my friends Kathryn and Henar stopping by to keep me company
So here's the thing... as you know, I did my first craft fair this Saturday at the Kinokuniya bookshop in the city. To be perfectly honest, it was kind of disappointing. It just wasn't really what I was expecting, and I left feeling a bit down. That being said, I'm really glad I did it because I learned a lot, from how to set up a table quickly, to which products catch people's eye. All useful things. I also had lots of sweet friends and family come to visit me, keep me company and bring me treats. I was also lucky enough to have a family member offer to help me when my husband had to work. She went with me, helped me set up and take down, and spent the whole day with me sitting at my booth. I'm so thankful that she was there! I'm sharing this because as much as I want my blog to be a positive space, I also want to be real and not gloss over things and pretend everything is perfect. I'm sure that other crafters out there have had disappointing experiences either online, or at fairs, but the important thing is to be resilient. And in a strange way, I'm even more inspired after this weekend. I have so many ideas for things I want to make, and I'm hoping to have my etsy shop up this week. So now I want to hear from you guys, how do you get over disappointment and keep on trying to reach your goals?