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    Craft Fair

    Well did my first craft fair in about 5 yrs. It went really well. After all expenses including sales tax I went over $500 and got 8 more orders which is going to bring the total to over $1000 after expenses. I am so pleased. Funny thing is didn't sell one bowl or vase. All were peppermills (antique, mini's and regular mills), toothpick dispensers (sold over 14 of those), pens, bottle stoppers, and ornaments. All in all was a great day. Lots of comments and some different idea's. If the truth be known this was a last minute decision as I swore I wouldn't do another craft fair after the fiasco of the last two 5 or 6 yrs ago.
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    Excellent!! Glad you did so well Bernie. The timing was right for holiday giving and you had attractive items at reasonable prices...that's a good combination.

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    Congratulations! Always glade to hear when things like that work out.
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    That's Great news Bernie congrats
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    way to go bernie!
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    Nice job Bernie!! Always good to see big sales from a true craftsman!!
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    good deal man. Glad to here ya did so well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bernie Weishapl View Post
    Well did my first craft fair in about 5 yrs. ..
    Good to here that you had some worthwhile contributions to the piggy bank, funnily enough I did one in our local village xmas market yesterday, much against my first inclinations and only to help fill the tables so to speak.

    Not something I had any great enthusiasm for but having had a very similar result to yours and the fact that the boss seemed taken by the reduction in spare room clutter and the input to to the shed fund I suspect events might see me producing items and dispatched to places I had not envisioned.
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    Thanks again to all.

    Chas that is great and exactly what happened here. They begged me to fill space and finally at the persistance of the wife I said ok. I now have over 11 orders but not complaining.
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    Bernie, that is just wonderful.
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