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Craft and Handmade Shows, Craft Show Display, Halloween

A Creativity Burst! And a Long Nap

Hi! OK, so next time I ask you: ”Can I do two, large, back-to-back shows that will require two, totally different inventories?” Your answer should be “no, David, you cannot.” Or perhaps, “yes David you can but it, and you, won’t be pretty.” And it wasn’t (my workroom was a mess)! And I wasn't! (a… Continue reading A Creativity Burst! And a Long Nap

Craft and Handmade Shows, Craft Show Display, Craft Show Tips

Craft Fair Booth Set Up Part 1

Rats! Today's post was supposed to be all about how I had finally triumphed in my craft booth set up for last Sunday's Patchwork show. However, I encountered a teeny-tiny glitch with that plan: None of the pictures I took seem to exist* "Triumph" is sort of a stronger word than can be applied to… Continue reading Craft Fair Booth Set Up Part 1

Craft and Handmade Shows, Get Inspired Posts, Houseware Crafts, New Products, Tips and Resources, Tutorials, Use What You've Got Projects

Photo Display Board Tutorial

Last weekend’s Patchwork Festival in Santa Ana went really well!  Beautiful weather, great crowds,  good sales and I may possibly have figured out a good, final, booth set up….more on that in another post. This Sunday is Patchwork Long Beach! I have no idea why I thought “cool! Two shows almost back to back” sounded… Continue reading Photo Display Board Tutorial

Craft and Handmade Shows, Craft Show Display, New Products, Plaid Ambassador

Slow Progress and and Update!

I interrupt this update for a quick PSA: The folks at Plaid are having an awesome sale on all Mod Podge branded products on their site (so, Mod Podge, tools, brushes, melts etc – lots of stuff)!  It’s 40% off your order and free shipping if you spend $60 or more.  So, if you need… Continue reading Slow Progress and and Update!

Craft and Handmade Shows, Houseware Crafts, Plaid Ambassador, Tips and Resources, Tutorials

Simple Farmhouse Style Tray Tutorial

Got a bit distracted over the past few weeks but I'm......"back on track?" .... well, that kind of implies there was a track to begin with which might be overstating things..... let's just go with "I'm continuing to continue." So the next couple of weeks will be all about preparations for the upcoming, April 28-29th Jackalope… Continue reading Simple Farmhouse Style Tray Tutorial

Craft and Handmade Shows, Houseware Crafts, Tutorials

Seasonally Challenged

Remember back in July when I was all about Halloween? And we laughed about how it was way too early for Halloween? Welcome to October!  Now we can finally talk about surfing. Surfing?! I know. I am seriously seasonally challenged. But here's the deal. I had the big Abott Kinney Festival (in Venice Beach) a… Continue reading Seasonally Challenged

Craft and Handmade Shows, Houseware Crafts, New Products

Vintage Signs! Trays! A Jackalope Report and How the Dog is Gaslighting Me

I think Pi is trying to gaslight me. Friends come to meet him and he's the ultimate tail-waggy, cute, well behaved dream dog. When I describe his Cujo like other side they all look at me like "really David?" "But it's true!!!!!"  I cry.  "I'll show you" and I leave the room.  And he wags his tail,… Continue reading Vintage Signs! Trays! A Jackalope Report and How the Dog is Gaslighting Me