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Craft Fair

This year I did much better at the craft fair. I have 4 orders to fill, less product on hand, and hopefully several potential customers that will follow up after looking at my website.

I used my cute sample pots and since I couldn’t label the pots I made little signs that I taped the pots to. My little spatulas worked great except when one customer looked at the spatula and then dipped her finger in, twice. I was pretty pleased with myself that I didn’t react at all until after she left (I scooped the lotion out in that area). The only problem that came up was that I decided to use a lotion to sample that has never sold (so I never made more than the 1 oz tester), because I figured it’d still let people feel how the goat’s milk V2 would feel. Weeeellll….I have 3 orders for that lotion now. Lol. I didn’t want anyone waiting to sample if the others were in use. I have learned my lesson. *grin*

My shoe organizer worked amazingly well! I was able to put the scrubs in a few cubbies together, GM V2 and then GM V3 in separate sections, etc. I was even able to group by scent profiles too, so when someone preferred non-food it took only a few seconds to hand them several options to sniff. *happy dance*

I really thought that the A Cookie in the Wash soaps would sell great, like the Dessert Cake soaps, but only my mom ever bought any. Including orders to make I sold 9 Gumdrop Christmas Tree soaps though. *grin* I’m tickled! I sold several mechanic soaps too and then most of the glitter bars.

I started to lose my voice from talking about my products and giving tips to help with dry skin, plus I’m not suppose to be on my foot beyond an hour total, so this had me in near tears. I kept it together until we left though and think I came across pretty professional. That kind of makes my day. *grin*

I’m really proud too that set up was such a breeze. I spent more time facing product (straightening labels, etc) than the actual set up. Lol. The one bummer is that I didn’t get to use my Go Payment card reader. I’ve never had a customer pay with credit while in my presence, so I haven’t seen it in action. I know, I’m such a nerd to be disappointed to not see that, but hey, I’m honest on here. *grin*

Anyway, I’ll probably add some tidbits from the day tomorrow, but am beyond exhausted (you know that horrible not getting anything done but can’t sleep because I’m so tired bit of misery?), so I’m going to attempt to attach the pics and see if the kitten wants to snuggle. 🙂







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