Fort Wayne greeted our booth so wonderfully on Jan. 5, 2013. Patty and I decided to split a booth space at Fort Wayne Farmers Market this past Saturday. We both had a great time and even sold a few things even though the odds were against us with being first time vendors and so soon after Christmas. Of course we thank the Fort Wayne Farmers Market especially Gina and Leigh! We would also like to make a warm and huge thanks to our fans, new and familiar, your support is what makes our expressions so much more special. Thank you all for sharing with us this new venture into the real world, not just online.
Patty and I are cousins and have been great friends through most of our childhoods, although there were the occasional fights over dolls and who would get the bed during sleepovers. We compliment each other well both artistically and personally. We have found that having each other to keep accountable and motivate has helped us be better and more engaging in our different ventures. I love that we're able to work together even while our different artistic paths may lead us to very different places.
We are planning on getting involved with more fairs and markets here in the Fort Wayne area, we're even planning a couple in Chicago, IL. As exciting as those are, it's still a little intimidating plunging into the "real" side of sales. I've become accustomed to posting things online, or talking about them on Facebook.
Doing quick Google searches to find out what you need for a farmers market is pretty easy, however the two things that I did NOT find in my searches were a tape measurer and bowl of candy.
Tape Measure is great for being able to take custom orders. Candy is a great way to get a few stragglers up to the booth or calm a fussy child that doesn't want to be there... let alone calm a few of your nerves.
All in all though the market went off without a hitch and we had a great time meeting with so many new faces.