Thursday, June 14, 2007
Amazing. That's the word I'd used to describe my experience at my last craft fair, Craftstravaganza. It was indoors in the Fine Arts Building on the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. A perfect venue! There were big windows of light in addition to the available spotlights. I had a table a little off the beaten path and I'm glad. The fair was so well organized and promoted that the attendance nearly tripled from the year before. There were 200 people in line waiting for the doors to open. It was elbow to elbow people the whole time.
The crowd and the vendors were so nice. Etsy was there, with Vanessa promoting and greeting. It was nice to put a real face to a name.
This was only my second craft fair and I consider it a great success. I more than doubled the money I made at my first one. I had made a LOT of mazes in different metals and sold every single one. Everyone "wow"ed about them. Made me feel good. One older woman pulled me to the side and said, "You're not a crafter. You're more of an artist." How sweet! If I learned anything, it's to bring more stock.