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Friday, September 11, 2009

Aloha!


Welcome to this week’s edition of Aloha Friday.

In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that they take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So I thought that on Fridays I would take it easy on posting, too. Therefore, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response.

If you’d like to participate, just post your own question on your blog. Don’t forget to visit the other participants! It’s a great way to make new bloggy friends!


THIS WEEKS QUESTION:

If you are a crafty person, do you rent a booth at craft shows?

OR

If you are not crafty, do you attend craft shows? If so, what do you look for when buying homemade?

32 comments:

Alicia said...

I'm not crafty, and I have never been to a craft show, however I used to buy custom handmade clothing for my youngest daughter all the time!!

Design it Chic said...

I would so rent a booth if there would be any craft shows in this darn city of Germany I'm currently living in:P
Aloha!

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Drahdrah said...

Nope, I'm not crafty, and don't attend craft shows. Sorry ! Happy Aloha Friday !

Ave said...

I like buying homemade things.

Janet said...

I'm not crafty, but I do enjoy visiting craft shows. I buy anything from table cloths, to accessories for my kitchen, home-made jams / chutneys in nice bottles are also a firm favourite! We gave lovely Farmer's Markets here and can buy fresh fruit and veg at good prices! Home-made bread and ginger beer! Yum!

East Coast Wahine said...

I've been making handmade soap for over 7 years now. I do 2-4 craft show per year and rent a booth area.

Jennifer said...

I adore craft shows, but have not been for years. I simply have not had either the time or the money.

Mighty M said...

I enjoy going, but I hardly ever do it. I will try to get to some this year! ;-)

{Kiki} said...

I don't do crafty things, and I have only been to one craft show back in 2000.I wish I was crafty. I think about all the wonderful things I could make for family and friends for birthdays and holidays. Thanks for your comment. I too suffered from 80s "big hair" issues. Aloha and take care.
-Kiki

sheila said...

I have my own bath and body business and have done farmers markets. I'm contemplating craft/artisan fairs for the spring.

I look for cleanliness in a booth and products. As well as visual appeal.

MOMMY-MOMO said...

no and no. haha! my crafts is the toddler and I at the kitchen table. thats about it. not very crafty, but trying for him. he loves it!

AudreyO said...

I love crafts. I'm nowhere near good enough to rent a table. I do attend. I look for pieces that are both my taste but also well done. Unfortunately some people sell pieces that for me are really poor quality.

Randi Troxell said...

i'm not really crafty myself... but i do like to go to places that have craft booths set up.. very fun!

have a great wkend!!

~*~ Melissa ~*~ said...

I don't rent a booth... yet!

I'm working on making new things, getting my name out there and buying display items. Then I will start doing shows. I wanted to be ready this year, but life got in the way.

Shelly said...

I'm not crafty and I haven't been to any craft shows. I admire people who are crafty though.

wkiskizt said...

At craft fairs, I look for items that look make me say, "Wow! I never would have thought of that!" or "Wow! I couldn't make that." With a lot of handmade items I'm left feeling like I could do the same thing with a little effort. Good quality craft items are unique and creative.

blueviolet said...

I love going to craft shows! The things I end up buying are the ones that are unique, jump out at me, and are bargain priced. :)

Sue said...

I'm a little crafty but no... never thought of renting a table at a craft show.

Do you know any good craft shows in the area this Fall? Hubby & I are always up for a little jaunt to find some good country things!

Nina said...

I am not crafty at all. I don't do the shows either but I am a minimalist in every way.

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

I'm crafty, but I've never rented a table at a craft show...probably because they don't have those in my vicinity. I used to go to craft shows all the time when I lived in Seattle...LOVE going and seeing all the awesome talent...and buying unique things, too! :)

TheAngelForever said...

I love to do crafty things, especially knit. If I had more time I would love to get a booth, but do not have enough stock piles of things to sell since I keep gifting things.

Pamela M. Kramer said...

No I'm not well I have a few talents but I guess I don't think of them as crafty. I know how to make a mean diaper cake. I sell those in my online store.

I don't attend craft shows. I'm just not there yet. I'm normally too busy doing kid stuff and honestly there is hardly any extra money right now.

Thom said...

I only go to craft fairs when I'm dragged to them LOL. I'm not a shopper at all and not crafty at all :) Have a great weekend :) Aloha

Mrs. Marine said...

I dont have the patience for crafts. But I think if I tried, I could be good at it.

JamericanSpice said...

I'm not crafty or been to a show, but I"d love the experience.

Becca said...

I am not very crafty, but do love to buy creations others have made. I normally end up at places where some artists have booths set up. I just look for originality and a reasonable price. :)

Vicki said...

All Mom and all my sisters are very crafty, but not me. I made a skirt in school and my mom had to redo it. The only thing I ever made that looked decent was a pot holder.

The Head Eagle said...

Great questions...

I am crafty. I however, don't make things in enough quantity to sell.

I do love attending craft shows..I thrive on those sorts of things. There is something cool about having something hand crafted, where no two are alike.

Kimberly@PrettyPinkMomma said...

I am, and I have thought about it. I settled on starting with my own website first and going from there.

I do attend craft shows, and I really look for things that look awesome and you would never guess were homemade or things that definitely don't look like I can do it myself.

Flying Giggles and Lollipops said...

I am not very crafty. I love going to craft fairs, usually during the holidays. I love homemade ornaments during the holidays

ModernMom said...

I am embarrassed by my lack of crafty skills. I have none! Then again, I don't go to the crafty shows either!

Jenni Jiggety said...

There isn't a crafty bone in my body! I do appreciate crafty people though! I am big fan of Etsy!