Last fall, my best friend and I embarked on a journey. We decided to do a craft booth at our local Santa's Workshop. This event is held in late November and is a craft/retail fair attended by approximately 5000 people.
We started sewing in October, which is way too late to start sewing for a craft fair. You should start in January! Anyway, we made some oven door towels like the pictures below:
We sold them for $12. I only sold two of them at the show. However, I sold 20 of them to co-workers and friends. I have also received additional orders for them after the show. In fact, I just got an order to do one for every holiday of the year.
I am now frantic searching for towels that will work for other seasons. Darn it, I have to shop online! I am also have a grand time, shopping for fabrics, lace, and buttons.
The moral of the story is:
1. Plan Ahead
2. Plan for the Unexpected
3. Always Plan!