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Friday, May 20, 2011

Craft Fairs, oh my!

A few weeks ago, I happened upon an awesome chance to apply for the Custer's Last Stand Festival of the Arts, a huge street fair held in Evanston, IL, just north of Chicago. You may remember Evanston as the setting of your favorite teen comedy, Mean Girls. No? Just me?

mounted hearts, owls and bunnies

Well, I was accepted to the craft fair portion, which means - I will be participating in my very first craft fair! I'm really excited, and I'm crafting non-stop, including a lot of new things, like those tiny mounted bunnies, owls and hearts above.

mounted mustaches of all shapes and sizes

And of course - mustaches in many sizes and shapes. I've ordered a tent and decided that I should "get into" this whole craft fair thing. So stay tuned for more craft fair updates between now and June 18th & 19th!

6 comments :

  1. Congrats on your first fair, I love Evanston and Custer's Last Stand was one of the first street festivals I went to when I moved to Chicago 4 years ago.

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  2. oh I was in the US for the first time in November (from Australia) and I stayed in Deerfield (near Evanston) but didn't find any craft markets- bummer!)

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  3. I do a lot of art shows and I love it! Sales vary from show to show but I always manage to get back my registration fee and make a bit of a profit. My only bit of advice is to bring more change than you ever thought you would need and check out The Square (www.squareup.com) so you can take credit cards.

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  4. A piece of advice I have for your first craft fair experience is SPRAY ON SUNBLOCK. It is your friend.

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