In my previous life as a craft fair attendee, I did not appreciate how hard it is to be on the other side of the table (hmmmm....that sounds like a great title for a book!!). In my current life as a crafter, I have become increasingly picky about which fairs I participate in. I seem to attract bad weather and spent one memorable June Saturday standing in several inches of water, so I no longer do outdoor fairs. I prefer venues with large booths so I have room to spread out all of my stuff. And I love the fairs that provide help with unloading the car! I have met some amazing fellow artists and crafters at fairs and it is always fun to see who has come back year after year. I enjoy the camaraderie that develops as we share the joy of good sales and the tedium of the final hour.
My "featured" craft-artist/friend today is Barbara of Acorn Arts Studio, LLC (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Acorn-Arts-Studio-LLC-Gorham-Maine/608185209248348?sk=info). My booth was next to hers at the USM Craft Fair in Gorham (a fantastic fair, by the way) and we made an immediate connection. I look forward to many more craft fairs as her neighbor and I am enjoying the process of watching her business grow! Her work is beautiful, finely-crafted, and reasonably-priced. Check out her FB page - she also has an Etsy shop and welcomes custom orders!