Tuesday, November 18, 2008

i survived

for the past week (well- i guess i should say the week before saturday) i have been busting my tail end trying to prepare for "personality". personality is our county's version of a street fair. fair food-yum, carnival rides, craft booths, awareness booths, live/local music, etc. we live in person county- just in case you were wondering where they got the name 'personality'... yeah i know...

anyways- i had a booth. but it wasn't until a week before personality that i knew i was going to have a booth. you see- i e-mailed them (the powers to be) about a month or so ago to get information about setting up a booth to sell my stuff... never heard back... didn't think much of it... then- on thursday, november 6th- hubby surprised me- he had taken it upon himself to call the chamber of commerce and find out about getting a booth space... the deadline was the 7th- so- after school on friday- hubby and i went and signed up! woohoo!

then it hit me- i didn't have enough crafts to bother with even entertaining the idea of a booth.... so i spent the whole weekend and week up until this past saturday making jewelry until i had blisters... hubby even jumped on board and made 4 bracelets!

i had fun- but i am glad my first is over... i just didn't have a clue where to start or how much to do....

the most interesting part of this adventure was dealing with the weather... you see- we were OUTSIDE! that would have been fine, since the temp was in the 60's... but the 20mph winds didn't help out so much! especially when you are trying to hold down a 10x10 tent.... it was RIDICULOUS!

i didn't make any money- but i did brake pretty even.... and i still have quite a bit to sell... so a profit is still a possibility... looking for unique Christmas gifts?!?
here are some pics for your pleasure...

hubby's bracelet that he designed himself... it sold... and then she asked for matching earrings!

a pic of hubby helping me total up the cost of all the jewelry so we could price it accordingly... he was so helpful!

3 comments:

Jessica said...

The jewelry looks great! Way to go! You're quite the entrepreneur (I probably spelled that wrong, which would be why I am NOT one). :)

Jessie said...

Your stuff looks great! I wish I could come up with an easy way to price things. That, I think, is the hardest part of showing. I never know what price to put on anything.
Glad you survived. Sorry about the wind...bummer.

erin blakley said...

Aw!!! I'm so proud of you! I wish I could've been there to shop and I love your name!!....not predictable at all ;) Miss you, girl...