Making Quick and Easy Items for Sale

When I first started considering making things to sell at art markets, craft markets and vintage markets, I went to a woodworking show. One of the seminars was a Q&A session with someone who makes bowls for sale at these markets. I’ll always remember a key piece of advice from him. He said that trying…

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Round Top – Spring 2019

I didn’t take my big camera, but here are a few pictures of some of the things I found in Round Top, Texas this past weekend.

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.

Junk Hippy – New Braunfels, TX

This past weekend we did a 1 day show in New Braunfels. Setup was on Friday and the show hours were 9 – 6 PM on Saturday. We had a great day and it turned out to be our second best day ever! It was a lot of work. Monica had to take Friday off…

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

There will be times that you will need to make decisions about whether to go to a market or not. It is easy to make a decision and then wonder if it was the right one. Once a decision is made, all you can do is move forward.

Going Back to Shopify

Running an online store is challenging. Most of us don’t have the extra money to hire someone to run an online presence full-time so every minute spent dealing with online store issues is a minute away from actually running the business.