Monday, November 05, 2007

On Craft Sales.

I'm sure other people have experienced this: you make something and then someone tells you, "You should really sell these." (or something to that effect) Generally speaking when someone says that to me, I can't sell what I created because it was knit or sewn using a copyrighted pattern and the commercial use would be, at best, questionable, but likely just clear infringement. I could do some sort of Time & Material Commission arrangement, but that's just too complicated.

However, lately I've been overzealous in my crafting with little painted doll ornaments and gnomes - creating more than I really could use or give away. So, when I was at my parent's last weekend I saw a sign looking for vendors for an upcoming craft sale, I had to at least give it a thought. This would likely be a small sale, very local in nature. But the entry fee is low, so I'm giving it serious consideration. Of course, this would give me less than 2 weeks to prepare, and I'm not even sure, as of now, if they are looking for more vendors. Furthermore, selling has really never been my thing. You know? I make things because I really like them and if others don't - I just don't really care. Maybe it's not a great attitude, but I'm not running a business. This is just a hobby.

So what are your thoughts on this. Do I go for it and take whatever I have and see how it goes with very low expectations? Do I wait until I have some time to plan in advance? All comments are very much appreciated...

3 comment(s). Tell me what you think!:

Wool Winder said...

I'm catching up on your blog after being out of town for the weekend and I'm excited to see that you're trying to post every day this month.

I think you're Halloween costumes turned out great!

How wonderful that your sister is learning to knit. You guys will have fun working on things together.

As for the craft show, go for it if you already have plenty of items ready. If you have to rush around making more stuff, it may not be worth it. Of course, I've never had a booth a craft show, so what do I know?

Anya said...

The fact that you're blogging about me makes me think you've put some serious thought into it. So I say, do it. I would, however, prepare yourself to either be fully wrapped up and taken over by or disappointed by the process. :) It's time consuming and tiring at times.

Becky in Iowa :O) said...

Shoot so long as you are enjoying making the stuff, why not give it a shot? They don't have to all be the same thing. If they don't sell well, you just have more gifts to give away later. Or more things to try and sell for a Preemie Project craft sale later.

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