That's just a happy observation from watching people shop, it was an happy accident actually. Because, I don't throw things away and my scrap pile is fairly large... so using it up feels like "free money" if something made with it sells. does that make sense? so, when I did it the first year i just didn't price it very high, .25 cents .50 cents.. and people were shocked I think. so, because I had people who ( I'm close to the entrance to the school with this booth) watched people lined up last year who stood in the snow to come in and came straight to my booth first I know that they remembered too.
another thing I do that keeps the cost down is I buy a lot of vintage lace and buttons at yard sales. ( rather then the latest designer embellishments) Im more of a sucker for the newest tool ( dies )
my husband and secretary expect to see packages of vintage buttons all over the place in next years fair haha.