Sunday, July 26, 2009

It has been done!

This past Friday and Saturday was the Watermelon Festival. It was hot!!!!! As is to be expected in July in my area, that is why I chose to have an interior space. Only problem was that most people did not know there was such a space, so I did not get as much exposure to customers. I ended up not even breaking even. It is not what I wanted but, I will not let it affect my progress. I have come a long way and I now have a lot of very nice items that are going up for sale in my etsy store over the next few weeks. I did sell a few things, and I had a lot of people looking and wanting to buy things, but very few actual sales. One of the saddest things was when a little girl came up to my booth and was looking at a hair clip. She wanted her mother to buy it and her mother said no, then the girl proceeded to throw a fit. I would have gave it to her, but once she started acting out like that, there was no way I could do that. I don't want to reward that kind of behavior. All in all, it was a learning experience and a reminder for me to keep moving forward! Oh yeah and in this picture, you can see I am nursing my son. I had him with me the entire time. It was a juggling act to say the least.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Busy, busy, busy

The festival is fast approaching. I have been working seemingly non-stop. Gluing, sealing, sewing, and crocheting. I am so busy that this is the only thing I can write. After I finish more items, I will write more about how I made them and put up pictures.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Watermelon Purse

Since I am planning on having a booth at the Watermelon Festival this year, I thought I would do some items with a watermelon theme. I used to make a lot of crocheted purses as gifts for people a few years back. I thought, "Hey why not make a watermelon purse?" So that's what I did yesterday and today. Here I show you the first watermelon purse. It may change slightly, but overall I really like it. I think my customers will like it too. Let me know what you think.