11.09.2011

Holly Fair FAIL

As you know, I spent the last three weeks or so crocheting with the free yarn I'm now storing in my guest room.

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?

5 comments:

Danielle said...

But guess what! I'm doing another fair in Vernal the day after Thanksgiving! I'd love to help you out then if I can! Let me know =0)

Jean said...

Oh no, don't tell me that.

Dann Battistone said...

I'll buy some hats for my girls....they would love them! What were you asking?

Jean said...

Dann - I would love to give you the hats free of charge. Even better, I'll let your girls come pick the colors they want and I'll custom-make them! :)

Richard and Louise said...

I will now admit, that my husband crochets... he had his fail #1 when he made a cupcake hat (that according to the youtube tutorial was adult size) and it doesn't even fit our one and a half year old niece... Now he's looking for a new project. Maybe I'll show him the monster hats, they are very cute!