My second craft show of the winter season was held on the north-end of the City of Spokane at Mead Senior H.S.
The show is held every November as a benefit to the school’s band program. Although I personally have not attended the school, I’ve always been impressed with the emphasis they put into their music programs (rumor has it you have to actually AUDITION to get into the choir!) Having more than one of the small high schools I attended be of the sports-is-all-important kind (I suck at all things athletic in nature), I think it’s refreshing to have a school whose support lies elsewhere too.
Mead Craft Fair Booth
Although I have attended the this particular craft show a couple of times as a buyer, this was my first time there as a seller. In the previous years my visits introduced me to some awesome craft booths and some great gifts for Christmas (and myself). I did not hesitate to sign up for this show once I finally got the contract information. (It took me forever to figure out who to contact, one would think it was top secret info!) Two days for $50 sounded like a great deal to me, so I took it.
Hair accessories Display
I have to say that the show was pretty slow, as was my last one as SCC
, but I did slightly better in sales. And even though the second day, Sunday, was very, veryyyyyy slowwwwww: it was worth it for the handful of sales I received. Overall I left satisfied and plan on attending it again next year. The volunteers were really nice and helpful. Plus, students went around taking coffee and tea orders, so when I was stuck by myself from time to time and couldn’t leave – I could still get something to drink!
The sellers in the booth next to me (also selling jewelry), however, were not at all pleased. I think on Sunday they sold only 1 pair of earrings, and I’m not sure how much (or little) they sold on Saturday either. Hopefully enough to pay for their booth space but I was afraid to ask. I could understand why they were feeling pretty grumpy about the situation.
Firestarters and Heat Packs
I do feel bad for my mother-in-law, though. She was somewhat sharing my booth with me this time and took a table for her heat packs and fire starters. She did not sell a single one (and the adorable fire starters were only 75 cents a piece!) She’ll be sharing my booth with me again this coming Saturday at Loon Lake
. I really hope she’ll do better this time around. Even if she only ends up selling ONE item, that is better than coming away thinking your product is unsellable! She’ll be allowed to sell edible goodies at this next one though, and I can only imagine they will vanish when hungry persons see how delicious they look.
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