Since we both make jewelry, my co-worker Kristin and I decided to have a table today at the annual RGJ employee craft fair. Unsure what to expect, we didn't make a whole lot of goods -together we had about a dozen pair of earrings, three bracelets and two necklaces. A half hour before the fair started, I thought I should head out to the lobby and snag us a good table. I got the last one ... and discovered just about everyone else was also selling jewelry, and they had way more product than we did. I can't say how the rest of the booths did, but it seemed pretty slow all around. Many of our newsroom colleagues came by and complimented our goods, but few made any purchases. In three hours, we each sold two pieces of jewelry. Yesterday, I said I'd be happy if I made $20 - which I did, so I can't complain, especially considering the fair was held the day before payday. And, I made more than enough to buy some apple-pear-plum preserves from our neighbor - which is delicious. (Holly, if you still have those pears I'd suggest making some.) Maybe next year we'll give it another shot with a better display and a better location ... in the meantime, anybody need stocking stuffers?