There's no doubt about it, even when you just want to do a tinsy winsy little craft fair, just one, its a load of work. Tables, display features, filling the submission forms, getting the web sites updated, making a new web site... lots of work. Hopefully this year, teaming up with In Bloom will prove a winning combination for me this year. Last year in Lake Geneva it was a bust, mainly because there weren't any customers and the ones that were there only wanted to spend $5 on anything. Seriously.
I need to say this for artists and craftsmen everywhere: our work takes time and we put lots of love into it. Wanting to only pay $5 for original work is really... well you fill in the adjective. Materials alone often cost that much. So for all you lovelies coming to fairs or wanting to purchase oh say a custom made ballgown (see Laura Meyer's beauties), please take the time to evaluate the work behind that purchase. I think you'll agree that original clothing and accessories are worth every penny. :-)
I just can't help it! I love to make toddler and baby items. From the craft fairs I've attended, I am a rare bird. I don't understand why folks don't like to make this stuff. Its fun and doesn't take forever to make. Not to mention, the sky is the limit in terms of colors and design ideas. Its really the cat's meow! :-)
This little cutie can be found on Ravelry. (imagine that!) Here is the link:
Crochet lover. Ghost hunter. Avid chocolate eater. Kitties welcome. Maker of all things art.