A few weeks ago I helped a neighbor set up a table to sell some of his handmade wooden toys at a local craft show.
He has made wooden toys for close to 25 or 30 years and loves to give them as gifts, but this was the first time he has tried to sell them. A friend of his, that also works with wood, talked to him about sharing a booth so my neighbor could give it a try and see what would happen. I made signs and at the last minute grabbed a sheet to cover the table. It was a cool day, and the wind was kicked up a bit, but we had our jackets and we were fine. The crowd was a bit thin, but he did manage to sell 2 of his flying ducks and two wooden toys. I encouraged him to try another craft show from time to time in other parts of our community and I offered to help him. In fact, it might have me searching through my inventory of beaded things that I used to make and sell and set-up right along side him. I bet we would be the only booth selling beaded jewelry, wooden toys, flying ducks, gourds and soap! I did see a few beaded jewelry booths, but no soap or gourds.