Craft and Handmade Shows, Houseware Crafts

Life of (with) Pi

We've traced the barks.  They're coming from inside the house!!!! This is not going to become a blog about a dog but I feel I must explain. I really lucked out with Pi (somehow it auto-corrected last time - his real name is Pi). The shelter said he was untrained but either they were wrong… Continue reading Life of (with) Pi

Craft and Handmade Shows, New Products

annual christmas butt kicking

Hi! I just popped in to say: Yes, welcome to the annual Christmas is Kicking My Butt post. Now, as you may recall I rocked Halloween. OK, admittedly the bar was set pretty low so by "rocked" what I mean is I had some new products ready to go in advance, I felt moderately prepared… Continue reading annual christmas butt kicking

Craft and Handmade Shows, New Products

Be Prepared! And, if at first……

So, I was ready for Halloween.  Designs done well in advance! And I basked in the glory of my preparedness and patted myself on the back for finally getting on top of this moving bullet train of a business. And then, suddenly, Halloween was over.  And apparently it was already Christmas?!! Did I mention that… Continue reading Be Prepared! And, if at first……

Craft and Handmade Shows, New Products

Abbot Kinney Festival and a Rapacious Grab for Coaster Dominance

Tomorrow is the big, annual Abbot Kinney Festival in Venice. I've been looking forward to this - its' one of my favorite shows each year. Unfortunately "looking forward" doesn't always translate into "getting ready for" as much as it should so the last few weeks I've been in Mad-Maker Mode because the crowds  look like… Continue reading Abbot Kinney Festival and a Rapacious Grab for Coaster Dominance

Craft and Handmade Shows, Halloween, Uncategorized

Oh The Horror! Halloween in August!

Hi, I'm David.  You may remember me from such lies as: I've totally got this under control! and I'm on top of things now and will blog regularly! Well, two back-to-back, two-day Halloween shows pretty much put the kabosh on that sense of togetherness. I went into crazy manufacturing overdrive to have enough stock on hand and… Continue reading Oh The Horror! Halloween in August!

Craft and Handmade Shows, Houseware Crafts, New Products, Tips and Resources

Tray Chic. DIY Vintage Style Trays

I've been on a tray kick of late. Trays are the closest thing to working on furniture that I can do right now. I get to find a beat up old tray at a thrift store, patch and paint it and change it up into something (hopefully) cooler. Since I had a back log of… Continue reading Tray Chic. DIY Vintage Style Trays

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

Super Simple Craft Show Display Stand

I know some of you long-time readers saw the title of this post and said to yourselves "OK,  nutjob, that's it.  It's time to stage an intervention." And while it's true that I'm sort of addicted to making craft show displays I can totally justify this one (and I can stop anytime I want to!). See,… Continue reading Super Simple Craft Show Display Stand