Craft Shows 2014

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This afternoon I will be at my third and final craft show for the season.

Three weekends in a row sitting and smiling and engaging potential present and future clients.

I believe it is important to have a presence in the community for word of mouth and face-to-face to be a potential business attraction. I know myself I prefer to do business with people who I “know” rather than a sterile webpage. Crafting is all about art and the human reaction to it and that is how I would like to represent my business.

The product may not have been jumping off the table but I am proud that (with the co-sharing of my friend Irene of Bear Hug Quilts) I took a chance and got to know a variety of other local artists and vendors.

I’d love to know: What do you enjoy when you go to craft shows or bazaars? What do you look for in a vendor?

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My crochet and knit items displayed on a wooden tv stand. I also have tree skirts and a (folded over) Mr & Mrs Claus wall hanging.
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We straightened the sign and closed the gate to the “bar” after this photo was taken to crisp up the look of our display.

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Elizabeth Ruth

Elizabeth Ruth

Elizabeth is a children's book author and designer of knit and crochet character hats under the brand The Ruthless Crafter. In her spare time she loves to read, watch movies, spend time with her family, and swim. She lives a full, happy life in Kitchener, Ontario with her husband and their two children.

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