Saturday, October 16, 2010

Today's Festival

We survived today's craft fair! In fact, we did more than survive! We had fun!

Yesterday was a little stressful. We spent all day baking, which was fun, but making price tags and getting everything ready to go took quite a bit of time and I ended up in bed right around midnight.

We were on the road by 7:45 (15 minutes after our goal) and were set up by the time the festival began at 9. Mom and I managed to get things set up one our own, since Paul was down at school and Grumpa is visiting my sister's family in Texas.

Things started off slowly. I started to wonder if we were going to sell anything, and practically cheered when we finally sold one of tiny $3 breads! I started to hope that we'd just make the $25 booth fee back. But by afternoon things had really picked up and by the time we finished the day we'd sold over 40 loafs of bread, two rosaries, 3 bracelets, sacrifice beads, a scarf, two hats and eight ornaments! I hadn't really expected to sell any rosaries or sacrifice beads so I'm really excited! I'm definitely counting today as a success.

I'm just as excited about how well behaved Sadie was! She stayed in the booth for about half the time and played outside of it with Nani for the other half. And Maggie alternated between being worn in the Moby wrap, laying quietly on a quilt and sleeping in her bassinet. Here's a few pictures of our day!

Our Little Shop

The other side of our little shop

My rosaries and jewelry!

Bracelets, hats, scarves and ornaments!

Breads, muffins, and cookies!

The breads were tea bread, pumpkin raisin bread, pumpkin chocolate chip bread (my favorite!), banana bread and banana chocolate chip bread!

Now to get a little sleep!


  1. Congratulations on a successful craft fair!

    I love my Moby wrap! There were days that Bean spent most of the day in it--quite happily--and I can't wait for Bunny to get to use it!

  2. Congrats!

    Have you ever looked into making business cards? You can get some very inexpensively at I've gone to several craft fairs and picked up business cards from the vendors I liked, many had their own websites or Etsy sites listed.


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