Unfair craft fairs

I’m going to use today to have a mini-rant in the vast space of opinions that is the internet. Any crafter knows how financially unfair crafting can be – you don’t EVER make minimum wage, in fact you’re often lucky to make any profit at all. Most people just do it because they love it (or in my case, because it keeps me busy rather than just stuffing my face with chocolate). But oh, it’d be lovely if when one went to sell at a craft fair, that it would actually be worth the time/petrol.

I spent my Saturday, hauling my lazy butt out of bed at 7am (who knew 7am was a thing on a Saturday?), dragging myself across to this craft fair that was miles away and sitting for THREE HOURS in a crappy sports hall with no foot traffic whatsoever. It was ghastly. I sold minion Bob from last week and that JUST covered my pitch fee. It’s SO frustrating! It was pretty though, so I supposed that’s something. I’m vaguely tempted to start up on etsy again, even if it’s just to shift the ridiculous backlog of stuff I have sitting in boxes that’s never been sold.

Rant over.

Other than that, the week was alright. Had a great kick off in the form of the Dark Room! If you haven’t heard of the Dark Room, you should absolutely go here, find a tour date near you and go. It’s hilarious. I think I’ve seen it 6 times now. John Robertson is extremely funny, stomping about in his new rocks, shouting at people, giving outlandish and random prizes to players and bringing his own take on the text based adventure game to live audiences with comic results.

Written by: Lulu

I’m best described as a jack of all trades type - I have a lot of interests and tend to bounce sporadically from one to another, picking up new ones on the way. Predominantly I make things and read. I do play console games (I think at present I own three four consoles that fight for space), but even then I wouldn’t say I play one type of game more than any other. I’m a big final fantasy fan, but I also like puzzle games and FPS. There are plenty more console games enthusiasts on here though, so I’ll be sticking to reviewing tabletop games. I grew up with a culture of playing board games with my family frequently, especially Hero Quest with my dad. Whenever we have a social gathering, which is usually every other weekend, we inevitably play at least one board game. Then there’s the making of things. My current list of enthusiasms includes crochet, embroidery, clothes making and cosplay, bags, leather work, some jewellry, plushies of all shapes and sizes and some other random bits and pieces. You can read all about my nerd-craft in my blog and if you’re interested and willing to part with some cash, I do take commissions on certain things. If you can think it, I can probably make it out of something - just ask!

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