Leopard Zip Pouch

Leopard Zip Pouch

By Amy Mayen

Welcome to Workroom Wednesday, where I share some of the small projects that didn’t make the blog last week.

This week I’m gearing up for a craft show. I’m not trying to fish for compliments…it’s just that Im ridden with insecurity about it. This will be my second show. I did the same show last year, and barely made any sales. I broke even…I lost money I’d you count the stuff I bought! There was a HeartWalk nearby that may have affected the turnout, not many people showed up. I’m doing the same show this year, and if I don’t do well I will try a different show next time. I don’t think I have a professional enough display or enough experience to do a big fancy show, but maybe something a little bigger?

Here’s a banner I made to go on the front of the table. I used paper plates like I did for Bella’s birthday banner. I’m not super thrilled with it, but at least it’s visible. Overall, I know we’ll have a much better display than last year. I’ll post about it next week :)

I made a few of these fabric wrapped bracelets. How much should I sell them for?

Here’s a little zipper bag I made to put money in. Assuming anyone gives me any money…

There’s something nerve racking about putting your work on display. Let me tell you though- I had a fashion show in college that was an EPIC FAIL. I tried to launch a clothing line once with absolutely no marketing experience. I am pretty successful in almost everything I do, but when I go down, I go down HARD- and I have learned way more from my blunders than I ever have from my successes. So a dinky little craft show won’t make or break me. Wish me luck Saturday!

About The Author

Amy Mayen

Hello. I'm Amy and I'm addicted to sewing. I borderline-hoard fabric, buttons, & patterns. Sometimes I wish I could pile my fabric up on the floor and just roll in it!


  1. Rose :: Fine Craft Guild

    I keep on saying this time and time again to everyone who’s willing to listen; the PURPOSE of doing a CRAFT SHOW (particularly your first one) is NOT direct sales, but TO MEET POTENTIAL CUSTOMERS. Start a relationship. Give them ‘something’ to make them happy, something that they will look at are be reminded of you. Be sure you get their contact details ‘in exchange’. Then, contact them with friendly marketing messages like sales, new products, etc from time to time and be sure to be available for online sales. (grin).

    Does that make you feel better already??!! It shifts the focus of your preparation when you think like that, doesn’t it? Have fun at your show! You’ll do good, Amy, no doubt!
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