• Buying Handmade,  Selling Handmade

    Craft fairs from both a seller’s and buyer’s POV

    I suspect that having a good time as a buyer at craft fairs, if you make handmade products, is one of the factors that encourages you to sell at a craft show yourself.  For me, at least, that’s part of my history. For years I visited craft shows, admired and bought merchandise, and in the back of my mind thought, “I really should be doing this.” Five years ago I set up my first craft show booth. Ironically, it was the lack of business at that venue that led me to Etsy, where my audience is much larger and statistically I have more hope of reaching buyers. At the same…