Hi...Wanted to quickly share my experience with my first texas fair. I just got back from Austin's Maker Fair/ Bizarre Bazaar. It wasn't a super busy craft fair although it was HUGE. I met tons of wonderful people and had some good trades with the other crafters. So i would say in that sense it was pretty successful. I think this being the first year that the two fairs join force + there was a bit Missouri Texas game that same weekend not to mention 2 other fairs...might have lended to its low turnout for customers. Although the kid/food/ exhibit part of the fair was pretty busy and very interesting. Maybe the next couple of years they might have worked out the kinks and planning. We'll see. ;)
Also I wanted to quickly post these two photos taken with the iphone... not the best quality but definitely cute pics. I had a wonderful time meeting everyone and look forward to seeing everyone again soon.
Just a quick informational note, that our team met again tonight, October 16th. Team members check our Ning group for details. Our next meeting is currently scheduled to take place on November 18th at Cafe Express in Uptown Center. Two new members came and joined this evening!
Something to look forward to... our team will have a Flickr Pool soon. Ana Maria of www.amaria.etsy.com will be setting it up, so that you will be able to see samples of team members items past and present.
Remember that many of us are willing to do commission work. Check our etsy shop Alchemy announcements!
First, let me say that I hope that everyone reading this blog came through the hurricane with minimal damage to themselves and their property. Well, after 12 days without power and 13 days without internet, I am still struggling to catch up! Between dealing with contractors, dealing with insurance companies and dealing with FEMA, I feel like there are many forces conspiring to keep me in Houston for another month. I felt the need to let my turmoil spill out into a Hurricane Treasury, so here it is: http://www.etsy.com/treasury_list.php?room_id=12320 - please click all the items. The comments have already filled up, but feel free to leave your comments here. I would love to know what you think. Unsurprisingly, the best Hurricane art can be found from people living in Hurricane territory. So, my Treasury features several Houston artists and a smattering of artists who either live or have lived in Hurricane prone areas. I hope you enjoy it!
Check our Artisans of Houston 101 section to get the basics about what to bring to meetings, how we are organized, etc.Please read this if you plan on attending a meeting!
We began as a group interested in forming a Houston area Etsy team, but are now a local independent 501(c)(6) trade organization. Many of us have shops on Etsy, and most of us also sell at local festivals or shows. Check for dates and locations of upcoming events.