Becoming a Craft Show Vendor, Part 4: How to Set Your Prices

August 30, 2014 | Posted in CRAFTING BUSINESS | By

Pricing your crafts can be a challenging part of the business. Photograph by the author, sockii.

Pricing can be a tricky business, and a definite balancing act especially for beginning craft vendors. You need to set your prices high enough that you get what you feel your work is honestly worth, yet not price yourself out of what can be a highly competitive market…

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Becoming a Craft Show Vendor, Part 3: Finding Craft Events in Your Area

August 29, 2014 | Posted in CRAFTING BUSINESS | By

A craft fair taking place at a winery in New Jersey.

Sources and Ways to Locate Fairs to Start Selling Your Crafts This article is the third in my series on becoming a vendor at craft shows and craft fairs. The first two articles focused on determining if becoming a craft

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Becoming a Craft Show Vendor, Part 2: What You Need to Get Started, Besides Your Crafts

August 28, 2014 | Posted in CRAFTING BUSINESS | By

Come under my tent and start shopping!

If you’ve decided that yes, you are interested in giving vending a try, then you are ready to start preparing for shows. To be well prepared, you must know what kind of display fixtures and other materials you will require – besides your craft inventory, of course…

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Becoming a Craft Show Vendor, Part 1: Is Vending Right for You?

August 28, 2014 | Posted in CRAFTING BUSINESS | By

A craft fair booth set up. Photo by sockii.

If you enjoy making crafts, and love spending time shopping and browsing at craft shows, you might be wondering if becoming a craft vendor could be a successful business venture for you. Whether as a way to make some extra money on the side, or potentially as a new career path, selling at craft fairs can appear to be an exciting way to do something you love as more than just a hobby…

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Queen Henry: A delightful novel on baseball, love and sexuality by Linda Fausnet

August 27, 2014 | Posted in LGBT THEMES, ROMANCE | By

Queen Henry by Linda Fausnet.

What if a pill could change a person’s sexuality? That’s the question at the heart of Queen Henry, the delightful debut novel by author Linda Fausnet. It’s also the question plaguing the novel’s protagonist…

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MasterChef Season 5 Episode 14 Recap & Review: August 25 2014

August 26, 2014 | Posted in EPISODE RECAPS, REALITY TV | By

Screencap from the August 26, 2014 episode of MasterChef.

It looks like it’s going to be a crazy week on MasterChef this episode just from the opening preview. Courtney says the kitchen feels bigger since there are fewer people…good thing given that poofy skirt she’s wearing that looks like

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Book Review: Chris Campion’s Walking on the Moon: The Untold Story of the Police and the Rise of New Wave Rock

August 24, 2014 | Posted in CLASSIC ROCK, NON-FICTION | By

"Walking on the Moon" by Chris Campion.

Chris Campion’s Walking on the Moon: The Untold Story of the Police and the Rise of New Wave Rock is, quite easily, the most negatively-toned rock “biography” – and I use that term very lightly in this case – I can recall ever reading. While there is some interesting information contained within the book’s 300 pages, each of those pages is so thoroughly laced with…

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Oysterhead: A Brief Introduction

August 23, 2014 | Posted in ROCK | By

The Grand Pecking Order by Oysterhead.

Oysterhead is the curious musical supergroup composed of three very different artists and personalities: guitarist Trey Anastasio (best known for his work with Phish), bassist Les Claypool (of Primus), and drummer Stewart Copeland (The Police, Animal Logic, and other bands)…

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Double Indemnity: A Classic Film Noir

August 22, 2014 | Posted in CLASSICS, MOVIES | By

Double Indemnity

Double Indemnity is one of the classic film noirs from the 1940s, a genre that was popular in that era. The movie received positive reviews and is credited with setting a standard for future films that followed a similar plot.

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Book Review: Secret Police Man By Henry Padovani

August 22, 2014 | Posted in NON-FICTION, ROCK | By

Secret Police Man by Henry Padovani. Available at Amazon.

Those interested in the punk and new wave music scene of London in the late 70s and early 80s should find an interesting perspective in “Secret Police Man”, the autobiography of The Police’s first guitarist, Henry Padovani…

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