I am thinking about going to a couple of craft shows in November and December as a vendor, so I am making things to get ready for it. Since I live in an RV, I have to make small things so I will have room to store them. In my previous life I used to go to craft shows to sell my stuff, but I made things like soap and bath salts that were heavy. I just don’t have anywhere to keep stuff like that anymore in quantities large enough to make it worth my while to go to the shows with.
Way back then, I made teddy bears and hobby horses, appliqued dish towels, and a couple of other things, too. I thought about making some teddy bears, but when I took out my pattern, I was missing a piece of it. Can’t make a teddy with no head now can we?
I love doing the shows–you meet so many people, other crafters, and it’s just fun. And sometimes you sell something!
I also love decorating the tables and setting up an attractive display. Sometimes it can be challenging. Things have changed since the late 90’s when I was doing the craft show circuit. Back then, I could only take cash payments. I am thinking now, I could take my laptop with me and I could take payments through Paypal over the internet, like instant money!
So, today while I was thinking about what to make, I came up with several ideas for things. First, ever since I lost my manicure kit, I have been trying to develop a little zipper one, not too big, but big enough to hold all the manicure tools plus a couple bottles of nail polish. This is the first attempt:
While this one is pretty, it is not functional–the tools fall out the open sides. So, today, I designed a different one, that has a zipper closure, and has little pockets inside to hold everything. It is even big enough to hold a couple bottles of nail polish:
I just need to adjust my pattern to make it a little bit bigger on all sides, like maybe 1/4 inch, so that the tools will fit better.
I am also going to make some more of those little zipper bags:
And some more business card wallets:
So, I think I have a lot of sewing ahead of me in the weeks to come. What else can I make that would be 1. small, 2. lightweight, and 3. would sell well??????