Flea At Silver Street – November 2018

I finally got the pictures uploaded from the Black Friday market at Flea at Silver Street in Houston, Tx. Enjoy! Advertisements

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Our Labels Suck

We have been having issues with our labels. We print them on an expensive laser printer that we’ve had for several years. So we decided to invest $4000 in a real label printer.

That was Painful but So Worth It!

Over the years, I’ve amassed a lot of cutoff lumber from all the projects that I’ve worked on. I also have a bad habit of buying stuff that I might need for a project one of these days. As a result, my shop has become cluttered and difficult to work in. Do you have a…

Sometimes the Stars Align…

Being a vendor and selling your own creations is a lot of hard work with many obstacles. It is easy to get frustrated because a market doesn’t work out like you planned. Sometime, however, you are shocked because the market far exceeds what you had planned.

Your New Year

Yup. It’s a new year. What does 2019 have in store for you?

Almost There

With a little over a week left until Christmas, I’m sure I’m not the only one feeling the pressure to get products to customers so they can wrap them and put them under the tree.

Boring is What Sells

I was talking to a vendor that I had not yet had the opportunity to meet at a show this past weekend. She is a jeweler and I’ve always been fascinated with the process of making jewelry – particularly rings. I wonder how they get a seamless joint in a ring like that. I was…

You Got This

With only a few days until Thanksgiving and then the Black Friday rush, stress levels for vendors and makers doesn’t get much higher. The only thing on your mind is the next market that you signed up for and all the work that needs to be done.

Lets Talk Numbers

Everybody wants to ask the question, but no one wants to actually say it. “How much do you make at a market?” or “What makes a good market?”

Adaptability is my Superpower

No two shows are the same. Even with the same people and the same organizer, one show will differ from another. You have to be adaptable.