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1  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Tips for Participating in Craft Fairs / So Discouraged...New to craft shows... on: October 15, 2010 09:18:52 PM
I just did my 1st craft show last month.  Long story short, it didnt go well.  Noone did well, poorly attended.  Chalk it up to experience and move on.....

I was going to do 1 or 2 more shows before christmas.  The 1st one is a 1st year show at a large church, iffy, but only $20 and I know the coordinator.  The 2nd one was another large church, 20th annual.  100% homemade.  Awesome.... 

NOW I get a phone call that the 2nd show coordinator doesnt know if my items are "homemade enough".  Granted, my items are made with materials that previously served a different purpose....  diaper trikes, fuzzy sock cupcakes, washcloth candy, infant sock corsages, towel ponchos.  I kinda get where she is coming from, but I never thought of my items as "creative packaging", I am creating something new out of other things....  SO if she decides not to accept my application, its now only a month away and the other shows will probably be booked...UGH

So im left with 1 crappy show done, one iffy show left.  Maybe I should just stick to my day job.  Anyone want a tub full of fuzzy socks???

thanks for listening to my vent!  I needed to get that off my chest, LOL
2  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Discussion and Questions / Scalding during heat setting??? on: July 13, 2010 02:56:00 PM
I am a n00b at silk-screening, have just done a couple.  The actual screen printing process went well, but it is the heat-setting that has given me problems. The first few I did were fine.  They were white...  Now I just tried to heat-set two baby blue onesies and they both scalded!  They are 100% cotton and I had them set on the cotton setting.  I am using my household iron, ironing for 3 minutes per side.  Anyone have any ideas or suggestions for me???
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