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Sometimes I get overwhelmed with ideas and “To Do” lists. My brain moves a hundred miles an hour and I just want to make all the things. I have stacks of patterns to try, books to read, art supplies to test, blog posts to research…. The list just grows and grows.  Every year around this time I have the same problem. What should I start on? I have extra time on my hands now that the holiday rush is over. I am not used to having any spare time to think. Because of this extra time I spent weeks analyzing,

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Craft Show Prep
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Prepping For Your Craft Show

By now you’ve; Researched your event Researched the area Thought about the seasonal trends Booked the show Promoted and Advertised the event Panicked a little bit (or a lot) Realized that you are not ready Those last two are completely normal, and something that I still experience. So what should you do to prep for a craft show? How do you stay organized and not overwhelmed? As you’ve read through the previous posts you have probably noticed that I have a thing for research and lists. So it shouldn’t surprise you to learn that my preferred prepping method involves a

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Promoting The Show
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Promoting The Show

You’ve successfully found a craft show, booked the craft show, and have a handle on your inventory…. Now what? Well now you need to promote the show. 75% of the promotion of a successful event should be done by the organizer, the rest is up to you.  If you did all of your research before you signed up for the event you should have all the information to begin promoting your craft show. Customers are going to have the same sorts of questions that you did. Where is it? What time does it start? End? Where is parking? What vendors

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Indoor Shows VS Outdoor Shows
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Indoor Show VS Outdoor Show

When I first started doing craft shows, I stuck to indoor shows only. This was mostly because I was just doing shows in the fall and winter. And my area tends to get really cold in the fall and snowy in the winter…. And I do not like being outside in the cold (crazy right?). As the years have gone by, I’ve started to do more spring and summer shows, and this has given me the chance to experience some outdoor shows. There are a few things that you need to take into account when you are doing an outdoor

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You Found A Craft Show, Now What?
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You Found A Craft Show, Now What?

In the previous post I covered where you can find craft show and vendor event information ( click here for “How Do I Find A Craft Show?” in case you missed it). Let’s take this time to go over some things you need to take into consideration when booking the shows you’ve found. Do Your Research I know this seems like a pretty vague statement, and also a little bit ridiculous…. But I have been to so many events where other vendors will come up to me and complain about an event that they just did. They will tell me

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