Advent calendars! Hooray! Out of the 11 I made for the season, I have sold a total of 9 this year. So cool. A close second was the bike bands. If you are reading this and you didn't get a chance to buy this weekend, but you would LIKE to, please visit my etsy shop here. (If you're in the Fort, I am very happy to rendezvous with you in town to avoid shipping costs.)
Excellent things about this fair:
- I was in a good location for customer visibility and light!
- I had a cozy corner to set up a little table in, where I was able to work on a couple things to pass the time. Indeed, I designed my Christmas card for this year!
- My product fit in with the theme of the fair: fine & funky. Customers were hip, the kind of people who would go out Christmas shopping in Old Town Fort Collins (local) despite the fact that it had snowed 3 inches the night before and the temps were in the 20s-30s for the whole day. Other sellers were great too, selling lots of interesting and very original things. No knitted coat-hanger covers.
- I made a new friend in art! Jennifer owns Quay & Co, and she and I clearly have similar tastes! She made the cold and the slower moments bearable. Check out her excellent etsy shop! (I particularly heart her camera straps.)
Things that were tough:
- I was right next to the door, first booth, and please note the outside temperatures I mentioned above.
- For having stood in a cold location for 12 hours, I didn't profit quite as much as I would have liked. But, exposure is a big reason I was there, and I think lots more people know about me now. Nice!
Here's a photo of what was directly across from me (aka what I looked at all day), the art of William Pilch. His stuff is really dimensional and vibrant, and he is a character too.
Both evenings, we were serenaded with carols from some costumed carolers. Here they are in my booth, singing Noel.
This week: I plan to work on Christmas cards and a new toiletries bag... for MYSELF! (Amazing, I know.)