Friday, April 07, 2006

Bad News, and Other Miscellaneous Bits...

Well, if you've been following my blog, you know how I busted my butt to produce a pile of stuff for a craft fair being held in Florida, where my sisters manned a booth. Unfortunately, all my efforts seemed to have almost been for naught, as my stuff sold terribly!!! Of the twenty-something frames, twenty-something pixie sticks, and nine lambs, I only sold one lamb and three frames! Honestly, can you believe that??? I certainly didn't expect to sell out, but four items??? I made a little over $100. So after I take out the $50 to ship everything down there, half of a $25 table, and materials, I basically made nothing... Oh well, at least now I have a lot of inventory to try and sell. So, once I get things in order, I'll post what's available here with prices, so you readers can place your orders! In addition, one of my sisters will be opening a coffee shop soon, and she will try and sell the stuff there.

In other news, I received a lovely package from Lauren yesterday! A tube filled with wallpaper samples and other goodies- vintage book pages, a pink doily, vintage sheet music... Thank you so much, Lauren!!! There's lots in there that I will use, for sure- you did a great job picking things out!

Also, I have listed several art-related items on Ebay- collage ephemera, photobooth photos, clip art books, other vintage photos... If you're interested in supplementing your art supplies, take a look at my auctions!

LEDGER IS SOLD! To the lucky Tammie Moore!

8 comments:

Tammie Moore said...

Hi Corey, I would love to buy the ledger from you. I'm glad you got your computer up and running, I so look foward to your blog. LMK Creatively, Tammie Moore
http://myartsoulwings.typepad.com/my_art_soul_wings/

Tammie Moore said...

Oh Corey I am in Lake Elsinore California. Thanks Tammie

lauren said...

Oh you poor thing!! I feel so frustrated for you!! Corey, those frames of yours simply must be in a store!! Don't give up...something will pan out.
And I love love love your new collage!

lauren

Cassondra Walters said...

Hi Corey, chin up about the craft fair. I have found that most of the "popular" things at the craft shows are the knitted dolls with horrific plastic heads... I speak from experience. I too tried my hand with collage journals and handmade jewelry, several times, and eventually called it quits. I put my journals in my store and they sold like crazy. I just think people don't know what to do when they see actual "art" at a craft show... frustrating but don't give up hope... your work is creative and beautiful!!! Keep the faith! You find the right market and your things will go like hotcakes!!! :>)

Ulla said...

So sorry to hear about your show. I remember how devestating that felt when I was doing shows too. Just try not to take it personally... So many factors come to play. Time of year, history of show, location, sellers mood, day held... etc. Now, you have to have the courage to put all that aside, and move forward... I like to take the philosophy that it just means there is something better in store down the road...

delila said...

What a bummer :/ Hopefully you will sell all the pieces anyway!

Tracie Lyn Huskamp said...

Corey...

I would LOVE to purchase one or even a couple of your frames... please let me know which one are available... I would also like some of your pixie sticks.

Thanks so much,
Tracie Lyn Huskamp

Rosa said...

Don't fret Corey! Some craft shows aren't attended by folks looking for quality. I too tried my hand at selling some of my pysanky through a friend that did quite well at shows. I made some Christmas egg ornaments that were fabulous and unique. Out of 2 dozen, only a couple sold. I was devistated! To each their own, we have to remember!!

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