Hey there! I knew I was neglecting this blog while I prepared for my new crafting adventures... but didn't realize it had been that long since I last posted. Eek!
Anyways, several months ago I heard about a new store that was opening near my home that allowed vendors to rent booths to sell things at. Though the timing for me wasn't great (I go to school a couple thousand miles away), I couldn't resist my burning desire to look into it. I've wanted to explore this type of opportunity for quite some time, but nothing too promising had come up until now.
Lucky for me, my Mom also loves sewing and crafts and was willing to help me be a part of the booth while I'm away (restocking things, inventory, etc., etc.) She looked into the details of space rental, and talked the idea over with a couple of my other amazingly crafty relatives, and what do you know? We signed the lease!
I had only a couple of weeks between school & travel to build up enough stock for the grand opening, we all organized the booth and sat back to see how things would go. I have to say, I went into it expecting to lose money, but obviously was hoping for more.
Over the summer, I spent most of my free time making jewelry, going to rummage sales, repurposing furniture, and making other crafts so I could leave my mom with a nice amount of items to stock my section of the booth while I'm gone. It took a lot of time, but it was all fun :)
The booth is doing well, and we are all still very excited about it, so much so that we extended our lease! Can't wait to be closer to home so I can keep fresh with the crafting trends and not have to rely on my stockpile :)