Bye-Bye Yarn, Baby!

Yay! Shipped out my first official lot of hand-dyed yarn. Of course, this is all still in the early stages and I’m learning a lot as I go. I’ve been dyeing mini skeins and throwing them on Etsy for a few bucks a pop. Much to my surprise a fellow Houstonian picked up five the same day I listed them! This is definitely exciting…

Here’s a picture of my first yarn shipment.

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Craft Shows: My Rookie Year

Hello!

In this series of blogs I’m going to break down my 2013 craft show season – and it’s not all pretty. I’ve been to a few small shows but I’ve never entertained the idea of actually participating as a vendor in one until the beginning of this year. I seriously started doing research on various craft forums which included the Etsy forums. There seemed to be a lot of mixed reviews out in the interwebs about shows. I was able to take away a few points that helped me transition into becoming a vendor.

  1. Bring a credit card swiper.
  2. Bring a friend.
  3. Business cards.
  4. Tent, table, table cloths.
  5. Merchandise bags. (…which I totally forgot at my first show but we’ll touch on that in a later.)
  6. Change box and change.
  7. Plenty of items ranging in price.

In my next post I’ll go into detail about my first and second show!