I planned to put all my finished projects in a booth (or two) at the Holly Fair, a local annual tradition that - until this year - I had never even witnessed. I had no idea what to expect or what kinds of things would sell. Naturally, this made it hard to decide what to make.
I did decide, however, that in addition to my crocheted hats & headbands I would attempt these balls:
because I've been wanting to make them anyway, for my own decorating purposes. (Again, thanks Pinterest!) Surely someone else would like them too.
Only, this is what happened:
|(see: my kitchen table for two weeks)|
the balloons shriveled up before the glue dried. Fail #1.
I also attempted some monster hats like this one. I don't generally follow crochet patterns because they never work out for me. This one was no exception. The first time I tried (and every time thereafter until I figured out just how to modify it), it turned into an adult-size hat. Fail #2.
(Unless you know an adult who wants a royal blue beanie?)
Finally made a SMALL one with two eyes and put it on my kid, and behold, it was darling. So I made a couple more and this one is now my favorite:
Cute little alien.
ANYWAY, I had made tentative arrangements with some people who actually planned ahead for their Holly Fair booths. But plans changed, I didn't have stuff ready until the second day of the fair. And this was my big mistake - by the time I was ready to sell it, most of the buying was over.
Not a single thing sold.
Major fail: #3.
I guess I had something to keep me busy for three weeks?