It was SO much fun. I loved talking with people and having them admire something I made with my own hands. I'm used to living in places where making crafts is just the thing to do, but here, everyone couldn't believe I could make things like that! They were even fascinated with the pom poms, which in San Diego were standard fare for any baby shower or party. (I love you little Iowa!) My booth and my products were very well received. I just wish I would have sold a little more!
The favorite items were the mary jane shoes and the tie and vest onesies. But my visitors pretty much fell into two categories:
1. Grandparents who didn't know if a girl or boy was on the way
My goal was to at least break even. And I actually made a profit. But the whole set up with one car, kids and a busy husband made it kind of a big ordeal. I couldn't have done it without Matt. He was so kind to let me do this fair. (The cleanliness of the house took a backseat while I prepared everything!) And he took his precious day off to help me set up my booth at 7 am, take the kids all day, and help me load up and take two trips home. He was great, didn't complain and was happy to help me. Setting up my booth with just the two of us was really fun. It was cute to watch him hang pom poms, adjust the tablecloth, cut ribbons, etc :) He had the idea to hang the onesies some forward, some backwards and it worked out great.
I would love to do it again....maybe next year! I had a blast, but I'm not sure the money is worth the hassle. I'm pretty sure I should stick to being a harpist. It's a much more efficient way to make money! I actually handed out a ton of my business cards for harp. I met three couples with children getting married, and made friends with the event planner for the University of Iowa. So maybe this little craft fair will open some doors to some gigs. I'm debating about opening an etsy shop to sell some of the things I have left over. If anything, I've got some darling baby gifts on hand!