Monday, November 28, 2011
What to take?
This Saturday I'm doing my last arts and crafts show (for the year) INSIDE the County Courthouse in Lampasas. The space will be very limited, without the normal "booth" arrangment because many vendors are stationed along both sides of the wide hallway, along benches within the actual courtroom, and wherever else they can stash us. Of course, I have no idea where I'll be! Therefore, I know I won't have room for all my items. So, with this in mind, what do I take?
I sold more doll clothes for 18” dolls than anything else in the last arts and crafts show. They are going for sure.
Anyway, I'd like to offer my lovely aprons because stores like Dillard’s, Macy's, Sur La Table, Pier 1, Williams-Sonoma, Walmart, etc. only sell imported aprons. My prices are comparable ~ within range ~ and I’m always hoping more people will support Made in the USA – especially Handmade in Texas, by me!
Maybe this demographic area isn't the right market place for aprons... but I thoroughly enjoy creating them, so will continue!
I also have small priced items, perfect for stocking stuffers, that I don’t list in my ArtFire shop. I love it when children come into my “booth” and are able to buy something for mom or granny. Seeing their faces light up with the empowerment it brings them to buy on their own warms my heart. I must make room for these items, indeed!
Then there are my bags/totes
and beaded bookmarks
and Christian Prayer Beads
and the books I’ve written…
Nope, can’t take them all.
What are your thoughts? How would you decide?