Our First Market Since this All Started

At some point we all have to get back to work. This past weekend we dipped our toes into a local market here in Houston. We didn’t really expect much but we did make a few dollars and socialized with our vendor friends. It is important to remember that everyone in the vendor community is…

Everything Has Changed… For Now

The entire world seems to be staying inside and away from other people. Markets, if they are even open, are empty and devoid of people. What do I do now?

1%

The true 1% is not measured by wealth. The true 1% is not measured by what they drive or where their kids go to school. The true 1% is not measured by the size of their houses or where they vacation.

Time For Plan B (and C and D)

The Corona Virus (COVID-19) has cause markets to be cancelled, shelves to empty and total boredom with daytime TV. What are you going to do?

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.

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…

Pecan Street Festival – Austin, TX

We are kicking off the fall season with our most expensive market to date. We have heard a lot about the Pecan Street Festival in Austin, so we finally got up the nerve to try it.