Thursday, December 11, 2008

so... how it all went down.

i thought, after it (the toronto one of a kind show) was all over, that i'd have a clear idea of whether or not to do it again. financially, it's tricky. i made back my expenses and then some, but not alot for the 3 months work i put into preparation. i can blame it partially on the economy. the less expensive items - the skeins of yarn, the baby hats and fingerless gloves and scarflettes - all items around $35.00-$45.00 - sold well. the more expensive items - the shawls and scarves didn't (so people were really sticking to buying gifts for others and not treats for themselves). the experience was exhausting - it included a 5:00 am set up on the first day in time for the show opening at 11:00 am and 6 eleven hour days. but on the positive - i reached out to thousands of people. 400 business cards were taken. i talked with many, many customers and potential customers. i met with some amazing other crafts people. on the last day in toronto i took some skeins over to the knit cafe on queen street and they will be carrying my yarn. so... i think i'll be going back next year...


Beth at WhorlingTides said...

I love to watch your success. You are right were you belong. Hugs..

lee x said...

I saw your wonderful things at the one of a kind show. Unfortunately I didn't buy anything at the time, but plan to from your shop on Etsy. I am in love with your yarn, and its so rare to find ones so interesting and unique as yours.
Keep up the amazing work, I hope to make a purchase soon (or receive it as a gift!)