Craft sales: they're a harsh mistress! I'm always making stuff anyway, so I do a couple of craft sales every year around this time, and this year I'm doing three. I just figured, why not? I don't sell drawings or paintings, it's generally cards and beaded jewelry; I made some cards years ago with origami figures on them and I got a good response, and it kind of went from there as something fun that could make me a little extra spending money. I knew what the negatives side of craft sales could be from my mom's experiences, when she and her friend used to sell cards made from recycled junk mail (her friend made the paper and she stencilled the images on the front). Some days you sell, and other days you spend 8 hours sitting there for nothing. But there are worse ways to spend an afternoon, I guess!
Does anyone else make and sell "craft" items? What do you make? What have your sales experiences been? Is it just casual or do you run it as a small business? I'm interested in knowing and sharing!