Wow! The past few weeks have been a whirlwind! Never mind the regular hustle – work, school, activities, commitments, and the start of the holiday season – we’ve had a craft fair to prepare for!
I admit to a mild amount of panic before this week, but the girl and I have persevered and managed to produce enough products to fake our way onto an 8 foot table! Thank goodness my sister from Phoenix Knitwear is joining us to help fill our table – besides, it’ll be a great mother-daughter-auntie-niece bonding experience to support and hang out with each other for the day.
By coincidence, and to my delight, my sister and I were recently introduced to the Square reader (for mobile credit card payments), and it arrived in time so we can play with the big kids and accept credit card payments!
At the same time, I didn’t realize a simple trip to the bank for a cash float would be such a great old skool learning experience for my daughter, who has taken full ownership over it and plans to record our inventory and sales (with pen and paper). So technology has not ruined us yet.
And when I mentioned that she might need to come home for a lunch break, that a five hour shift was probably the longest shift she’d ever worked, she reminded me that it’ll be the ONLY shift she’s ever worked.
So whether we sell anything or not, this experience has been worth it already. And without further ado, here’s a taste of what we’ve been working on.