I didn’t use to pay attention to craft display when I went to creative fair, but now I start to sell my handcraft, I notice craft display is very important. Without any experience about having a stand at creative fair, I bravely started my first craft fair journey in Taipei. Didn’t have enough time to plan, so I only made a box for displaying 6 postcards. Most of postcards were display on table with the white fabric as the background. That was too prosaic, and it was a miracle that I sold out some postcards. I checked around other stands, they all had nice display idea except me.
Few months ago, I knew Hand-Hand craft & second hand fair, then I delivered the application form with excited mood. During the verify time, I prayed that I could get the chance. When they notified me that they accept me to have a stand in Tainan, I was extremely excited and told my friends immediately. Experienced the first fair, I bought a lot of stuff for display this time and I display it first at my home. Sometimes I will go some store to learn how they display their merchandise.
I was shocked when I was at Hand-Hand fair. There were some DJ played music. I had never been to a fair with music before, and the style of the fair is strong. I say to myself I would like to apply every time as I have chance.
Every time end of the day, I always notice I have some to improve, and I would like to create an attractive stand display in future.
There were some people liked to ask me questions about this fair or where’s the restroom. An old couple they were interested about this fair, and they asked: Is this regular fair at here? No, it’s not, I said. “How would people know there’s fair at here?” they said. I told them people will check the internet, because they will post the information on it. Then they asked about the style of this fair with exciting look, it seemed like I was the Hand-Hand spokeswoman that day.
There was a woman, we’re talking about my concept and she shared some idea with me. She told me that she heard from other, art is unrestricted and more space for people to image is good art. Besides, she was surprised that’s I didn’t graduate from art school. However, I wish I was.
Last time I carved these ASL stamps in library. The cleaner was pretending cleaning the ground but she was looking at me. Next day, I also went to library to carve ASL stamps, this time she asked me some questions. It seemed like she experienced different world by me, and she asked where she can buy this kind of rubber? Like she is going to carve one by herself.
I wanted to buy price block set before, and I bought it finally. It looks great with these small price blocks. I LOVE it, and it’s recycle.
Again, elders like to ask me questions about this fair. This time, there’s an old woman she might be 80 years old. She asked the same question as before, but she might not hear me well because of the loud background music. So she would repeat my words again. She pointed the alien said “Is he the host of this fair?” I said “no, he is the DJ who plays music.” She repeated my word again with confused look. And she asked other questions, then she disappeared in crowd.
The most interesting thing was this. There were two old ladies, they wanted to buy the clothing which stand was beside mine. They took me for the owner, I told them I didn’t know the price. Next, they asked me: “This clothing is new or second hand?” I replied them “I have no idea”; at the same time, they smelled the clothing to check it as new one or second hand. Hahaha… They’re adorable. It seems selling vintage clothing is super, because the customer rage is from young to old. Anyway, it’s my pleasure for replying your questions. Welcome to visit me and ask some questions. See you next time~