Is apparently not upon us.
Sarah and I had a blast yesterday, together with my friends Eden, Laura, and Kim, as well as Sebastian and Truman. We worked all day at crafting, making bonnets galore out of vintage fabrics and measuring tape ribbons, and tiny log cabin quilt patches attached to onesies and t-shirts. Sarah made fabric eggs and bacon that rock, and mei tei slings with horsies and glam dots on them. Kim made luscious balls of handspun yarn in orange creamsicle and candy cane colors. All of this work was for fun, sure, but also because we had a table at Crafty Wonderland today.
Let's just say it was a slow crowd. We sold 2 bonnets over the 5 hours we were there and Not. One. Other. Item. Meanwhile, it was all I could do to force myself not to buy about four times that value of stuff from other vendors. I stuck to my guns and left with my $40 gross intact. But what a bunch of work! Whew.
We're actually hoping to do it again next month, just to see if it's different. Neither of us have done a craft fair before and we had a great time. We're just hoping it'll pay for itself next time. We heard from other vendors that these things can be a lot more lucrative, and it seems other artists there had a slow day today too. No one seems to understand the ebbs and flows much.
[The beautiful photo above is by Sarah.]