haldecraft — craft show

Five HaldeCraft craft show booth displays

Posted by A. Lorena Haldeman on

As I'm gearing up for my first show of the season next week, and as I've been working on a new idea for yarn displays, I've been thinking a lot about how my craft show booth displays have changed over the last seven years. Seven! HaldeCraft is seven years old this month, y'all! This was one of my first craft shows as HaldeCraft. I didn't really have much yet in the area of displays, so everything was pretty much flat on the table. I also hadn't measured my tablecloths; while my original plan was to fold the crocheted blanket over...

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Big Bang Bazaar and weekend recovery

Posted by A. Lorena Haldeman on

Mostly today I am walking from one end of the studio to the other, and into the office, and back out into the studio, wondering what to do first - which is funny because now it's almost lunchtime and the day is half over! I have already started the kiln (I meant to run it yesterday when I got back home from Orlando, but totally forgot in trying to unpack the car and then get into town for a friend's Open House)... I've moved the soap and yarn left over from BBB into the office to check it back in,...

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Works-in-Progress Wednesday (12/14/16)

Posted by A. Lorena Haldeman on

What are you working on this week? For having a show this Saturday, I am remarkably composed and not in a whirlwind tizzy of work. In ceramics, mostly what I'm working on are prototypes for a couple of things for next year, and Christmas presents for my family (it's a good thing my family doesn't mind getting prototypes as Christmas presents). I'm also working on a few restocks, but I don't know how close I'll be cutting it to Christmas getting them listed. According to my "Back in Stock" reports, nobody has signed up to be notified when I'm out...

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GLAM 2016 was almost too much fun to be believed!

Posted by A. Lorena Haldeman on

 I definitely have "craft show hangover" this morning, y'all! Tired, happy, tired, getting more tired the longer I'm awake, and still happy! It's a weird feeling. There might be a nap in my future today. I'm having trouble uploading images, but you can see them all here.    I couldn't give you a full rundown of the show - we got there at 8, were done setting up around 9:30, next thing I knew it was 10 and we were opening; when I next had a moment to check the time it was 12:30, then it was 3, and about...

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Works-in-Progress Wednesday (11/30/16)

Posted by A. Lorena Haldeman on

What are you working on this week? I'm getting ready for GLAM on Sunday, and everything that I'm doing this week has some sort of relationship to that. Sunday, I started off the day with making approximately 100 tubes and tins of lip balm. I need to get those labeled – probably won’t happen until I’m done with all soap (of which I made about 20 bars on Sunday, to go with the 20 I made Saturday), unless I bring it all into the house and label it while watching TV and “relaxing” after dinner. I’m hoping to bring the lip balms...

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