Slowly, little by little, I’m making stuff for the Christmas craft show. I went through a rough estimate yesterday of what I have already *made* (including bisque and bone dry pieces) and what I’ll charge for it - I have ABOUT $5000 of product right now. That means nothing of course as to what I will actually sell; someone once told me you can expect to sell about half of what you have and I’ve found that to be a pretty safe guide for craft shows.
I THINK I can get up to having $6000 for this show if I’m really, really good. Less than 2 weeks left till my due date. My goals for the time I have left:
- Make a variety of things - a few creamers, a few butter dishes, a few lidded jars, napkin holders, bud vases… etc. I find that, other than mugs, each person will be drawn to something different than the next.
- Have everything made; as in, bone dry and ready to fire. Firing the kiln is definitely not as time consuming and I feel like I could pick away at glazing with 30 min here and 30 min there as a new mom.
- Make more mugs - you can never have enough mugs. I need more mugs.
- Try not to stress too much about it all!! I can only do as much as I can. I want to also enjoy the last few days before baby comes, I want to allow myself a bit of rest and pampering. God will provide. We will figure out how to make it through the winter, if I make $1500 in profit or $4000, we’ll still be okay (I’m responsible for the groceries and gas, as my husband’s job pays for all the bills).