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Thread: craft sale--a bit disappointing

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    Well, that's behind me. Whew. Life will slow down and I can relax now. Below are photos of the set-up. I could have used two tables, so the drying rack worked well. Quilts need a lot of room for display! It bugged me how full it looked, so I finally took the lap quilts off the table and spread the pillowcases out more, and added some photos. I sold 5 bookmarks, 3 potholders, 2 pillowcases, 0 table runners--although they got a LOT of attention, 1 doll blanket, 1 table topper (fall log cabin one), 3 photos, and 3 books. That came to $175. So, it was a variety that sold. Prices weren't the issue--people just weren't buying. But, there were really fun folks on both side of me--soap on one side and jams on the other. :D And the other good news is if I do another show, I don't need to make a thing for it. It's too much to teach and prepare for such events. :?

    So, I'm not feeling I should machine shop right now, although hubby said to go ahead. I'd rather wait until more sells. I did sell $595 worth before the show--to some from this forum, and local folks who already knew about the stuff.



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    a few more angles.
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    I'm sorry it didn't go as well as you had hoped but look on the bright side you didn't get skunked. AND you didn't have grumpy lady just a couple tables down like Terri did. :)

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    I think it's the economy. Folks have to cover the basics first.

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    Sorry you were dissapointed, your work is beautiful!

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    Sorry all your hard work didn't sell more. I too believe people are scared - I know I am!!! Your stuff is all beautiful Karla.

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    Your tables looked so pretty. Definately try again.

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    You had some beautiful Items!! I'm sorry you didn't sell more! At least you got something. Maybe in the Spring things will be better. Also maybe in the meantime your friends and co-workers will know that you have great hand-made items and want to buy some for Christmas Gifts. I found I sold a lot of stuff that way too!!!

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    Everything looks so nice. Your tables were so colorful! It's too bad it didn't go as well as you had hoped, but like you said, you have inventory for the next sale...pressures off.

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    The economy is realy bad and it shows. Karla your stuff is gorgeous and I hope you try again.

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