Bazaar Stars

Riverfest

Riverfest Arts & Crafts Show in Canton, GA U.S.A. September 2013

To be or not to be ….a Bazaar Star?

In my life I have only participated in two craft festivals from behind the counter—once as an assistant to a friend who makes jewelry and once as owner of Green Craft Studio. There is a big difference between assisting and doing the show. The preparatory work alone makes me shudder to consider. There are so many thoughts to process….what NEW items to produce…and how much stock to prepare…and the pricing and tagging….and the signage…. the TO DO LIST grows and grows …and suddenly, it’s SHOWTIME! Which translates: SMILE, SMILE, SMILE until your face hurts.

That’s my plan for success during my next show anyways.

Appealing to the masses can be a looming task for any artist, but especially one who designs and creates products one at a time like I do. I take cues on what to produce from my custom requests filtering into the studio through my online etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/greencraftstudio.  As I attempt to fill the booth with complimentary items, I envision a Shabby Country Cottage Chic arrangement in shades of the season. You will see vintage inspired handmade bags and aprons among other vintage or vintage inspired accessories for the lady(s) in your life.

Everything in the booth is handmade. And whether its my line of Ruffled Flapper Totes  in 3 sizes or Retro Kitcheyware Aprons for guys and gals, the booth is sure to be filled with a feast for your eyes. Don’t be surprised if you feel nostalgic as you stroll through, browsing until your hearts content, after all everything from the studio is taken from the past. They all lived as something else prior to becoming a product of the Green Craft Studio because the materials are re-purposed clothing or linens. The prices are very affordable, but the quality is superb.  I know you will go home with something you just love!

I also know that as long as I can SMILE, I can get through the craft show with success. Greeting everyone who walks by the booth might be a bit over the top, but I hope to meet as many new folks as possible. If you get to come to the mountains of North Georgia this autumn, be sure to plan time for the Mountain Moonshine Festival in Dawsonville, Georgia and look for us. Stop by and register for a chance to win a holiday shopping coupon card, so you can shop LOCAL online w/ me and my fellow Etsyians.

This blog will be updated as the dates for the Mountain Moonshine Festival draw near.  Mark your 2014 calendar: Sat/Sun, Oct. 25, 26 in Dawsonville, Georgia.

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and away we GO!

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I registered with WordPress.com, so I could comment on an existing post on the NORGA Etsy Team website (https://www.northgeorgiamade.com), and suddenly I am creating my own blog website and writing my first blog ever.

So here we go!

I run an Etsy shop called Green Craft Studio. I work from home, sewing products that I design and sell on Etsy. When I was just a teeny bopper growing up in the 70’s, my mom sewed from home. She designed and fabricated costumes for a rock band. How cool is that, right? I thought it was real cool, but I had no idea how much work went into those costumes–most of Mom’s sewing happened after all the family went to sleep. I’d like to think that my products are real cool, just as cool as what mom did in the 70’s, but I’ll let my readers be the judge of that. I guess that’s why you see the 70’s influence on my favorite item, the Hip2Bsquare BoHo Bag. It is the most popular item I make. It is a beautiful purse that holds everything but the kitchen sink.  I get custom requests for it all the time. It happens to be my favorite thing to make, too.

So, I thought it should be featured in my first Studio Blog… see more at my website: https://www.etsy.com/shop/greencraftstudio and see more products made in North Georgia U.S.A. at https://www.northgeorgiamade.com (NORGA/North Georgia Etsy team members featured there.)

 

HIP2B BoHo Blue Lady 4picsin1HIP2B Paris Aqua bling 3picsin1HIP2B WhiteBritebeads

 

HIP2B Organic Orange 2HIP2B BoHo Baby BlueHIP2B Teal Poppies 1

Hip2Bsquare Boho bags like this one at www.etsy.com/shop/greencraftstudio

Hip2Bsquare Boho bags like this one at http://www.etsy.com/shop/greencraftstudio