Today I sold 3 bags to the same person from my Etsy store, so I am mailing them Priority in the morning. That really helps me; the deposit will help me pay my credit card payments. I was worried, as my work has begun to figure the way they pay for auction day differently, and I am making about $100 less per week than I was making before. I may have to add another day to my workweek unless I get an end of year substantial raise.
We went to the Lakeside Farmers Market at Estrella Mountain Ranch yesterday, but there was really only a couple of farmers selling produce there. Most of the booths were crafters and artisans. DH and I actually discussed selling my quilts and felted bags there, but once I started talking to the people who run the place, pretty much decided it would be too much trouble. You have to have an Az state tax license and a million-dollar liability insurance policy in place before they will even discuss letting you rent a space.
It would begin to be too much like a real business then, as I would have to sell a lot, and spend most of my time making more salable stuff to justify the expense, never mind how cheap the actual booth rent is. For now I will just stick with Etsy. Its not steady at all, but should build as more and more people get disgusted with ebay's expense and plethora of sub-standard goods. Etsy only lets you sell handmade stuff and has a reporting function if you think someone is trying to turn it into a little ebay and resell cheap goods from elsewhere.