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1  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Crochet & Found item Necklaces on: September 23, 2012 10:02:46 AM
These were so easy to make, and so much fun! Crochet circles, sewed them together, and used vintage buttons and some pieces I purchased at Michael's. To add a finishing touch, I covered the backs with some fabric to match.

I've also made these as barrettes, which seem to be more popular.

2  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Painting gone to the Dogs - 3 dog "warm-up" paintings on: September 23, 2012 09:47:47 AM
Love the colors and the textures, especially on that middle one with the tennis ball!!
3  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: New Funky Artist! Check it out! on: September 23, 2012 09:46:44 AM
Thanks for the <3 everyone!
4  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Crochet Earrings on: September 23, 2012 09:30:00 AM
Thanks for all the positive comments everyone, more to come from me! <3
5  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Using Pinterest for promotion? on: September 22, 2012 01:03:18 PM
Hi Everyone!

What are your opinions on pinning your items on Pinterest for promotion?

I sell art prints and there is so much controversy about copyright and stealing images on Pinterest, I'm very apprehensive about doing this but I know it would bring a lot of views and maybe some business.
6  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Tips for Participating in Craft Fairs / Art and Craft? on: September 20, 2012 06:41:59 PM
Hi everyone, I have a general question for those of you who are more on the arts end of the crafting business.

I am an illustrator as my main interest (and that is what my returning customers know me for), but I also knit and crochet to sell. I like to try to make my art and my handmade items match in style, and I think that having tangible items at my table brings potential print customers in.  

However, I've read a lot of things that say that you should only focus on one item or specialty, so not to distract your customers. Really, the handmade items are a lot less for me income wise, but not everyone wants just art. I don't want to totally go away from selling these items, but  I also don't want to confuse people and push them away from my booth.

Personally, I think if your space is not cluttered and has some sort of theme, you're okay to have art integrated with other items.

What is your opinion on this?

Here's some images of my booth from a craft show last spring, my space has evolved into something different, but this will give you an idea of what I mean:

7  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Re: Make yourself a custom stamp for tags & crafts! It's AWESOME! on: September 20, 2012 05:44:53 PM
Thank you for the link! This looks like a much better place than the places I was hoping to order one from!! Yours looks great!
8  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Crochet Earrings on: September 18, 2012 09:21:10 PM
I've always loved crocheting with thread, and I've always loved big earrings. So to ease the stress on my ears, and satisfy my craving for big and colorful, I started using my doily & granny square patterns, along with my own designs as earrings.

9  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Daffodils! with pattern link on: September 18, 2012 09:05:23 PM
I am a florist and I always wanted to make a crochet floral arrangement! Thanks for the link! Beautiful job!!!
10  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Solaster Rainbow Crochet Lace Parasol on: September 18, 2012 08:46:19 PM
Oh I love it, Would love it in green!!!  Grin
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