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Craftzilla Lessons & The Finger Healing Process

on December 7, 2009 - 12:36pm

Craftzilla table
Yetch snapped a quick picture of the table at Craftzilla with his phone (I still think this is an amusing thing to say. If I read that statement 20 years ago, I'd have said "Sure. Soon we'll be cutting our hair with the remote control too"). Vendors were encouraged to bring a string of Christmas lights so I grabbed a string last minute, not knowing how I'd use it.

As you can see from the picture, it just ended up snaking through the display, but that was because the venue was a little dark and I wanted to illuminate the items. The hooks inside the new ornament display box helped immensely with this.

So what did I learn from this experience, and what tidbits can I pass onto anyone out there new to selling?

Always have a backup plan for how you will organize your display in case there is less table space than expected. I spent the morning before the event playing with different display scenarios, and this helped when I had a foot less of space than anticipated.

Whoooooo's Getting Ready for Christmas?

on November 23, 2009 - 12:02pm


The newest addition to the Christmas ornament projects include these Owl Wreaths.

Using the tiny Christmas tree doesn't help give you a sense of size. They are approximately 10cms high.

Being an owl lover, I think they are ridiculously cute. I'm hoping they will appeal to a wide variety of people.

If you're in Toronto, and hope to get your hands on these, I have two shows coming up. First I'll be at Girlesque at Mitzi's Sister, 1554 Queen West at 9:30 (I'll be one of the people NOT wearing tassells or boas) tomorrow night (Nov 24, 2009).

And for those of you who may prefer a slightly more traditional craft event, I'll be part of Craftzilla on Saturday, December 5, 2009. It runs from 1:00pm - 6:00pm at Kathedral 651 Queen Street West.

At the moment, these are my only shows. Don't miss your chance to get a Peek-a-boo plant for the one you love!

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