Saturday, September 10, 2011

It's Indie Time!

Well folks, it's that time of year again! If you've been following along since last year, you may already know how hyped-up I get about Indie Emporium. This year, I'm even more excited than usual because there are some fun new developments I want to tell you about.

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It has been so much fun to watch this show develop over the years. Tulsa had never seen anything like this, so Christine Sharp-Crowe took it upon herself to fix it. Now in its fifth year, I am honored to have been a part of it since the very beginning (and blogging about it most of the way). Here's a little peak at how I'm preparing.

The first 50 guests to arrive on Friday evening will receive a swag bag stuffed full of handmade goodies, samples, coupons, and fun little presents. Since so many of the attendees are themselves crafty, I decided to include a handmade button in each coveted bag. Maybe they will come in handy when people leave the show feeling inspired.

Swag

At my booth, I'll be offering my prints for the first time ever at a show! Here they are all packaged up in acid-free bags and mounted onto backboards. Many new photos will be making their debut at this show. Of course you can expect these prints to be colorful and fun, a common theme I strive for with just about everything I make.

Prints

I've also been working on my game face, because I'll be taking part in a serious craft competition. It will be myself vs. the lovely Holly Hall in a hardcore craft-off TO THE DEATH!! Okay, nobody will die. But somebody will be defeated, and it won't be me. Watch this hilarious promotional video for details on how you can participate.



If you live nearby and are planning to attend Indie Emporium, I hope you'll be there on Saturday at 3 pm to cheer me on for this fun new segment of the show!

I've read many articles on what people like to see at craft shows, and I learn a lot from them. It's nice to know what kind of preferences people have when it comes to signage, pricing, displays, etc. So now I'm asking you- what do you like to see when you visit a craft show?

14 comments:

sweetheartville said...

I love you, but I am going to kick your crafty butt so hard!!

I love your photos!

Pili said...

I love the photos from what I can see!!

I'll cheer for you from this side of the pond, Holly!

I'm sure it'll be a great success as it is every year, or even bigger!

Stela said...

I'm so excited for Indie Emporium! I think the craft competition is such a cool idea. Can't wait!!

Out on the prairie said...

I really enjoy these shows and go to lots. It is fun to see the same faces and you often look for them each time.I was in the circuit for a time and miss it a bit. You Haight photo brought a smile, I went to a deli nearby a lot and ate my lunch in a nearby park.

Renee said...

Yay! The buttons are a fabulous idea. Very smart to include something the masses can craft with :) I'm excited to see your prints but more excited to see you DOMINATE THE CRAFT CHALLENGE!! :)

La Alicia said...

LOL!I love the trash talk -- too funny! I'll be rooting for you from here! ;)

DancingMooney ♥ said...

I am loving your prints Holly, have tons of fun at the show! ♥

Audrey said...

Oh Oh - I want to come too!!
Just checked google maps - you are only 16.5 hours directly south of me!!
I could make it!
LOL

wonder what hubby would say...

Erin Bradley said...

I am so excited for you! The competition sounds fun. I'll be rooting for you (from Chicago) for sure! :)

Kristin said...

Those prints are gorgeous! Best of luck at your event!

Aik said...

This sounds so cool! Too bad I can't go.

Jennifer Juniper said...

Your prints are going to be a HUGE hit! I can't wait to hear how well you do and see all the great photos of your set up!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

It sounds like an AMAZING time! Wish I were in the area. Much good luck to you and HAVE FUN!

Lemon Shortbread said...

the button giveaways are so clever! Your prints are beautiful I hope you do well at the show!