Day 3- Inventory and WIPs

31 days to crafts showHappy WIP Wednesday! Today, I’m also working on my 31 Days to prepare for a craft show. On day three of Molly’s 31 Days she discussed how much inventory would she have to bring (and make) for her first crafts show. Well, I think that ties in to my WIPs.

I finished my Tusican Enterlac and I don’t have anything else pending so now is the time to begin making my inventory.
enterlac blanket

But how much to make? What should I focus on making? Where do I begin? Yes, I needed to take a breath!

Molly listed the things she was going to sell in her post, so that’s where could start.

Baby hats , Baby booties , Baby sweater
Dolls , Doll clothes , Adult hats
Softies , Patterns , Crochet key chains
Hair accessories , Flip flop charms , Purses
Blankets , Tote bags , Shoes
Crochet doll food

All these things could work, but depending on which craft fair I plan to enter will really help me focus on which items to focus my attention on.

This week, I’ve began working on…

I love this hat. I used Red Heart Baby love in lilac and green. The butterfly came out well. I want to do a tutorial on it.
baby hat and booties

This will be attached to a hair clip. One thing I kept seeing on boards and posts, is that hair do-dads for girls sell well. I used embroidery floss! I was a bit skeptical as to how it would work, but it wasn’t that difficult.

hair bow

I found a post that said, as a rule of thumb, you should bring 10x the amount of the cost of the booth worth of inventory. FOr example, if the booth cost $100, 10 x 100= $1000 worth of product. I’ve got a lot of work to get done.

If you want to see what other’s are working on, check out Tami Amis’ blog:

tami_wip

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5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. ZaMarah
    Feb 20, 2013 @ 12:29:17

    Aww go on with your bad self!!
    Work your hook girl!! Work iiiit…lol
    All your projects are beautiful, and I know I’ll be back to go through you archives for this challenge. Although I’m not participating in any craft shows right now, I know eventually I will and I already have my resource connection on preparation YOU!!
    Keep up the good work!!
    Shalam…
    Z.

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  2. katie metzroth
    Feb 20, 2013 @ 13:49:32

    That blanket is ah-mazing. good luck with your hooking!

    Reply

  3. Michelle
    Feb 20, 2013 @ 16:21:06

    Ooo! All the suggestions for possible items to sell are really great. I especially like the idea of the little hair accessories. I think they’re usually big attention getters, and they require minimal effort with maximum return.

    Reply

  4. crochetinspired
    Feb 20, 2013 @ 20:18:33

    Goodness you are going to be one busy girl!
    Thanks for taking the time to Link-Up at Crochet Happy 🙂

    Reply

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