Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Yulemart was a Blast!!

The holidays are such a busy season for us crafters and I finally have a few minutes to update you on my recent endeavors! What's consumed my life for the past 2 months or so? My first really big holiday craft fair! Yep, I took the big plunge and had a booth at the Yulemart right before Thanksgiving. I can't tell you how many all-nighters I pulled preparing for this thing and while it wasn't as profitable on the spot as I would have liked, the exposure has generated several custom orders. So, for any of you contemplating a big fair and not sure about profits, if you do custom orders you will probably see a return on your investment in the near term! The downside of being so sleep-deprived is my brain was just a tad numb during the fair which is why I don't have many pictures! I made good friends with some incredibly talented artists, like Tandra from Prim and Proper who inited me to sell some items in her shop! Along with providing motivation for new art, like the hand-colored and -glittered digital stamp tags, I have a sense of what the "popular" items were. Overall, this fair was a wonderful experience...I'm already planning for next year!

1 comment:

Elle said...

Congratulations! I'm glad it worked out so well for you! I haven't done a big fair like that before. I'm applying for a space at a craft fair for August of next year. Keep your fingers crossed for me and if you have any tips, be sure to shoot them my way! :)