|My friend Kim, who's a 31 Bags consultant. This was her first ever craft fair!|
Yesterday was the Summer Fun Craft Fair. The event was for a good cause, proceeds went to the Ronald McDonald House on Oahu. Of course our main objective at any craft fair is to make as much money as possible. But sometimes that doesn't always happen and that's okay. One of the things I really enjoy about doing craft fairs, is meeting all the different vendors. Craft fair vendors have a certain camaraderie that is special. We support each other, share tips, stories, experiences and wisdom with one another. Small business owners are awesome people, there are so many talented small business owners here on Maui.
|Maui Candle Company|
So sales weren't as I had hoped, BUT I snagged a booth space for Wailuku First Friday! There was a girl walking around talking to the vendors, asking if anyone was interested in a booth space for "First Friday" (this Friday). She didn't have to ask me twice! It was one of those "make a decision now" kind of decisions. I thought to myself, "I'm gonna go for it!". Pretty risky decision considering it's the first of the month and we just paid our rent. Looks like money will be tight this week and I'll have to be creative in the kitchen. But, I've been waiting over a year for an opportunity to try out First Friday, I just couldn't pass it up. After Friday, I'll know whether it's a good venue for us. I never know if a certain venue fits our niche until I try it out. This is how I learned that the Maui Swap Meet wasn't a venue for us.
|"Goodie Bags" made w/ recycled SPAM cans|
|My friend Lauren and her handmade jewelry|