LiPeony Shop

Friday, February 27, 2009

Weighing Decisions

Happy to say my midterms are done as for doing well on them... that's a secret. =D. With the midterms gone I feel the crushing weight of the shop related things I have to catch up on. I just finished revising my spreadsheet of inventory, sold items and browsed though ideas erasing those I feel won't be good. Excel is a godsend when you learn the ropes and you can easily organize anything and it also does auto calculations too. I have a craft fair coming up March 15th at the Brooklyn Flea. A hip, vintage neighborhood craft show that recently moved indoors.

However this sort of worries me because I have browse though the vendors and pictures of the flea and the styles tend to be retro, vintage hip while my art and origami is more cutesy and whimsical. Makes me wonder if I am in the right venue. My friends said well think of it this way: the difference in your items will make you stand out. Good or bad thing I really don't know. I also don't know if I should make prints of all my art or just some or which ones and in what size. So far in my store I've sold mostly 5 x 7 but maybe it'll be different in person. Ack all the thoughts! My origami is easy as they come in two sizes... tiny and really tiny... lolol. =D. So if you have the time look at my art store: LiPeony and throw me your thoughts on which I should take?

It'll be my first craft fair of the year my 2nd one in my life and I'll be sharing it with two other people of the NewNewTeam! I'm very nervous and glad to be in such a very supportive team. If you have thought about joining a team I think it's great because it forms connections and you have the advice of experienced business craft sellers and meet and grow with newbies like me. A local team is great since we share information on craft fairs/shows and other opportunities. A like minded team like for me Papercrafter or Anime/Kawaii team would also be great to share information.

Until next time... indecisiveness... blah!


LeelaBijou said...

I´m sure you will do it great! Your talent is the only thing you need, the rest will come with it :)

Good luck!

Rosebud Collection said...

What a cute will do well..much luck to you..

Kathy said...

I think your friends might be right...while everyone else's work will all look the same...yours will get all of the attention because it is unique! Good luck. Let us know how it goes.

Kathy said...

Checked your shop. I love them all, but I would definitely take some of the black and whites and the Princess one and any of the others. Everyone likes different things, so you never know.

Angela said...

I think you will do just fine! Try not to worry too much. Your items are one of a kind and that is always a good thing!

Candice said...

Thanks for your advice on my blog. As for your show, I do think you'll stand out in a good way! And I would bring several prints of every kind and size, but be sure to mention to everyone that you can do custom sizes for them, and have them visit your shop!