A Whorl Wind of Activity

I know that it has been a while since I posted anything to my blog.  I have not been neglecting you, well maybe just a little.  November and December were just a whorl wind of activity for me because I started my Xmas Craft events with 10 days straight.  The first event was at Thursday at BCIT, then 3 days (Fri-Sun) at Abbotsford Cristmas Craft Fair, then Simon Fraser Universitys Craft Fair (Mon-Fri) endng with my usual Saturday at the Abbotsford Farmers Market.  The weekend before this 10 day stretch I was at the Delbrook Rec Centre's Craft fair, and the week after the stretch I was at the Langley Craft Fair. 

Some of the events were more successful than others.  Simon Frasers week long event was my best seller and I sold more this year than last year.  I had some slow days but overall sold many of my newely created and not photographed beadwoven necklaces and bracelets.  Delbrook on the Sunday prior was also good as it was a very busy event.  I have been told that it was even better on the Sat.  I did not do so good at Abbotsford FM on the Sat so I guess I know where to go next year. 

It was my first time attending the Abbotsford Craft Fair, this one has been running for 30 years and I expected that it would have a lot more traffic that it did.  We were competing with the West Coast Show at the Tradex on the same weekend which had much more advertizing.  I did sell one of my beadwoven pieces on the last day which cover the cost of the table but not much else.

I am already doing my research for next year and have my applications in for the Delbrook Rec Centre, unfortunately they only give jewelry vendors one day out of the 4, but it is better than nothing.

I find with the current economy the valley areas do not have money to spend on impulse buying and let's face it jewelry no matter how attractive it is, is an impluse purchase. Vancouver and the North Shore still seem to have extra cashie money to spend so I think that this year I will target those markets and see if I can get into the Ambleside, Lonsdale Quay and Burnaby Farmers Markets.  I already have my application in to the Vancouver Farmers Market pre Jury so we will see how that goes.  Keep your fingers crossed for me.

Comments

You WERE a busy girl in December! And that is a gorgeous bracelet, the browns and golds with the hints of turquoise. Somehow looks like mink to me!

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