Monday, November 9, 2009

My First Craft Fair

Well, I thought I'd update ya'll on how the craft fair went this past weekend. We had a lot of friends come out and support us and it was so fun to see you all. I went into it simply hoping I would cover my cost. It was really hard buying supplies ahead and not even knowing if anything would sell. However, I actually met my cost and made some money on top of it! The response was really good - my little charms seemed to be quite popular. Here's a few pictures of our booth.
My jewelry is on the right side of the picture. The sign along the back says "Baglady By Design" for Connie's business and on the left of the picture is our friend Wendy's little spot for her photography (she's awesome! check her out at
Here's the majority of my charms. I started out with 107 total. Some of those are displayed on various chains I had available. After all my orders were completed, I had only 30 left!

The pink page in the frame was my price sheet: $6 per charm and chains ranging from $6 - $12. Pretty affordable! The brown page in the silver frame listed a special: 4 charms for $20!

And this is the whole reason I even did this - the dearest, sweetest gal in the whole world - Connie! She has really inspired me to simply challenge myself and try my hand at creativity. She is so good at what she does and has so many ideas and dreams. I won't go into why I love her so much - that's for another post. We've been good friends since I moved to Oregon (I think 14 years ago) and she's never been out of my life. In the past 10 years, I could probably only count on two hands the number of days we haven't at least talked on the phone (maybe that's an exaggeration, but it's close!) We got to spend a whole day together and I think we had a pretty cute booth! Not too cluttered, but full of beautiful stuff! The day was great!


  1. Your booth looks adorable. And your prices are really good! I'm looking forward to seeing your charms in person!

  2. Wow your booth looked so great! Way to go to you and Connie! Wish I could have been there to see it in person! Love it! You two are great and so creative!

  3. Erin, I'm so proud of you to step out and take a chance with putting something that you have made out for everyone to see and enjoy!
    I'm glad this was a success for you!