Happy Monday ! Today I wanted to talk about my progress and my plan of attack for my first 2019 craft fair. I am both excited and nervous. I scheduled how I plan to get prepared for the fair and I wanted to share that with you. Do you have a fair you’re working towards that’s coming up? How do you prepare for them? Please share in the comments below I need all the help I can get!
Since I am less than 3 weeks to the show, I really need to look at my inventory list and see where I am and where I want to be. The fair is at a weird time, because it will still be cold out, but it won’t be spring time yet. So I want to have a variety of items available in order to accommodate the seasons. I have clutches that I made in past shows and market bags (I will be creating the patterns for these and posting them as well so stay tuned). And I will continue with my knitwear of scarves, hats and other accessories.
To get all my items done and made, I created a schedule of what I want to have done and when. For example this week I want to finish 2 scarves, and all the hats that I plan to showcase. I think If I get that done I will feel in a much better place than I do right now as I’m writing this.
Thinking Outside The Box
I also think that I am going to work on creating pattern kits and class offerings during the show. Because people may not buy cold weather accessories anymore, but they sure can learn to create them! So what I might do is have some samples out there and create kits that I can sell with the pattern and all supplies included. It’s lofty, but something I want to try and continue on my site as well. The logic behind this is that most of my audience already knows how to knit and crochet, and if they don’t then I can teach them. But in that case, they might not want to buy finished products. I have a feeling that the crowd at this craft fair will be interested in creating rather than buying. If I plan for both, then I should be covered.