Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Get Involved!

The Queen City Craft Bazaar is coming on 5/12 and there are several ways you can get involved.

Become a Vendor
Applications are now being accepted through Feb 10th for the Spring show.  The QCCB is a juried show and we look for unique indie crafters, artists and designers who embody the DIY movement.  Please take some time to look around the site, read the About page and if you feel you might be a good fit check out the show info and application page.

We are seeking help in the following areas. 

  • Promotion - are you a PR/Marketing student who is looking to gather some skills and experience with event promotion?  I'm looking for people to help out with promoting the show via digital marketing as well as good old fashion street marketing (hanging posters, postcards etc)
  • Show help - Setting up, running the show and breaking it all down is a lot of work.  I can always use help if anyone is interested in learning the ropes of what it takes behind the scenes to make this show happen.   Ideally this person (or people) would be available to help set up for the event and or also be available to work with me the day of the show helping to run the Queen City Craft table, checking in on vendors, breaking down the event.
These are non paying opportunities, but the experience you gain will be worth it.  Plus you get to hang out with some of the most talented indie crafters in the state!  Contact me to find out more

Become a Sponsor:
If you are a local business who would be interested in sponsoring the show please email me for info.  

Seeking indie musician

I'm looking for a musician to possibly play at my upcoming Queen City Craft Bazaar show in May. Preferably a solo singer/song writer type who would fit into the scene of an indie craft show. Kind of busker type street performer who would be playing indoors.

Contact me if you are interested so we can discuss options.


I finally got off my butt and joined Pinterest a few weeks ago.  What the heck was I waiting for?  I see so many of my friends and craft vendors have been pinning away already so I had some catching up to do.  What can you do with Pinterest?  What can't you do is really the question.  People create boards with different themes such as My Style, Food, Crafts, Kitchens, etc.  Then they "pin" photographs they find online or "re pin" from other users to their boards.  It's a brilliant way to find inspiration for project, keep track of photos of kitchens you like for a big remodel, get garden design ideas and so much more!  Really the ideas of how to use this site are endless.

Another interesting way to use Pinterest is for your craft business.  Talk about viral sharing, this is the place to make it happen.  Create a board for the items you create and pin directly from your Etsy site or your website. if you put a $ in the description (Etsy does this automatically) it will create a small price banner across your photo.  If you are manually adding your pin remember to put in the website url so people can click through to the page.  I've created a board here for Queen City Craft.  I'm using it to promote items created by indie crafters in Vermont.  The more people re pin, the more viral your products go.  Just remember to delete the picture if it is something that has sold.  Also don't make your Pinterest account all about selling.  Create other boards of interest so you have a variety of content to share.  Check it out and think about how you can use this great new tool to help out your business as well.

Don't forget to check your web analytics tool to see if you are getting referral traffic from this great new source!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Spring 2012 Queen City Craft Bazaar


The date and location has been set for the Spring 2012 Queen City Craft Bazaar.  It will be held on Saturday May 12th at Union Station in Burlington, VT.

Applications will be available soon.  Check back or visit our Facebook page for updates.