Today was the big day – my first pillow sale! I was a bit nervous, and pretty convinced that I wouldn’t sell anything, but I tried to keep an “it is what is” attitude. It was my first time really putting myself out there like that – creating something with the hopes that other people will like it – and I had that very common fear of not being liked or not being understood. But, as with this I Never project, I am trying to get more and more comfortable pushing my boundaries, moving outside of my comfort zone, and this sale was a big one. Well, it was a big one in terms of facing my fears, but it was a small one in terms of selling my craft.
Originally I had set my goal to sell my pillows at the Urban Craft Uprising, a huge bi-annual craft fair at Seattle Center that I adore, but the people who sell at that sale are professional crafters, with great websites and well visited etsy stores, and lots of inventory. I have none of that, so I shifted gears and decided to start small, and build to that, maybe participating in the Urban Craft Uprising next summer. We’ll see. For now I need to learn more about how to run my pillow business, and the Art in the Garden sale was a perfect way to take some baby steps.