The earliest we could enter the mall to choose our booth space and start to set up was 7 am, and, since it was just down the street, I felt like it would be silly not to get there as early as possible. I'm glad that was my attitude, too since by the time we got there around 7:20 almost all the prime spots were already filled! Luckily I was able to snag one of the last good ones for my and my booth-buddy Melissa before they all filled up. I figured that was the least I could do since she told me about the fair, signed us up for a booth, brought chairs for us to sit in all day AND printed me up an amazing banner for my booth. She is magical.
|Me and Melissa. We're cool. You can tell because of our posture.|
There's a Christmas craft fair a few towns over at the beginning of next month and I think I'm gonna get a booth there. I'll make some more cereal box books and some Jell-o books for it to help round out the selection a little bit. Since they're smaller, the Jell-o books will be a little cheaper than the cereal box books so they might sell more. Plus, with Christmas that much closer hopefully people will be looking for gifts and be willing to pay a little more for things.
But, all in all, it was a success! I covered my costs (barely) and had a great time! Braeden was super supportive (surprising no one) and I couldn't have done it without him: I probably would have cried trying to get everything set and ready at least once, that's for sure. As it is I am dry-eyed and bushy tailed and excited to go out there and do it again!