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.
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.
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?