As promised, I am letting you know how the market went last Friday... Well, lets say it was a learning experience.
My daughter had a great time though!
Sorry for the picture, it does not do the table justice, as I had a crochet rainbow banner hanging along the edge of it, and purple playsilk on the other end and way more items than what is shown. But this is the only picture I took.
I am glad I did it for the experience, and it gave me ideas of what I should add to my table as props to make for a nicer display, but lets be honest, it did not go so well.
Not many people stopped at my table. And I figured out why. It was the wrong place to be. You see, our farmers market is small, and most of the people who come to it for shopping mostly come to buy produce and baked goods it seems. I sold only one item, so at least it paid for the cost of the table, but I am not despairing!
I've been considering opening a shop on Etsy for a while now, I just have to figure out all of the shipping before I can do that though. So for now, I am going to set up an album on my Facebook page with what is for sale and the prices. I will do that throughout the week. I am also going to try to get a table at one of the various Christmas Craft fairs around here. They are much busier than our farmer's market ever is.
So that's the news for now.
If any of you have a shop on Etsy and have any pointers for me as far as figuring out prices for your items and shipping, or anything else you think might help me, I'd love to know. Your help/advice would be greatly appreciated! You can e-mail me at sunshine-mama (at) live (dot) ca or leave a comment here. Either way, I always read everything you write to me :)
Have a great week everyone!