|Posted by Sabrina Robertson on July 28, 2015 at 4:25 PM||comments (0)|
We are creative people and business owners. We have a LOT to do. While the majority of our brain is constantly occupied with creating and filtering new ideas for a new art or craft project, the other part struggles to do everything else effectively. The problem is that we still need to put in the time and effort that is required to make it as a successful entrepreneur, or else nobody will hear about us. Advertising cost effectively. That’s why tips and tricks that cu...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Sabrina Robertson on July 21, 2015 at 3:40 PM||comments (0)|
His name was Fleming, and he was a poor Scottish farmer. One day, while trying to make a living for his family, he heard a cry for help coming from a nearby bog. He dropped his tools and ran to the bog. There, mired to his waist in black muck, was a terrified boy, screaming and struggling to free himself. Farmer Fleming saved the boy from what could have been a slow and terrifying death.
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|Posted by Sabrina Robertson on July 14, 2015 at 3:20 PM||comments (0)|
Our Mentors and Advice
As we have been attending events over the years, we have made MANY mistakes and suffered MANY losses and learned MANY lessons.
Some of those lessons we learned on our own. But MANY, MANY, MANY lessons and ideas have come from other vendors that we are pleased to now count among our friends!
I want to recognize them publically here. I hope that when you see them at an even...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Sabrina Robertson on July 7, 2015 at 3:45 PM||comments (0)|
How Trends Change Our Business
Every single event is different. Even the same event differs from year-to-year. EVERYTHING affects the events – weather, gate count, gate fee, local economy, other events the same weekend, musicians appearing at the event, a large event the weekend before, etc. All these variables combine to make or break a vendor’s success at an event. I think, also, the number of years an event has been going – it re...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Sabrina Robertson on June 30, 2015 at 3:10 PM||comments (0)|
How Did You Start Your Business?
It was Kelsey’s idea!
We had been to Highland Games and Renaissance Fairs and loved them so much that we were trying to figure out how we could be more involved and part of the action.
So, in 2007, Kelsey made a bunch of necklaces of Celtic-y charms on leather and we got a few other items together (wind chimes, Irish-themed coffee mugs) and we got our $40 shade ten...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Sabrina Robertson on June 25, 2015 at 6:50 PM||comments (0)|
Would You Rather Pay By Mail?
Lately we have seen more interest in paying for your order by mail. If this interests you, we want to make sure you are aware that we do offer payment by mail when you place your order. Just look for this option when you place your order. Also, it does take a little extra time in the mail and clearing your check, but this is a nice alternative for those of you who are nervous about placing orders online. Just click "Read Full Post »
|Posted by Sabrina Robertson on June 23, 2015 at 3:30 PM||comments (0)|
What to Do? What to Do?
No, you didn’t miss posts of my “weekly” blog, I did. I just let time get away and “stuff” get in the way and didn’t get it caught up. But I’m back, at least for a while and will try to keep up!
This is the time of year I begin working in earnest on my “Wanna-Do” list for the summer. All those things, those projects, that take...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Sabrina Robertson on May 5, 2015 at 11:30 AM||comments (0)|
This week -- TODAY, as a matter of fact, marks my mother's 77th birthday! Now, I could get all mushy (I am), or wax poetic (I am), or pull some great quotes others have made about their mothers (I WILL!), so here goes:
“A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Sabrina Robertson on April 29, 2015 at 3:45 PM||comments (0)|
Admittedly, I am a terrible photographer! I have improved since I first started taking photos of my items for sale, but still have a LONG way to go!
No matter how expert my photography skills become, however, NOTHING beats you holding the piece in your hand while I tell you how and when I made it and why I chose the materials I did and what it meant to me -- and I ask how it speaks to you ...
I meet many, many people, but I may not have met you. ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Sabrina Robertson on April 21, 2015 at 3:45 PM||comments (0)|
My husband and I will be celebrating 27 years of wedded bliss in the next few days. We knew each other for two months, dated for one before we got married. I certainly do not recommend this for everyone, but it worked for us! My husband asked me to marry him every time we went out from the second date on! I would always laugh, but he remained serious ... and relentless. We had both been married before and were older, maybe that is why it worked for us.Read Full Post »