Whew! My first ever garage sale was a success! I started setting up yesterday around 10:00 and made my first sale at about 10:15! Although I made $127.75 total, I realize now that I could have been more successful had I started my sale earlier. It was extremely hot and I think most "garage hunters" start and finish their hunts early, especially when the weather is super hot. I have also learned that buyers are attracted to lawn mowers, plastic large outdoor play equipment, and bikes. These items sold quickly. Even though the heat was unbearable and my shoulders are now sunburned, I think I have the garage sale bug! Except for the heat, doing this garage sale was pretty fun. I met some really nice people, including Megan, a gal that bought a lot of my treasured cake decorating supplies, namely, my fondant and gumpaste cutters. I sure hope she enjoys them as much as I did...I know whoever she makes the decorations for sure will! I can't wait for my next sale! Next time I will be more organized, start sooner in the day, and have more one dollar bills on hand for change!
I want to thank Dotty at Totally Tutorials for posting my Belt Buckle Purse Strap Tutorial. This is my second tute and it was really fun to do. If you have never been to Dotty's site, you should visit. She posts all sorts of sewing how-tos as well many other crafts...even on blogging!
I'd also like to thank Karen at Some Days Are Diamonds for starting the Bloggerette Sorority! I joined this group today and although I'm too late to participate in the "Rush," I can't wait to get involved in this sisterhood! There are all sorts of different crafts represented by the blogging sisters. I am sure I am going to learn a lot from these ladies and from being part of this community. Check out the Sorority button. Isn't is beautiful?
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