for a better outcome.
My favorite part about the day was having my family there and my Aunt and Uncle from Connecticut as well. It was great to be with everyone and enjoy a nice dinner together in downtown. After packing up everything and bringing it back home, I said my goodbyes…but only for the night. Andrew and I packed up our stuff and are enjoying this week off for vacation with my family up in Maine! It is a needed break for both of us. When I get back home I have commissions to tackle, fix my kiln, and get back to throwing. One of my commissions was dinnerware for 12! This is going to be a great week.