This summer sure flew by! With little to no rainy market days here (drought), I found myself mighty busy on a regular basis. In August, I expanded my enterprise from one steady market day a week to three. This meant three 10 hour days in a row, counting driving, setup, selling, takedown and followup administration. It nearly killed me, but it was also lots of fun meeting all those new kindred spirits selling their wares and making new customer friends!
On 'at home' days I worked on my online shop, researched marketing and business stuff, crocheted like crazy to make new inventory and restock, and worked my other job as resident house tidier, taxi driver for teens, and minder for my resident elderly and very spry mother-in-law. OK, I also spent a bit of time on Facebook, but maintaining and cultivating those relationships and keeping an all-important presence online are important business tasks, people!
Now we're in the middle of the holiday craft fair schedule and I can hardly believe it's here already! I'm out there every Wednesday at a historic indoor market in my small city until just before Christmas, and have set up at two one-day weekend events so far. Three more events and six Wednesdays to go before the after-holiday lull, when I'll have time to breath and test out all the new designs I've been wanting to try!