Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Preparing for the next Umbrella Market

Well, we have roughly two weeks until the next Umbrella Market here in Greenville. My husband and I have been working on shining everything up, putting prices on the front of the cards, and I'll be diligently working on displays one night this week (depends on when I get home). We are going to try to create a "tiered" look this time to add some height to it, and I'm not going to load the table down either. Too much color for one person to take in as they pass. We're going to try to make it a little more subtle.
I still haven't gotten my newer items listed on my Etsy page. We haven't really had a nice sunny weekend for me to take pictures outside, and my camera almost always takes fuzzy pictures. I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong, but it's getting old. It's supposed to be sunny this weekend, so I'm going to try to get out on our balcony and take some good pictures. Pray for sunshine.
Other than that, we've been updating a few things. My business cards were out of date, slightly. The information on them was correct, but you really couldn't tell what I sold just by glancing at them. So we took the little blue design off it, and I added a graphic on the left side of a Romanov weave bracelet that I am working on. It gives the cards more flair, and they stand out more. I need to get some printed off to show my husband.
I've also been working hard on the Etsy page. I'm trying to add better descriptions, better search tags, a more detailed material list, and more photos of the completed items to give you (my customers) a better "feel" for the piece you can't actually touch. Please let me know if it helps.
I also just remembered that I need to make my three signs for the Umbrella Market. Since there is a pole in the middle of the table that has the umbrella on it, we are going to make three laminated signs (if possible) that say that we take checks, a free gift comes with each purchase, and all earrings can be converted to clip-ons for free, and we are going to attach them to the pole to decorate it a bit. I had a LOT of people come through looking for clip-ons at the last show, and while I had a few pairs, I did not have the ability to convert the other pairs to clip-ons on the spot, and I really wish I had. So I'm coming prepared this time.
But on that note, I must close for now. There is still much to do before August 2! Hope to see everyone there!