Craft and Gift Market
I participated in a craft and gift market this past weekend, which was a fun experience.
I was pleasantly surprised at how well things went for my first time as a vendor! The organizer of the show found me on Etsy while she was looking for local makers in our area.
I was really happy with how my display turned out (a few things got cut off in this picture). I had lots of sales, and even sold out of a few designs, from pumpkin greeting cards to Christmas cards to nature specimen cards, all of which will still be available in my Etsy shop with a new batch of printing.
It was helpful to have my mom by my side for moral support since she’s so good at encouraging me to put myself out there more. She was also very good at going around to all the other vendors and asking about their handmade goods. I would love to be better at networking at the next event.
I got a lot of great feedback and learned a few things to improve my products and my display, so I’m hoping to try more art fairs and craft shows in the future.