Which is to say that's about ALL I made on the market today. In fact, since I BOUGHT a nice little zippered bag for my tools from the booth next door - I'm probably $5.00 in the hole. You just never know with these shows from one time to the next who, what and WHY they'll buy. LAST month's market brought in almost $250 in the first hour of the show. Crazy. Still got one more OFFICIAL show to do in September, but dang it, I am NOT ready to throw in the towel. My husband is just adamant that doing any more shows is, in his words "a waste of time - you make no money". But I won't make any money if I just STOP doing shows altogether either. I had talked myself out of Haslett, as well as the outdoor day next month at Meridian, but if I can get someone to share their tent space with me - I just may do it to spite him.
I'm trying to have a better outlook about not making any money at shows, which doesn't really help me pay the bills - but I SO love what I do, and I enjoy talking to people about it, even if they don't ultimately end up buying. I'm not sure I can keep the positive outlook going, but can a complete wash out of a show happen every single time? I am almost curious enough to try and find out! I got a lot of compliments on my table display today - and even the bees thought my flowers were real!
Enjoy whatever life brings you....