I don't know what it was like for most people to get started doing craft shows.... but it's exciting and scary all rolled into one for me! I don't typically feel shy (and sometimes I don't shut up, case and point: this blog) around people most of the time and when I know what I am doing, nerves are not an issue either.
However... I'm not sure I know what I am doing. The money part is not an issue, I can count well having been trained as a teller and vault cashier (Is money dirty, heck yeah, and it stinks) and I know how to manage plastic.
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The hardest part is the transit of the booth setup (er... just tables so far, no tent yet) that allows me to transport everything I need in a single load. It also must fit easily and quickly into a VW New Beetle... So I am crafting a display setup and have decided on a subdued color pallet of creamy white and soft celadon greens (♥ celadon). So far I have compiled an assortment of unique and decorative bordered picture frames, mostly from Value Village because frames are pricey (and I don't want to paint nice ones)! I plan to paint them a soft flat white and center them with batted (that's cushiony underneath) fabric over sturdy cardboard and cork. Then hopefully (if all that works) I can pin up some select pieces of jewelry.
I've also collected a selection of fabrics (also Value Village) that range from shower curtains to sheets to pillow cases to drape over the table and hide all the unmentionables.
So far, that is where I am. I also need to think about getting a smallish box that is open on the back side so I can stash my latte, calculator and other work necessities. It will be a riser from the front and a useful space from the back.
Time to find some paint!