Tuesday, March 3, 2015

After the 3rd Day of Craft Show

It has been three days into my Craft Show and my inventory is already less then what it was after my last show (which BTW was my best show ever).

Yesterday, my husband watched my booth so I could get some other business done. He really did good and straightened up some items I had overlooked. He will watch my booth again today, because I have some embroidery work that needs to be done and I need to make more hair bows.

Each show brings about it's own set of challenges and this show is no different. We have a Winter Storm Warning over our area of Arkansas starting tomorrow. This may or may not hurt my sales for Thursday. Thursday night is when customers will start to line back up for a big promotional event. One thing I've found out in the past, if you say it's going to sleet, ice and/or snow there is a very good chance the customers will show up in bigger crowds.

Business Tip:
My business wasn't always this successful. It takes time to make your business something people will come back to and they refer to their friends. Find out what you are good at, find your niche in the market, find out how to make your items better and find out how to make your customers proud to say they buy from you. I also condition my mind to always try to make my items and my booth better then the last item or event. This doesn't mean I'm always spending more money, it means to make sure "Quality" is my goal.

Make sure to look at my previous post and check out the video of my hairbow booth from when I set up the first day.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Craft show display

After a long day, concluding with setting up my craft show display booth, I believe my voice is a little winded while taking the video. You will see how my booth looks after the set up, but before the show starts. Craft Show Display Set Up

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Search Box

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

How to Make a Fold Over Elastic Hair Tie - Tutorial

I recently made a tutorial on how to make Fold Over Elastic Hair Ties and I'd like to share it here.  Please click the link below and I'd appreciate it if you would click "like" to show me some love if you do like the tutorial.

Make a Fold Over Elastic Hair Tie Tutorial


Saturday, December 6, 2014

A journey of having a craft business

A few years ago I started blogging but gave up when I made a major move from one state to another.  As with many events of this nature, life gets in the way of getting back on track. I made a few attempts but life kept getting in the way. I was recently encourage to start my blog back and continue to share my crochet patterns to get me started. 

In addition to sharing my crochet patterns and other tutorials I would like to share information on operating a craft business.  I'll share my successes and mistakes. 

Come back soon for more updates. 

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Twisted Ribbon Flower Hair Bow Clip Tutorial

I enjoy making many different kinds of items and hair bows are one of my favorite.  Below is a tutorial video of Nicole's Twisted Ribbon Flower Hair Bow Clip, I made earlier this year.  With her permission I made the "how to" on using two different colors when making the flower. 
She did a great job with the design.
If the video doesn't show up below, please click here to view.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Fortunate Cookie Scrubbie Crochet Pattern

Fortune Cookie Scrubbie or Make-up Remover Scrubbie

Material needed:

H Crochet Hook

Small amount of 2 contrasting colors of Cotton Worsted Weight Yarn (I can make several out of two 2.5 oz Lily’s Sugar’n Cream)


Color A

Round 1: Ch 4, sl st in first ch to make a ring. Ch 1. Sc 14 in ring. Sl st in top of first sc. Ch 1

Round 2: 2 sc in each sc (total 28 sc). Sl st in top of first sc. Cut yarn.

Color B

Round 3: SC in any sc from previous round, 2 sc in each sc around (total 56 sc). Sl st in top of first sc. Ch 1

Round 4: Reverse SC in each SC from previous round. Sl st in first Reverse SC. (optional, if you want a loop, chain 8, sl st in first reverse sc).

Cut yarn.

Tie in all ends.

Video on Reverse SC can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhSbycwfpdo

Fold in Half to make Scrubbie look like a Fortune Cookie.


Fortunate Cookie Scrubbie © Rhonda Mullins 2008