Tuesday, April 10, 2007
South End Open Market
Invitations are done! It was a big project, but very gratifying. We all worked together and thank whoever for the internet, made things so much easier. Made things possible! Mom was a HUGE help; addressed all the envelopes and held my hand when I got overwhelmed, yay Mom!
Now I can look ahead to what is next. Exciting development: I was accepted to receive two free spots at South End Open Market in Boston this summer and fall! Originally, when I heard about the market, I knew I would want to do it, but they require a commitment of 5 Sundays in the 6 month season and I knew I wasn't ready for that quite yet. I was planning on attending this season, observing and being jealous of the vendors. Then I read a post in the Etsy forums (to which I am unashamedly addicted) that SEOM offers free spaces to first time Etsy vendors, so I signed up. Whee!! The dates are July 22nd and September 30th.
Now I need to think about what I will be selling and how to display it. Luckily, on the September date, I will be sharing a table with Liz who owns Lush Beads the great little bead store in downtown Lowell. She will be a great table mate, won't scare away my fish. Let me explain that: it is my experience that customers at a craft show approach your table like timid fish and any little thing can startle them away. Especially a clueless adjacent vendor who feels compelled to make a friendly comment on somthing banal like the shirt the customer is wearing, which, like oppposite magnets, propels them away from your table instantly. Grr.
I know there will be much jewelry at the show, so I will showcase my eggs, felt and mom's cards. So now I am off to reconfigure the layout of 70 or so of mom's watercolor designs to my new printer. I had them all set up on the old one, but now the margins are all off, and the colors are odd so I need to redo each one. But it's a labor of love! And the new printer makes such pretty prints, it's really satisfying. I will have a whole spinner rack of her cards at the show!
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