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craft show seller survival checklist

Craft show season is starting to ramp up! If you’re a seller doing a different show every weekend, it can be hard to make sure you remember everything. How many times have you packed up for a show only to realize when you arrive that you forgot your Square, your snacks or any change whatsoever? It’s happened to us more times than we’d like to admit.

So we created this Day-of-Show Seller Checklist to help crafters everywhere stay on track and have more successful shows! Click the image below to download the checklist (the file has two lists per 8.5″x11″ page) and print it out to use for your next craft shows:

craft show seller checklist

You are welcome to print this PDF out and share it with friends! The checklist is excerpted from The Crafty Superstar Ultimate Craft Business Guide by Crafty Supermarket co-organizer Grace Dobush (North Light Books, 2012).

And we’ll see you at our spring craft show: We’ll have 50 vendors and delicious food at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center in Cincinnati, OH, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 25. You can RSVP on Facebook and invite your friends!

Crafty Superstar ordering info!

Can I just say I love Google Docs? Here’s the order form to pre-order your own copy of Crafty Superstar! Fill it out now, send in your payment, and you’ll be among the first to get the book when it comes out in November!

And by the by, I am blown away by the response we’ve gotten for Crafty Supermarket so far! Holy crap! And there’s still even 8 more days to apply!

Book release party!

So, aside from having loads of great indie crafters at Crafty Supermarket, you should know this shindig is also going to be a book release party. Oh yes—an indie craft book release party.

About two years ago I started working on what became Crafty Superstar: Turn Your Crafts into Extra Cash, Keep Your Day Job, and Basically Have It All. It’s finally being released in November… just in time for Crafty Supermarket!

To be honest, the whole idea for the market started as a party for the book. Then I thought, Wait, wouldn’t it be utterly rad to have crafters at the party? Then I had to go back to my book files and printed out the pages about organizing an indie craft show. I am testing my advice!

I spent about a year interviewing indie craft movers and shakers for this book, talking about taxes and legal stuff, self-promotion, production and how to find balance when crafting is just one of your many jobs. I’ve got great advice from crafty types including Jenny Hart, Grace Bonney, Susie Ghahremani, Cinnamon Cooper, Jessica Manack, Jenny Harada and many more!

Crafty Superstar is already on Amazon, but I suggest you get a copy in person at the show. If you can’t make it, watch for ordering info on the website—I’ll mail it myself, sign it to you (or whoever) and even throw in some extra goodies.