Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Events Successful!

Well, My workshop presentation was successful at my state art conference. The art teachers enjoyed creating an EOG (end of grade) Warrior doll. It is so fun teaching art teachers as they can expand on your idea and make the simplest project elaborate. Check out these two.

Next, My son had an eagle scout ceremony on Sunday. It was a big celebration of his work and accomplishments.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

There's way too much going on in my life right now. I am teaching an art workshop at my state conference on Friday morning which I have to drive to on Thursday night after teaching all day. Then I'm driving home on Saturday to finish details of my son's eagle ceremony which will be on Sunday at 2 pm. Then I have to go to school on Monday and continue teaching. Whew!

I'm praying for peace and calmness during this very important time in my son's life. Thanks for any positive thoughts which you send my way.

Soon, I'll talk about my paper business again.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Booth Displays and Successful Saturdays

I finished my second Saturday at Art in the Park in downtown Asheville. It was a rainy iffy type day. I had to decide whether to be inside or outside with my paper. I had an ez-up style tent and chose outside to be in the main flow of traffic. The rain was not that bad. I shifted my tables in and out depending on rain or no rain.
The top photo is last weeks' booth set-up. This week, I double draped my table, used hair clips to hold the fabric to the table legs and used the table drapes last week as a backdrop. I fairly happy with it. I spent $4 for the hair clips at Dollar Tree.

I made the right decision. The sales were almost like last weeks. I am very happy!! I lost one sale that would have made the show fantastic. If you do craft shows, do you have a credit card machine? What are the costs and fees? I'd appreciate any feedback.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Well, I'm getting ready for another show on Saturday. I'm trying to focus and make a label for a group of my products to sell. I'm placing a book ($8), 2 gift card holders ($3.75), a pack of stationery ($10), a flower card ($3.50), and a wildflower seed paper($1) in a box in a clear bag. I'm going to place a selling price of $20. Does that sound like a value or a good deal? It's in a box that looks like a bandanna.

I'm just a little tired, also, because I am planning an Eagle Scout ceremony for my son on the 25th of October, two craft shows, giving a presentation at my art ed conference--well, it's really a workshop--on the 23rd and working full time. I'm sorry to complain. I'm glad a have a job at all that jazz.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Post Show Glow!!

I'm flying high after returning from my show in downtown Asheville. It was a huge success for me. People were very complimentary of my paper and didn't think twice about the price. They loved the flowers, leaves and words on the cards. The most popular sellers were the cards with Queen Anne's Lace, both Christmas cards and snowflake cards. I need ideas to make my photos of cards reflect the true beauty so etsy buyers will see the real value. I'm open to suggestions.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Display Rack is ready for the Show!!

I promised another installment on my cost effective card display, however real work has gotten in the way and I've not had time to blog. I'm sorry, yeah that I have to work!

Here are the pics. My husband says that the price totals in previous blog will really create 2 displays like the
one I'm showing. The Crayola containers are velcroed to the
boards which Bob sawed and chiseled to make the side pieces sturdy. They are hinged and the top piece fits snuggly to also hold the unit together. When I have time, the top piece will be a sign for my stationery and be larger.

Thanks for reading. I'm excited about Saturday's show in downtown.



What kind of seeds would you buy in a handmade paper card?