Sunday, August 7, 2011

Farmer's Market




I became a business woman on Friday. We set up my booth at the Thanksgiving Point Farmer's Market out on Water Tower Plaza that hot afternoon. Thankfully, it wasn't long until we were mostly in shade from the buildings. I wasn't too nervous about being there, only worried about whether anyone would buy anything. I didn't want all of the hard work my children had put into helping me to be for nothing. Who would want a silly little crocheted critter anyway? I know my aprons are good but I worried...













The "Produce Pals" were a big hit! They pulled the kids right into the booth and got their Moms looking around. The first sale I made was a credit card. Nick set me up with this great app for the I pad. It has a free card swiper so I could do the transactions on the wireless network. It all went so well except that I accidentally voided the sale after the cute lady left! It was a $28 apron too! I just sighed and chalked it up to my nerves and inexperience! It's OK because I sold a lot of aprons after that, and took a custom order for a party banner for Halloween. The sales far exceeded my expectations and I was so relieved! I am actually looking forward to next Friday. In the meantime I will be sewing my little heart out. If you need to find me I'll be upstairs at my machine.

4 comments:

Cougarnana said...

All of your things look sooo cute. I wish I was up there so I could see it all in person. Thanksgiving Point is such a fun place to have a Farmer's Market. I hope you sell a bunch!!

URFAVE5 said...

I am so excited for you! This is so awesome. You are quite the business woman and I am so proud of you.

Lori said...

I'm serious . . . I want some. Do you do special orders for out of state people????

Nancy Face said...

Your aprons are so fantastic and pretty! I especially love the wonderful mixes of fabrics you use!