Sunday, May 8, 2011

Unique LA and fabric

Today I convinced him to go to Unique LA, and I think he had more fun than I did!!! I could tell by the comment "I think I will go to all the craft fairs with you from now on." I didn't take any photos, but I did observe what makes a good booth, which will help me in the future when I decide to join the craft fair community.

I seems like there are so many important things. My list of good booth ideas :

1. Good prices. For instance, deals for multiple purchases and a discount bin. Both of those things drew me in today.
2. A good personality. You need to draw people in, then get them to like you. If they like you, they will buy things.
3. A colorful, attractive booth. There can't be too many items, and there can't be to little. I think that an equal amount of decorations to items seemed to work for me. And woodland themed :) Also good furniture to display on.

Another good thing about the fair today was that it was right next to Michael Levine, one of my favorite fabric stores. The prices are higher than JoAnns, but the selection far superior. I decided on picking 5 fabrics for future blankets (something I've started, which I will show after I give the one I made to the owner).

Here are the 5 I picked:
Woodland Friends 2 by Ellen Crimi-Trent

Robin Pickens for Robert Kaufman

Kaffe Fassett for Rowan - Suzani Embroidered

Eagle Peak Trail Map by Alexander Henry (his pick)

zoology by michael miller

I'm so excited to accomplish these blankets. I have materials for one other that i will post about as I finish the blanket that are also from the Kaffe Fassett line. I'm starting to feel like its one of my favorites!

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