So, Rachel and I went to our first craft show a few weeks ago. We started out a little late, unorganized and stressed, but we got our act together pretty quickly. For a good (or not so good) hour we had literally sold to one person, and she is my boyfriend's mother! We totally appreciated her purchase, but then after a while, we started to worry about our inability to attract customers.
Finally some strangers showed up at our table, the key however, was the samples. Once we started giving out samples people stopped and looked, and we ended up with a pretty good amount of sales.
One of the best things about the show was that I got a better idea of what real life people are attracted to, even if they didn't decide to purchase. I think that knowledge gained will be uber beneficial.
It was actually really funny because we were set up beside another set of sisters, who had awesome stuff and were pretty awesome themselves. The woman behind us also had beautiful stuff and Rachel got a purse from her.