Today I'll be selling my work at my first real craft fair. If you're in the Chicago area, it's at St. Gertrude Parish, 1401 W. Granville (between Broadway and Clark). It's today, Dec. 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and tomorrow, Dec. 9, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. In addition to crafts, there is a book sale, baked goods, concessions, raffles, white elephant sale and kids' Christmas crafts. Santa comes from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday and there's a pancake breakfast from 8:30-1:30 on Sunday.
I've been busy building my inventory (lots of purses, including some team ones: Chicago Bears and Packers!) plus some Christmas tree ornaments (out of felt) to have something at a lower price point. That's how I justified getting that white feather tree--to display the ornaments! (That, and a 40 percent coupon at Michaels.)
I've also done a lot for the display and "branding" with my Spiritual Knitter logo: signs, business cards, stickers for bags. I'll be sure to take a picture of my booth. I'm nervous that I won't sell anything and have set the goal of making $300. (The booth cost $50). But this is a fundraiser for my church so it's worth it no matter what. And it will be a learning experience. And, as I've read from many of you, whatever's left makes great Christmas gifts (and goes in the online shop!)