The Renegade Craft Fair is only one week away now, and I’ve entered super panic mode! Brandon started making some PVC/concrete weights for the tent today, and I’ve been working on some new cards and stationery. Tomorrow we’ll do a test run with the tent, tables, card racks, lighting, etc. The lighting element is new to me, and I don’t need any surprises when setting up at the show. I bought a bunch of cheap shades at IKEA in pink, brown, and orange, and I hope they’ll look as good as I think they will.
I’ve been quietly updating all of my products. The stationery is now cover weight instead of text weight (the thicker paper is much nicer). I’m switching my cards from A2 to 4 bar (slightly smaller). I’m looking into professional printing instead of screenprinting and gocco-printing everything. I am one girl (with a helpful husband and a part-time assistant – hi, Ashley!), and I think it’s time to move away from handmade.
It’s been a tough decision for me, but I feel it’s the right one. If I free myself from production, I can devote more time to designing and growing the business. So… this may be my last craft fair! Yikes.
Je suis nerveuse.