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.
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.