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1  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / Re: No Poo Questions on: June 10, 2014 10:24:55 PM
smoke smell is pretty strong, im not sure you'd be able to get it out with anything natural. you might want to try using apple cider vinegar. i'm not sure about hair, but i know in other cleaning uses, in can neutralize odors.
2  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Tips for Participating in Craft Fairs / where the f did i go wrong?.....or...... why was my booth such a failure? on: October 27, 2013 07:01:49 PM
So after years of selling to friends of friends and people telling me i should sell my stuff ive finally started into the world of craft fairs. ive decided to sell baby blankets (swaddlers, taggies and lovies), machine embroidered onesies, tutus and bath salts/sugar scrubs. I did a small show at the library where i was the only one selling any of those items. I sold half my stock of salts/scrubs but nothing else, every one that stopped by said how  my baby stuff was great but all their kids were grown or i had too much girl stuff (apearantly having a flower sitting on the lillypad of froggy fabric automaticly makes it girly Roll Eyes ). So i took all that into consideration and the next one i did was at a family  event aimed at a younger crowd. I improved my overall display and i also added a bunch of boy themed items and made a few items special for the zombie/halloween theme of the event. I had tons of people stop by. Everyone loved my halloween themed stuff, commented on how it would be great for so and so and then walked off. Everyone was impressed with how i could make bath products that smell so good by using natural products. And my baby stuff was a huge hit people would spend 10-15 mins in my little booth going through every item trying to decide which one they liked best. The only problem is that of the entire 8 hour event i only sold 2 items.
Can someone please help me figure out what the heck i did wrong? I was standing in front chatting with potential customers the entire time. I kept my prices in line with the other booths there, in fact numerous people said they were surprised at how reasonable my prices were. I had pricing readily displayed ans my display had variety without being over crowded, i actually even got some comments on how cute my display was.
Id love any feedback/advice/suggestions. The only thing i dont need to hear is the whole "ive been doing craft shows for the past 50 years and you just gotta let time take its course and after 50 more tries you'll find something that works" speech. its incredibly hard for me to get a saturday off from work (which is when all the fairs are) and i dont have a ton of money to be throwing at registration fees when im not making a profit so if im going to continue doin fairs i need to be very proactive in changing things to make them work.
Thanks in advance for any help you may have
3  SEWING IN GENERAL / Machine Embroidery: Discussion and Questions / Re: Ball Point Needle For Embroidering Knits? on: September 24, 2013 06:15:44 PM
Well i started doing an embroidery with a ball point needle and everything started going all wonky and birdsnesting and the thread kept breaking and ever since then it wont even sew right let slime embroider properly. So im thinking something got pulled out of place or something. maybe that thing about the thread going through embroidery needles easier is why it went all crazy. Hopefully ill have time to take the machine in next week and they'll be able to tell me where i went wrong
4  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: shades of blue on: June 28, 2013 08:21:55 PM
that's what i was thinking too but i'm trying to be good and not buy supplies until i actually need them which is why i didn't get it when i saw it lol
5  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: shades of blue on: June 27, 2013 05:08:10 PM
cute!

i saw that spray e6000 at michaels the other day, if you get it let me know how it works, i'm wondering if its going to have the same holding power as the original.
6  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Rennaisance Festival Swap Gallery (Sendouts 6/5/13) on: June 17, 2013 09:26:18 PM
wow that cloak is amazing

love the dragon scale bag and dragon ear wraps

and that knight outfit is awsome.

i recieved from Tamalama a few days ago but have just been to busy/worn out to put up pics, but i finally got some today.

she sent me a ren inspired jewelry set

there's a crown, necklace, bracelet, earrings, ring, 2 hair combs, and a hair flower






I think the flower may just end up being an every day flower

Thanks Tamalama!
7  CRAFTSTER CRAFT CHALLENGES / Craftster Craft Challenges / Re: Craft Challenge #88 - Dollar Store Challenge Round 4 - Entries Due Jul 1 - 8 on: June 15, 2013 12:15:45 AM
Work decided to be jerks and make me work at the far away location for the past couple weeks. They make me take an hour lunch break and I don't know anyone there which would normally stink, but there's a dollar store across the street so that's where i've been spending my lunch breaks, I picked up something the other day that i really want to use for a project i just don't know what yet, hopefully inspiration will strike soon
8  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Rennaisance Festival Swap Gallery (Sendouts 6/5/13) on: June 13, 2013 05:17:17 PM
Those snoods are so pretty, and the pattern on the bag looks so nice!

tracking says that my package was out for delivery today but the mail's already came and the only thing i got was an ad for car insurance Sad
9  CRAFTSTER CRAFT CHALLENGES / Craftster Craft Challenges / Re: Craft Challenge #88 - Dollar Store Challenge Round 4 - Entries Due Jul 1 - 8 on: June 10, 2013 11:29:45 PM
oh man this could be dangerous, my boyfriend often says that if i could, i'd live at the dollar store lol.
10  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Fabric Printing Swap Gallery on: June 10, 2013 05:10:56 PM
Received from megstar today

she stamped this awsome nerdy space fabric with three of the best ships out there, the TARDIS, the Millennium Falcon, and the USS Enterprise




i'm not sure what i'm going to use it for yet, but i'm sure its going to be something amazing

thanks so much!!!
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