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?

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?

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…

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.