After annoyingly driving around for 20 minutes trying to find parking (the lot was full with about 30 cars lining up to find spots) we finally found a spot and went to the Felt Club craft show in Los Angeles today. It was pretty fun to see in person all the crafts I'm familiar with from online. A whole lot of Etsy sellers and popular craft bloggers had booths. Some you may recognize include My Paper Crane and Boy Girl Party and ex libris anonymous to name only three. Their booths were so busy I had to wait five minutes to get in. Seriously, just take a look at the vendor list to see who was there. It was very cool! My husband walked around bored but it was like celebrity spotting for me! (while true celebrity spotting doesn't excite me in the least)
However, I don't want to talk about stuff I already knew about. I want to mention two vendors that I hadn't seen before that I really loved. Wait...no, I was just going to link to the vendors site listed on her business card, but it says "coming soon"... Let me check the other one. Nope. No site, just another "coming soon". Argh.
Okay. This is now turning into a post where I gripe about marketing and business practices. I could continue and blather on about all my observations on where vendors went wrong with their booths...like having no prices on anything or no sign with their business name on it, but... Okay. I will. However, I think this deserves a whole new post. Don't get me wrong though, most of these vendors are already successful so they must be doing something right and many of them had the "keys to craft booth success" down pat too. What are the "keys to craft booth success" you ask? Stay tuned!