So the craft fair was yesterday.
It was really fun 🙂 It was a great experience and it (and other random events this weekend) really made me want to start expanding the business side of my sewing. I had really good reactions to my stuff. People seemed to respond well to the things I liked the most, which makes me feel better about my taste. (I was having doubts.)
All in all, I made $70. Honestly, that’s better than I expected. I would have liked more, but things didn’t quite go as planned….
(Note: please take all following comments with the knowledge that I live in Southern California where it was almost 90° earlier this week and where we cannot handle rain or “cold.”)
I probably would have made more had I stuck around, but it started pouring around noon and it was already freezing (like 50º). As soon as it started raining, people started disappearing. I planned to stick around, but when the water started dripping through the tarp above my head, I called it quits and had my mom come rescue me.
I seriously don’t know how you people who live on the East Coast do it.
Anyway, I have a lot of stuff left over that I didn’t sell. I’ve had an Etsy shop for a while, but I’m just getting back into it.
I’ll be posting everything I didn’t sell on my Etsy shop in the next few days. I’ll also be posting some of my old dresses and projects and possibly a PDF pattern and tutorial or two.
In the next few days, I’d really like some feedback from you all about my listings, what projects from my blog you’d be possibly interested in buying, and what you think of me expanding my blog into a business in general.
I’ve been thinking about it and this is something I think I’m committed to doing. I don’t want to change much around here (I’m definitely not going to monetize my blog specifically or make it one of those obviously corporate ones); instead I’m going to focus on expanding into Etsy.
Until the end of March, you can get 15% off a ($10 or more) purchase in my store with the coupon code: FORMYBLOGGERS. I’d love it if you checked out my store 🙂
So, what do you think about this step in my sewing future?