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Monday, July 14, 2008

show preparations

over the past few weeks i've been spending a great deal of time preparing for the buyers market of american craft, a huge wholesale show in philadelphia from august 2-4. there will be hundreds of vendors and buyers there. i've never done a show on this scale before and i have to say the preparations can be overwhelming. designing and creating my booth is the main source of these feelings. it's a daunting task when you have no idea what you're doing! (at least it feels like i have no idea what i'm doing...) i developed a schedule last night outlining all the things that must be done before i leave for the show on july 31. i think as long as i review it daily and stick to the schedule i will be fine with the least number of tears shed/stress had.

i spent last week making samples. i have today and tomorrow to complete them. today i also have to order a bunch of stuff, like new postcards and my booth furniture, which i have decided to rent.

i'll try to have some good images to post tomorrow.

now i have to go. my schedule says "studio - 9am" and i haven't showered or eaten breakfast yet.

thanks for reading.

5 comments:

Michael Kline said...

Good Luck with the show. I never did the Rosen shows, but I'm sure you'll have to hire someone after you take all of those orders! ;-)

Valerie A. Heck said...

Everything will come together in the end! I'm here to help you with any questions you may have.
Valerie Heck
410.889.2933 ext 202
www.americancraft.com
BMAC Jewelry Manager

amy tavern said...

wouldn't that be great?! thanks for the vote of confidence, michael!

amy tavern said...

thanks, valerie! thanks for the encouragement. looking forward to meeting you in a few weeks.

alisa said...

yeah, i'm getting to meltdown mode. but i've also got a lot of other stuff on my hands, too. ;-)