Yesterday was Claremont, CA annual Village Venture. It’s a fun craft fair with pumpkin carving contests, a costume parade and amazing food.
My mother-in-law asked me earlier this this year if I wanted to join her. She is a seasoned craft faire vendor and my Etsy shop wasn’t selling so I said, “okay, why not.”
Lately I have fallen in love with quilting. As you may have seen from my Instagram, I have made 7 quilts so far this year and 2 quilt tops that need to be quilted.
With working 40+ hours and being a mom of 2 young ones, I decided to spend what little time I had piecing fabrics together for my next quilt instead of doing macrame.
I’m not sure if I had more inventory if it would’ve helped.
I shared a tent with my mother-in-law and I had a small table with my macrame items for sale:
As you can see form the first photo we didn’t have the best spot…. We were the last booth on the least frequented street … out of 300 vendors.
My mother-in-law filed out the tent with all of her amazing and creative hand sewn and painted home decor and crafts:
After 3 hours of people stopping in and buying my mother-in-law’s creations and no one looking at mine, I decided, to call it.
We have 2 completely different customers and those shopping for sewn home decor is not the same that is going to buy a macrame wall hanging.
My mom was bringing my kids to the event soon so I began to pack up. I left a few larger macrame items in the tent I hopes someone might say, “my niece would like that.” My mom, sister, kids and I walked the fair, ate some food and bought some early Christmas presents for the kids. And that was that
I don’t regret going. Because I can tell you now, I am not a craft fair vendor kind of girl.
I still have TONS of macrame available to sell if you’re interested. Let know what you want:
Yes my booth was right next to the port-a-pottys
Custom bags that never got used