So for a few years now I've wanted to do a booth at the local Gardeners Market. Every year I think of stuff I should do bu it would be one large object or one small object and I didn't know how to mass produce. Well last Fall I got my first dose of a craft fair. I built about 12 garden benches and a mix match of granite candy boards. I did horrible. My benches were priced high and that was all I had so I only sold a couple. But I got a feel for the craft show crowd. Well I went through the winter thinking of waht else I should build. Alot of the peolpe at the show told me I'd do good at the farmers amrket beacuase nobody made stuff like me. Well as Spring got closer I started just building stuff. I like large things so I built some assorted coffee tables benches and stuff like that. Well I went to a meeting they have before the market starts to go over rules and stuff and I talk with a friend that has had a booth there for a while. I told him what I had and asked him if he thought I'd do good. He told me he thought I would sell my stuff but not fast enogh to make me coming every week worth wild. He told me I needed to make some simple small projects to get people in my booth to look at my larger objects. So I went home a little worried because I only had a week to make some small object that people would look at. So I do what everybody does I looked on Etsy and Pintrest. I saw many things of course but I wanted something that would really stick out. Well I saw this picture of someone who turned old flatware into hooks. Of course I thought of my wife and said thats it. So I made up an assortment of coat hooks with flatware hooks on them. Came up with a couple of other small ideas, stepp stools, apron hangers, and of course candy boards. Well i was as ready I could be. I showed up set up and put on my Hot Topic personality. My first day was a bomb. I only sold one item and it was a personal order. I went home disgruntled and down hearted. Well the next week came and I did about the same but a little better. So I needed something, I had to look to see what was selling. What I saw was jewlery was the hot item. Of couse it was girls love jewlery and they like unique jewlery. So I went back home to figure out what I could do fast and mass produce that girls would like. I came back to the flatware. So I looked up flatware jewlery and fould not only something simple but something that nobody else had. So I whipped out a couple handfulls of bracelets and went back. They were it, they were what got people in my tent. I sold almost everyone and got people to start buying my small objects as well. I've gotten better at getting people in my tent and I've gotten a pretty goood stream of people who have started orderinnf from me. So for a while I will problay just posting alot og the same thing but I will be posting.
This was my first day