The Buyer Days show in Saratoga Springs last week was a great learning experience. I didn’t sell much but met some wonderful artisans & shop owners and found that there are a lot of things I need to prepare differently for my next trade show.
One major bonus of doing the show is that I now also have a lot of new inventory that needs to be photographed! That feels a bit daunting but I recognize that it is a great opportunity to refresh my ArtFire shop. I normally only produce work on this scale in the fall, when it flies out of galleries faster than I can photograph it! During this slow season I can afford to take some time to document my recent work and offer some ready-to-ship pieces online. We are hoping for some warm weather tomorrow so maybe Molly will model for me outside. The tool shed makes a great backdrop and I’m really excited about the Rustic scarves I made for the show.
One thing I really need to have made up, besides working on this site, is a great brochure. I have so many different types of scarves that a price sheet just isn’t sufficient for sending home with people. So as I get photos done, I will be adding complete descriptions for each of my scarf styles here and posting ready to ship scarves in my ArtFire shop. If you took a wholesale price sheet home from my booth and have come here seeking enlightenment about scarf styles, I promise that epiphanies will be available by mid-April!