Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Things I learned from the craft fair

So, like I mentioned, I attended the Puces POP craft fair. Also, I mentioned already, it was my first craft fair. (Ok, I'll try to stop repeating myself) I wrote about it here.

Now it's time to recap the things I learned.

1) make sure you have plenty of time to prepare. Start early. I found out about being accepted to the fair about 5 weeks before (from which I was out of town a week). However, I didn't have too many things ready. (First fair, didn't actually believe I would get accepted) This should be an ongoing project, since I plan on taking part again.

2) think about the display. And then re-think. I did try the display at home. I had ideas, but more ideas never hurt (Flickr's a great source for more). I learned that I need some height to my table set up.

3) Clear list of prices. I had a few price lists, which worked out nicely. However, I should've added a separate price tag per product. Adding the individual price on the section of the display where the products were would've helped a lot.

4) description what I make. I was there the whole time, talking to people about what I make. However, a little introduction would've been great. Maybe another frame with some more info...

5) Sit down every now and then. I was so excited to be there that I wasn't really sitting down much. Not that it hurts the sales, but it did hurt my feet the day after.

These are the first things that come to mind when I'm thinking about what to do differently next time. I'm sure there will be more things later.

Next Puces POP is in June. Do you know of other ones here in Montreal before then?


  1. I can see my hometown on those map notecards. Yay!

  2. Now that you mention it, so can I... If I find it again, I'll send it over!

  3. Cool. It's funny, I could recognize the coast line already in the small photo. The call of the coast...