After that last post I started thinking seriously about selling at craft fairs and conventions. I’m familiar with all the conventions in the area, but other than one in my neighborhood, I wasn’t all that familiar with what craft fairs are in the area. So I begin to research… and omg, there is a buttload. For the next month there is at least 1 every weekend, and some weekends there are 2.
There’s also several throughout the rest of the year (none as concentrated as the next month though – guess we’re big on harvest time. It would be the perfect time to sell some hats that could be used on Halloween…). So then I started thinking, why am I waiting until next year? There’s one on November 30th & December 1st with a low fee, and I figure it’s a good first fair. That’s plenty of time to make a good mix of cheap stuff that could be used as stocking suffers or impulse purchases, as well as more expensive stuff for gifts. So, assuming I get all the crap done I need to do in a timely manner (registering for it, registering to pay state taxes, etc.) that will probably the first craft fair I sell at.
So for the next month I will be going to several of those nearby craft fairs, partially because I like going to them, and partially to see how things are done. I’ve been all over forums about craft fair selling and youtubers that do it, but obviously it’s good to get a look at how things are locally. And hopefully, I will remember to take some pics and blog about them.
Also happening next month is that I decided I am definitely going to Ramencon! Yuji (my daughter) will be going with me. This will be her second convention, but the first she remembers as her first was when she was 3 weeks old ^_^ I’ll be bringing a little of my handmade stuff to the Swap Meet on Sunday, so if you’re local and want to get some of my stuff without shipping, that will be a good opportunity 🙂 So, if nothing else, I’ll be blogging about the stuff I make for us to wear to the con ^_^ So stay tuned for that!