I’m sitting on the couch during nap time, listening to a man chopping wood outside and cows mooing in the valley. For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been frantically sewing or knitting during every afternoon nap time, preparing for a big two-day festival and a chance to sell my handmade crafts. After all that work, it feels especially sweet to just sit here quietly!
I thought you might enjoy a few photos of the things I made. If you see anything that you’d like to buy, send me an email. I love to do custom orders, and I have a few weeks before the next craft fair rolls around…!
Here I am with my table before the second night of AutumnFest on base.
And here is the whole booth that I shared with my sweet friend Anna. You might remember her from my last craft fair where we shared a table together. At that time I was pregnant and due on January 30th… and now [get this] she is pregnant and due on January 30th! Lots of baby talk around our booth.
Below are a few photos of the things I made:
The event was a lot of fun, especially because I had Anna to talk to, and because several sweet friends stopped by and bought gifts for their children, friends, and babies! I do want to be honest, though: I didn’t sell nearly as much as I anticipated. My only craft fair experience before this was at a holiday fair, where people came specifically to buy gifts. This fair, meanwhile, was part of a larger autumn festival, and I could tell most people were just looking out of curiosity or admiration. Anna and I encouraged each other that at least we had gotten back into “the black” again by selling enough to make up for all that we spent on yarn, fabric, and buttons. With that attitude, we could just relax and enjoy ourselves. And we did! In fact I think my favorite time of the whole fair was late Saturday night when Anna, our friend Shannon, and I just sat and talked for a couple of hours, greeting customers and completing sales as they came, but otherwise just enjoying the evening and deepening friendships.
All right, now time to get cracking on a bunch of custom orders. The nip of fall in the air here makes me want to click away with my knitting needles all day long!