The Pip Berry Tree

The Pip Berry Tree


Thursday, April 14, 2011

Gearing UP for the Season's First Craft Show

I am a little nervous to say the least. On April 30th I will be selling at a craft show I found on line. It's brand new, and so far seems to have quite a large vendor response. I just hope the same is true for customers...paying customers that is.

Last years craft shows were a drag! I saw many a vendor packing up and leaving early due to low or absolutely NO sales. I had one show with no sales, and boy did that sting.

So here we are. A new year, a new show season, and I am trying to be optimistic. 

I'd like to hear from anyone who has had a "no sale" craft show, and what you did differently, if anything, at your next craft show. Do you pack up and leave early, or stick it out until the end? And finally, is a "no sale" craft show your fault, the promoters, the economy, or a combination of each? Your thoughts please?


Sunday, April 3, 2011

New to the Shop

This week has been a crazy week. In addition to the everyday load, home schooling my son, fulfilling custom orders, fighting with the post office over why one of my items is stuck in a bulk rate mail center when it was shipped Priority Mail and is NOT bulk rate mail (jerks), I also have my "Woody's Place ~ Senior German Shepherd Sanctuary up and running and have our very first customer! (See pic below)

In my spare time (lol) I was able to kick out one new decorative slate  this week. It's my Welcome to My Pad slate. Frog lovers pay attention!!!  This slate measures 7 x 9 but of course can be done in other sizes as well. It is sealed for protection, so if it gets hung outside the paint won't fad, and can easily be turned into a lawn and garden slate holder (see my wrought iron lawn and garden slate holders, which are sold separately.

And here is the new girl, whom at 12 years old landed in a shelter for being "too much responsibility" :( She's an absolute sweetheart!!
Miss. Heidi