Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Worktable Wednesday: Show Prep

It may be August, but many of our bloggers are already getting ready for their fall and winter shows.  As an artist, it can take quite a bit of time to build up an inventory and even to get your display items made. 

Edi from Memories for Life Scrapbooks has been working on some new ways to display her products.  She makes a fantastic variety of personalized items.  This extends all the way into her display items.  Check out this creative piece she made to display her engraved bottle stoppers:

Display Piece from Edi

Another essential item at any craft show is business cards.  Judy from This Creative Journey just wrote a great post about Moo mini cards.  Not only does she show off some of her own, but she tells about a special deal going on now.  Go check it out!

Moo Mini Card from Judy

Sometimes craft show prep means you have to be the one that makes Christmas crafts in August.   Sher reminds us of this in her recent post.  If you need an extra reminder, just walk into any craft store...

Christmas Images from Sher's Creative Space

My own personal tip for a craft show?  Try not to fall and break your ankle.  Yep, that happened to me at a craft show this weekend.  But life goes on and I'm now working on my own upcoming art show :)

What are you doing for fall shows?  Any tips for someone new to the craft show world?


Today's post was brought to you by Jenny of A Bird In The Hand Art.  As the artist and owner behind A Bird In The Hand Art, Jenny spends her time creating unique jewelry and one-of-a-kind home decor pieces.  See her work in her shop or read some of her craft tutorials on her blog.


Memories for Life said...

I can't believe it's already time to start thinking about Christmas! But us business owners have to be on the ball with these things :)
Thanks for sharing my new display piece!

Anonymous said...

Great post today! Sher's right that we do need to start thinking about the holidays already! Welcome craft show season!

Kathleen said...

Great post! Nice to see all the hints and ideas for good shows.

Rose Clearfield said...

Great round up of posts about fall and holiday preparation!

BeadedTail said...

This team is so organized! Great ideas for upcoming fall shows! Hope your ankle gets better soon Jenny!

Erika said...

Jenny, this was a great way to share what others are doing. Thank you.

Kaili Williams said...

I'm starting to prepare for one of my first shows coming up this October. It's been so helpful for the other team members to share their process :)