I will be participating in the Stouffville Creek Retirement Christmas Craft Sale happening on November 1 from 9 am to 12:30 pm. I’m particularly excited about this one because it is the first craft show that I have been invited to! They saw my flags at the Stouffville Strawberry Festival and thought of me for their Christmas Craft Sale. OF COURSE I had to say yes because they made me feel like a celebrity and my big fat ego will take any and all compliments.
And exciting news for those of you who couldn’t make Apple Picking Day: Apples of Glasgow will be selling their apple cider! The ingredients of this cider are: apples from Apples of Glasgow. That’s it. I can’t oversell this cider because it is insanely delicious and not pumped up with glucose/fructose/etc! It would be worth coming to this show solely for the free samples of cider. I hope to see you there!
I’m really looking forward to this weekend at Uxbridge Art in the Park. I’m feeling a lot more comfortable with craft shows after getting through a couple of them. I’ve learned a lot from the past two craft shows which have lead to two changes: pricing and booth set up.
The pricing is now more inclusive to a variety of purse string tensities. Flags will be going for as little as $30 from now on!! Thanks to passers by who said “I wouldn’t pay 60 bucks for that” too loudly to their friends. Your words stung at the time but I’M TURNING LEMONS INTO LEMONADE OVER HERE.
As for my booth, I’ve spent my down time at other craft shows trying to decipher the psychology of how a customer can most effectively interact with a vendor’s products. I’ve come to the conclusion that, although I’m not standing directly in front of my products at craft shows, I stand in the plane of space before my products and that may cause people to hesitate to browse. I think I have found a way to rectify that without loosing the aesthetic I was trying to create originally. I’ll be sure to post pictures on Instagram of the new booth set up this weekend!