My mom’s church had what they hope will become an annual Fall Festival. As part of that, I committed to producing crafts for a table. We’ve done other craft fairs. I’m not awesome at them. I enjoy going to them, but as an introvert, I tend to struggle with engaging people to talk about my crafts. Not that I don’t enjoy talking about them, but it’s hard for me to imagine folks enjoy listening to all the minutia.
But we had a pleasant morning and afternoon. There were fun activities for my kiddos to enjoy, and I spent the day stitching up some little felt gingerbread ornaments. Folks were polite and interested, which was nice.
My dear daughter made a design from popsicle sticks and was ridiculously pleased when people purchased them. (She’s was so adorable, I can’t imagine anyone not wanting to buy them. She worked very hard getting ready for the fair, and I was so happy folks responded well.)
I spent a million years making turkeys. I designed them on a whim, and I was just so pleased at how they turned out. I still grin when I see them. So cute.
My plan is to attach one to the front of a jar and set the jar next to a stack of papers on the table. Then people can add what they are thankful for throughout the week or day and read them during the meal (or before or after). I didn’t have the heart to do anything specific this year, so they mostly just sat in their little coop.
Overall we had a positive experience. I made a few sales, enjoyed spending time with my daughter, and helped raise money for parents’ church. If the event becomes annual, I will be glad to participate again. Hopefully we’ll fill out the table a little more.