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Winding up stuff for the craft sale--should be ready in time...

Winding up stuff for the craft sale--should be ready in time...

Old 10-06-2008, 02:27 AM
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I hope you sell all yor stuff. Would be nice for the holidays to have a littel extra cash.
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Old 10-06-2008, 03:20 AM
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Karla...you need to post a pic of everything you have to offer. I hope you do sell it all.
I have mine Nov 1 from 8-1. No, not very long, but oh well.......
There is also another I found out about that will be right down the street from me. Not sure if I will do that one or not, but that one gets ALOT of tourists, so it might be something to look into. I also don't know the date on that one.
I still have more to do, I don't think I have near as much as I think I should have.

MrsJ82.....check your local craft stores, community centers, schools, churches, etc. They should have the answers for you. I know in Hawaii, there are TONS at the schools starting in Nov and there are banners and flyers out everywhere for them. If there aren't any...why not find out about organizing one yourself?
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Old 10-06-2008, 04:10 AM
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Karla-I agree with Terri-you need to take a picture of everything you are selling to show us. I know you have been hard at work for months and I wish you success at the fair. Your work is fab, so you should do very well!
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Old 10-06-2008, 07:11 AM
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I wish you all kinds of luck on your first bazaar!!! I have a big one coming up at the end of month. Just finished our farmers market every weekend and now will set up my booth at the mall throughout the winter. And people were asking for Christmas stuff already. So have lots of things to do!!!
If you have any questions about setting up your booth and tables, please feel free to ask. I've been doing it every weekend for the last 7 years!!! And would be happy to help in anyway I can. Good luck!!
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Old 10-06-2008, 09:35 AM
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I do have a question tricia! I'll have one long table, so I thought I'd put the smaller stuff in front of me, and work out. I was wondering about price tags--I don't want something sticky, but don't really want a pin in everything either. What works?

I've posted photos of most everything as I go, but I'll see what I can do. :wink:

I hope it all goes!!
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Old 10-06-2008, 12:56 PM
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Hi! I do craft shows from May thru Dec. and love doing them. I do quilted purses, quilts of all sizes, and just started a line of quilted doggie coats =). I ended up still working on stuff thruout the summer. I thought I had enough, but had to restock when things sold. (Oh! How Awful!! LOL)
Anyway, decide where you want to do a show, check with chamber of commerces to find out dates, contact persons, costs per space, and if it is a juried show or not. (Juried just means you have to send 3 or 4 pics of your work, to make sure you're not buying to sell, and what quality of work you do.) Don't ever be afraid of juried shows. The turnout is soooo
much better, which means you sell soooo much more. You'll want to invest in a canopy/tent so you can stay out of rain/sun, which you can get at Lowes, Walmart, etc. for less than $100. Have a couple of folding tables, a chair for you to sit on, and go to it. One word of advice tho, don't take a book to read!!! That really turns people off. Take a project instead. If you have any other questions, you can e-mail me, ok? Have Fun :D Carol
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Old 10-06-2008, 06:33 PM
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Karla, I use tags that I made on the computer with all the info and prices on them and I use a small safety pin to put on the items. I've tried sticky price tags and they don't work. They end up falling off and sticking to other things....it was always a mess.
I did find that it was important to have everything priced in case you are helping someone else and can't answer another customer on how much it is. I know when I go to a store and there is no price on something, it makes me frustrated and I just put it back.
I also use baskets for my sets of coasters and potholders and put signs on them. Hope this helps. I hope all goes well and feel free to ask anything else!!!
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Old 10-06-2008, 06:37 PM
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Originally Posted by cbonagain
One word of advice tho, don't take a book to read!!! That really turns people off. Take a project instead. If you have any other questions, you can e-mail me, ok? Have Fun :D Carol

Oh, totally agree with Carol--reading a book does turn people off. I always have a project to work on and people always ask what I'm working on, which creates good conversation and then they always seem to buy!!!
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Karla,
I remember my craft sale days. Had aprons, sock monkeys, and the likes. Fun day ! Did this with my mom. She counted the money. Something I can not do ( ! ).
Fun days !
Good luck !!
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Good Luck and best wishes coming your way Karla.....
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