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You’re Invited: Strange Folk Festival 2015

It’s that time of year again! If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’ll remember Strange Folk Festival, the area’s largest indie craft fair that’s dominated my life each September for the last three years. In 2012 I visited it for the…

September 21, 2015
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How to Start Selling at Craft Shows

I’ve been selling my artwork and handmade accessories at craft shows around the midwest for 3 years now. Crazy, right? I remember my google frenzy in the months before my first show, trying to take in as much information as possible about what to…

May 28, 2015
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My Weekend at Anime St. Louis

Thanks to Living the Nerd Life for the photo! I’ve been selling my work at craft shows for over 3 years now(!!!), but last weekend I sold at my first anime convention! It was the artist alley at Anime Central in 2012 that really got me…

April 24, 2015
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Green With Indie 2015

@cristinrae @perennialstl @villadesign @stlcraftmafia @actuallykla @madmadi1210 @rileyconstruction Green With Indie is one of my favorite local craft shows! It has an eco-friendly focus and always features a great group of vendors, plus it’s located in Webster Groves which attracts a wonderful crowd of shoppers.…

March 16, 2015
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Small Business Saturday

Hi guys! I don’t usually like to make excuses for lapses in blogging–I’d rather continue on with good content when it exists to be shared–but I’d be remiss if I didn’t acknowledge that the grand jury decision in the Mike Brown case pretty much zapped…

December 1, 2014
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Strange Folk Festival 2014

How amazing is it to see your work on a billboard?! #strangedogfestival St. Louis Overalls Mafia Strange Folk Festival honestly gets better and better every year! I had so much fun and met so many amazing customers and vendors. All my Strange Folk merchandise…

September 29, 2014
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Doin’ Work.

This has been the landscape of my nights and weekends since we got back from vacation. For once in my life, I’m trying to build up a big stockpile of handmade stuff rather than have stressful rushes of work the week before a big…

September 15, 2014
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100 Etsy Sales!

This week I finally reached the exciting milestone of 100 sales on Etsy! To celebrate and say thanks to everyone who has ever bought anything from my little ol’ shop, you can use the code “YAY100” through September for 25% off any order! :)…

September 11, 2014
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Meet the STL Craft Mafia

During our last St. Louis Craft Mafia meeting–my first as an official member!–Michelle of Green Wall Studio stopped by to take some classy mug shots for us and they turned out a-ma-zing. Can you tell the mafia has been obsessed with Orange is the New…

July 30, 2014