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Craft Show Display Ideas

Each year I try to do a few craft shows. They are a lot of work and effort, so I don’t usually get the chance to fit in more than a few, but I really enjoy them. It is fun to see people interact with my products, socialize in a festive atmosphere and sell a good chunk of product all at once. I also value the chance to practice learning new skills as I make the products to sell, rather than just using the skills I already have to design.

One of my favorite parts of a craft fair is coming up with craft show display ideas. Continue reading Craft Show Display Ideas

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Not Everyone Succeeds Quickly: My Small Business Reflections on 2016

Two years ago, in 2015, I decided to try my hand at selling handmade crocheted items. I didn’t have a lot of free time as a mom of 3 with a part time job, but it seemed like something I could fit into some of those “extra” moments. Like sitting on a bench watching my three boys at the park or watching t.v. with the hubby at night. And maybe, just maybe, I could make a little money at it. I came up with a name, applied for a business license, set up a website, and signed up for a few local craft shows. I loved it! It was so much fun! After figuring in all my expenses at the end of the year, I did make a profit… but it wasn’t much! I was a little bummed, but I thoroughly enjoyed the satisfaction that came from conquering completely new challenges… and at least I covered the cost of all those yarn shopping trips that were probably more than I really needed (who knew buying yarn could be so addicting?)!

Setting up for a craft fair at the end of 2015.

In 2016 I set out to improve my business and my profit. Continue reading Not Everyone Succeeds Quickly: My Small Business Reflections on 2016

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8 Crochet Garland Patterns for Fall

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Garlands are such a wonderful way to add a bit of whimsy and charm to any seasonal or themed decor. Here is a fabulous collection of free crochet garland patterns, specifically for fall! I hope you enjoy them! Feel free to add a link to your own favorite pattern in the comments, or visit my Crochet Garland Board on Pinterest for even more garland ideas and inspiration for every season! Continue reading 8 Crochet Garland Patterns for Fall

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6 Easy Crocheted Items to Sell for Under $5

6EasyItems4Every shop or craft booth needs to have some “easy buys.” Those inexpensive items that are easy to pick up on your way out… simple pleasures, great for office gifts or stocking stuffers! Every major retailer has these… Continue reading 6 Easy Crocheted Items to Sell for Under $5

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T-Shirt Yarn Wrap Bracelet (Tutorial & Free Template)

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This t-shirt wrap bracelet is a simple and comfortable accessory to a summer wardrobe. I personally have several styles made for myself and wear them regularly! So cute! Have fun playing with colors (and don’t feel like you have to stick with t-shirt yarn… see note below) and button styles and even add a charm or two. So many ways to have fun with this pattern! Continue reading T-Shirt Yarn Wrap Bracelet (Tutorial & Free Template)

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