Sunday, November 30, 2014

craft fairs, yay or nay?

Well, I gave the Christmas craft fair here a try. I did so much better than any fair I participated in back home!
After that, I'm not sure if I should try out a market or attempt to sell on Etsy? Or do a combination of both?
What do you like to shop for at craft fairs/markets?
I love to see fashionable jewelry and purses. I WILL be attempting more of the lovely Swoon purse designs, just need to catch up some bills here before I can get the supplies.
I've said it before, Pinterest is my addiction,  so many many ideas and projects. If you see something you're too scared to try, ask me and I'll attempt to make it.
Thanks for reading

Monday, November 17, 2014

a change of scenery

Yes I know I apologize, I've been very quiet for the past year
Last year I was working 2 jobs, 7 days a week, while trying to work on sewing stuff at home. Got me tired...Now we're living in Quesnel, BC. My other half had an opportunity to help run a roofing company.
I have to say I'm quite homesick, we've been here almost 4 months. I have a full time job outside the home, which hardly pays my bills. Not much job opportunity here in this small town except for the mills. I really want to make sewing & creating my job, but I can't seem to sell all this product. Wish I knew what I was doing wrong, or what else I should be doing to get it out there. I have my facebook fanpage, participate in craft fairs, and I have friends that recommend me for orders. Anyone else have some tips on what I should be doing.
I've recently discovered a wonderful purse designer, Alicia @ Swoon. I've ordered four of the patterns, downloaded all her free ones. So far all I've been able to get done is the free Ethel pattern. She was very cute, I wouldn't mind making her again. Just wish I had extra spedning money so I could get a few supplies to try out the other purses.

Say hello to Ethel, my first Swoon purse

I've got a few craft fairs the end of this month, I think I'll do pretty good up here, small community and apparently lots of people are into handmade as there aren't many "good" stores besides Walmart (heh heh even that made me want to cry the first time I went in!!)
Ok, well thats all I can think of the write for now, so much has happened over the past year, its hard to know where to begin