Sunday, December 5, 2010
The crowd at the craft bazaar was non-existent. There was hardly anybody shopping - I only sold 6 books which did cover the cost of the table and the cookies I bought at the bake sale and the hamburger I bought at the little cafe....but it didn't cover the other artsy things I purchased for gifts! Craft bazaars can be a double edged sword - we do it to make money....but if we spend more than we make, is it worth it? I think the answer is YES! I had fun.
The elderly lady in the booth next to me had several items she had either crocheted or cross-stitched. I loved these little snowflakes. They are each about 2-3" in diameter. She was selling them for $1.50 each which I thought was a bargain. So I bought 13 - one for each of my female co-workers. We do a small gift exchange with all the ladies at work and it is always something small; a votive candle, candy cane, small ornament, bookmark, or even just a card. I'm going to attach a ribbon to each one and slip them into cards for my small gift to the others.
By the way - I don't think Tupperware, self-protection stun guns, brand name jewelry, etc should be allowed at CRAFT bazaars. I think all the vendors should be selling crafts, not merchandise they're retailing. Just my humble opinion. I had all four of the above within a few booths of me. In one way, it works to my benefit because I've got something to sell that is personal, but I think if you get too much of that stuff, people don't come because it's no different than shopping at a mall.
Posted by PAK ART at 8:59 AM