I went ahead and applied to that big craft show I was warbling about a couple days ago. I won't know until Ocotber 1st if I am accepted or not. The wait begins...
Even though I don't know how the coin will turn on that decision yet, I am still going forward and ramping up production on a few items and buying supplies to have me prepared for the coming months. I have already received advanced notice from a couple repeat-customers of things they are intending to request from me for the Christmas season. And I will also, of course, be selling at my church's Advent Bazaar.
I need to start thinking about craft show display ideas. I wasn't that pleased with the way my table looked the last time I was a vendor. I went to several craft shows this Summer as a buyer and saw how beautiful some of the displays. I need to work on making my display more inviting.
I also want to look into the Propay thing for accepting credit cards if I am going to be vending more. A local credit union that I belong to also offers a small merchant package so I need to check out rates on that too.
I really hope I will be accepted to that big show. It's exciting and nerve-wracking all at the same time.