I stopped doing craft shows about 18 months ago, the economy was so bad I wasn't making any money at them and in the last show it cost me money, and it was the story with every vendor. I have a friend who has sold a lot of my things via word of mouth so I know my things are good and saleable. But those sales are a drop in the bucket. I see so many things on ebay that have no bids on them and I had been successful there a few years ago. I don't expect to make a living off my hobby but I don't want to have it cost me money for a show and I don't want to waste a day sitting there. Are things getting better? It's a gamble but do you think the economy is good enough to go back to the craft-show weekends? I could continue just adding to my inventory until Christmas season gets close and my husband wouldn't get upset about the money I spend on supplies. There is a sign that says "beading is cheaper than therapy" so true!