Is it Saturday yet? I think I need another weekend because I 'm incredibly exhausted today! Mr. Designs by Vanessa and I (with help from my awesome parents) had a yard sale over the weekend and we FINALLY cleaned out our garage and unpacked every last box from our move (no we didn't just move...we have just been putting off unpacking). I didn't think it was possible but we can now park our cars inside of the garage with room to spare! I decided to do a little Designs by Vanessa craft fair test run at the yard sale and I'm glad I did because I learned a few things from this...
1. Do a test run of your display before the actual craft fair. I learned what I needed to make more of and how I could better present my designs. I also learned how to set up my tent (not an easy task when the instructions were missing).
2. Bring snacks, drinks, etc. with you so you rarely have to leave your booth. As much as he tries, Mr. Designs by Vanessa will never be able to explain the difference between a bicone and a rondelle (although I would like to witness that conversation) so it is important that I be there the majority of the time.
3. Bring supplies - pens, paper, tape, scissors, stapler, calculator, etc. Even if you don't think you will need it, just bring it!
4. Start an email list. I learned the importance of being able to network with customers after the event. I plan on having a notebook available at my next event for potential customers to leave their email addresses in so I can update them about future events/sales/etc.
What are your craft fair tips?