This past weekend I participated in our local Farmers Market, which was included with the Downtown Street Fair. I wasn't sure what to expect from this event.
If you go to an event to sell your crochet items you know how much work goes into making items and setting up your table. Over the last week my family and my daily routine were put on hold so that I could prepare for this sale.
I usually only do sales at Christmas time, but I thought since I had a few items already made that I would go enjoy a day Downtown and hopefully make some money.
It was a beautiful day, which brought lots of people Downtown. From what I have seen in the media it was a record turn out! Many people stopped by my table to look and only a few bought. If I evaluated my day based on sales, I would never do it again.
What made it a good day was the interaction I had with the people that stopped to look at my table. I proudly told them that everything at my table was my own unique designs. And the top selling item as always was the Madison Necklace.
An awesome moment was when I had my Genevieve Cowl on my display mannequin and someone came to to my table and said, "I pinned that on Pinterest!" It's not everyday that you meet the designer behind a Pinterest pin in your home town.
I spoke to many people about crochet classes, I received good ideas about new designs that I can create, and I was interviewed my the local paper (I will share the article once it is published).
Overall, other than the nasty sunburns that my daughter and I received it was a good day.
Would I do it again?
Probably not, here's why:
I love to create with yarn and I love living in Saskatchewan. This is where the two merge to become one.