This past weekend, I was a vendor at a wonderful Artisan’s Fair held at a local organic farm called Coonamesset Farm in Falmouth MA. This Artisan’s Fair has been a November staple for many years and the foot traffic is incredible for this venue. After reading some of the posts on craft fairs, I found that most people were pretty great! Those that didn’t buy were very complimentary about my work… even a few woodworkers were there ohhing and aahing! that was the best compliment I could get. All in all I sold quite a bit… made myself a few $$ for more wood and toys/tools and spent 2 days meeting people. Several asked if they could come by my shop and look things over as they got closer to the holidays… seems mid-November is holiday season only to the big stores! Interestingly, one cannot predict what will sell from year to year. I thought my trays would fly off the table and only 1 sold. I wanted to make more lazy susans as I only had one and it is still in my possession. Boards and boxes always sell and my dipping boards all sold.
This picture is the “before” with everything out:
This is me looking happy… actually the sun was in my eyes!
This one was just before we left on Sunday afternoon. Notice how much has disappeared from my original display!
Looking forward to a few more sales this season as the holidays approach. I have 2 orders and who knows what else will pop up!
Woodworking is soooo much fun!
-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire