So, the Snowflake Gala was yesterday. After one month of intense preparation and hard work, I sold….one hat. And bartered with a jewelry vendor for another hat. Needless to say, I am disappointed and a bit soured on the idea of doing something like this again.
On a positive note, I spent some awesome time with Deb and met a lot of nice people, most of whom said I have lovely things.m I made two new friends, Patsy and Sandy, who were both other vendors at the show. I even got to encourage a beginner knitter in her endeavors in learning more.
Sitting here and writing this is like opening up sore wound. I am down and out. All that hard work feels so wasted and I’m left with a lot of unsold knitted items, a lot of things I purchased in preparation for the event, and a whole lot of glumness.
I’m not sure if I would participate as a vendor in the Snowflake Gala again. I will exhibit work there, but I won’t sell anything like this. People simply aren’t there at the event to purchase work. They are there for the performances, and the vendors are just as a diversion on the breaks.
I might consider doing a regular craft show, but my enthusiasm about the idea is definitely dulled. Profits from the one hat I did sell? That went toward a delicious Chinese dinner with Deb after the event. At least I got fed.
I’m going to post one photo from the event, and that is a closeup of one of my displays so I can show what I did have to offer. I’m just that soured on the whole event to show more.