Thursday, April 26, 2012

Craft Fair details coming soon...

I was so exhausted this past weekend after the craft fair (and the crazy but brief heat wave we had over here), that I haven't had a chance to write the detailed post with all the things I learned from this first craft fair. I promise it will be coming soon, and you will love it. Instead, here's a pretty picture of me at my craft fair booth that my friend Irene from LivedStories took last week Saturday. I'll be back next week with the information, so stay tuned. :) And enjoy the rest of your week!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Almost there....

The craft fair is two days away... and I'm still knitting. I set Wednesday night as my knitting deadline, but I completely ignored it and have just kept on knitting. "Just one more item", I keep saying to myself. Hmm...I need help.

A lot of the items I ordered to go with my items, such as hang tags, stickers and business cards have all arrived, and they look lovely. I purchased a design package from Jennifer Fankhauser of studio71design, and I am so thankful to her for all her hard work, and for putting up with my numerous re-design requests. I think I was a pain in the behind for her a few weeks ago, right before I placed the orders for the marketing materials. Check out her etsy shop and her design portfolio to see the amazing work she does.

I used for the business cards because their cards are just amazing quality, and the ability to put pictures at the back of each card is an awesome marketing perk.

And there was a surprise in the package!! They added a nifty little business card holder (you can see it in the background) to my order. So sweet, right?

I used, a company based in California, to print my hangtags and stickers. I wanted to make sure that I received them in the middle of this week, and they delivered! In fact, I received the hangtags this past Saturday, when I placed my order only on Wednesday. Fast printing, and the quality isn't bad at all! I put the care instructions for my items on the back of the hangtags, so my clients will know how to care for their precious knitted items.

And here are the stickers.

I have to say that now that all these items have arrived, and the date is almost here, I'm kind of excited. I'll let you know how it goes, and give you more detailed info on my craft fair prep and setup after the fair is over. Wish me luck, and have a wonderful rest of the week!!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Another quiet week in blog land..

At least on my end. I'm still prepping feverishly for the craft fair next weekend and so I don't have much to share with you all. I'm so sorry about that. Hopefully I'll have more to give you after the fair is over. I'm sure I'll have a lot of interesting tales and anecdotes from the craft fair. I'm so excited. Wish me luck!

If you live in or are planning to visit the Bay Area around April 21st, please come check out this craft fair.  Have a wonderful week!

PS: Here's a gratuitous picture of a little neck scarf I made a while ago, just because a blog post doesn't seem complete without a picture of an FO. The pattern is from the Classic Elite Yarns Soft Linen booklet "Make it Modern" which was printed in 2008. It's called "Soft Linen Little Leaf Scarf" by Pam Allen.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

I'm a busy spring bee!

A few weeks ago I received an invite from the Craft Fair Organizer at the Milpitas Christian School to participate in a craft fair on April 21st. I was so excited and nervous that I held off from sending in my application until two weeks after I had received the email. Here is a link to the fair announcement in case you are in the Bay Area and want to check it out: 

Now that the fair is almost here, I find myself quite nervous about all the preparations I have to do for it, and all the non-knitting details I have to take care of to make my stall a success. (BTW I'm currently exploring inexpensive display ideas for my scarves, hats, mitts and shawls, so if you have any suggestions, please feel free to share them in the comment section. Also ideas for where to print a banner would also be gladly welcomed.)

In addition to prepping for the craft fair, I also have some designs that I'm working on, on the down low. All in all, I'm super swamped. But hey, it's a good thing, no? :) As such, this post is going to be super short. I'm sharing a few pictures of some of the items I've finished knitting for the fair. Enjoy, and have a great rest of the week!