Monday, February 26, 2007

Our Big Surprise!

This is the fun thing that Missy and I have been working on! We are holding a craft show with some totally awesome gals and now we are formally inviting you to be a part of it! If you are a crafter who lives in or can travel to the greater Sacramento area on May 5th, we would love to have you participate. Here are some of the details:

Hi everyone!

Thanks so much for expressing interest in the Handmade Parade. Missy and I are so excited that such talented ladies want to be a part of this with us! The goal of the Handmade Parade is to sell our wares on a grassroots level to friends, family, coworkers, and area shop owners. Even if you are from out of the area, we believe you will benefit for being a part of this as a way to meet collectors, shopkeepers and, of course, hang out with other crafters! It is our goal to hold small scale craft shows twice a year - The Spring Fling in April or May and the Fall Fest in September or October - for as long as there is interest. Right now, we would like to limit participation to 8-10 crafters, to keep the event manageable.

Spring Fling 2007 is going to be on May 5th, from 10 am until 2 pm, in Sacramento. *I will give more location information to those who are truly interested and contact us* Each crafter who participates is being asked to pay $20 for advertising and production costs, and bring a homemade snack/treat to share with our collectors, in keeping with the handmade and homemade theme. We will need to know if you will need a whole table, or can work with a half table, or irregular table such as a card table. Whole tables are about 6' long by 22" wide. We will cover the tables with vintage linens, and all you need to bring is your product and displays! If you have special requests, or suggestions, please share them with us. We would like to keep this event as light hearted and fun as possible!

If this is still something you are interested in being a part of (and we hope it is!) please email us back at indicating what your displays will require (half table, whole, or irregular). At this point the price to participate is the same all the way around, since it is all going towards advertising and production. Payment will be due by April 1 (no foolin!). Please include your preferred way to pay (paypal or check) so I can give you the information you will need to process payment.

Please feel free to forward this email to any crafters you know who would be interested in joining us-as of right now we have at least 5 slots available. It will be on a first paid first signed up basis, so be sure they pay as soon as they decide to join us. (We already have 2 jewelry gals, and we would like to keep this as varied as possible, so let's get some different styles of craftiness involved!)

Please feel free to copy the Handmade Parade logo into your blog and let people know you are participating. For the time being we aren't include address information on the logo, but we might later. People can email us at with questions and to get information.

We can't wait to meet you all and have a great day!


Claire Bone and Missy Ballance
Handmade Parade Grand Marshalls


Anonymous said...

that sounds like sooo much fun... waaaaa.. too bad I live way too far away or I would be right there chicka!

Anonymous said...

I'm doing some SERIOUS pouting over here (in Virginia.....on the EAST coast. snif....SOB!!!) Seriously, I may just have to do a road trip.....what's 4,000 miles between crafty-blog friends?

Gypsy Purple said...

Sounds like so much fun...would have liked to join

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness how I wish I could be there, the very best of luck with this wonderful project.

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness how I wish I could be there, the very best of luck with this wonderful project.