Well I had a stall yesterday at a local craft fair. It’s been a while because of ill health and I was really looking forward to it! So what happened? The usual of course! Intermittant trickle of visitors admiring and in some cases buying – but usually only for the cheapest item I was selling. Not a lot of change from when I started a couple of years ago!
Yesterday I was selling my goddess/fairy/angel/chakra gifts and jewellery hoping to clear these out as I am now making handmade fabric creations using my sewing and knitting skills and it’s these I hope to start selling in the future. Will I ever make a profit from selling hand made goods? not by going to craft fairs I think….. I’d love to know if anyone has any tips or insights to make it more profitable. One thing I do love about these fairs though is meeting the other stall holders (usually!) and seeing all the amazing creations that are on offer. I think it’s this which keeps me going.
I’ve been doing a lot of reading of other blogs, facebook etc and craft publications as I love my sewing and knitting and crochet and it would be wonderful to turn it into a profitable business instead of hobby – if only to fund the purchase of more fabric or beautiful paper or wool! I have all of these in large quantities which I look at and stroke frequently…I just need the energy and health to make more things with them all!
You can see the sort of things I am now selling in my previous post here
So today I thought I’d add a link to the Handmade Harbour – after all – meeting other crafters and perusing their creations is my favourite thing!