First, the fundraiser. Total bust.
The only people who did well with selling anything were the ones selling necessities (shower curtains, sheets, etc.) and people selling used junk (used stuffies, old toys, etc.). Anyone selling things that can be considered extras didn't do so well. I had many items priced under a dollar, so its not that I was too expensive.
Lots of people came over to admire the scarves, ornaments, and other stuff I had on the table but very few bought. i sold a purse, headband, and a few bags of fudge. My free samples were a hit of course, LOL.
Hubby and I think it turned out this way because of the demographics of the neighborhood. Its very much a working class neighborhood and people seem to be looking for things they need and must have rather than fun scarves or purses. It was a good learning experience though and I'm glad we tried!
Here's a pic of Little Monster and I at our table.
Here's a close-up of the table.
The good thing about sitting at the fundraiser for awhile was all the work I put into my Seraphina Shawl! When put over my shoulders, it almost reaches my elbows. I'm going to keep going...want it to reach my wrists. Its definitely going much faster now that I'm in the repetetive stage.
I'm off to make some tea. Still fighting my cold.
ETA: I brought 9 of the scarves from the fundraiser to work and left them on my desk to see if anyone might be interested. It's only 9:30 in the morning and I sold 5 of them! Wootwoot!