Monogram, of Sorts
My first thought was to make a plethora of Sticky Notes with a variety of letters - single letters, not true monograms. I'd have more "S" notepads than "Qs", for instance. But I know this is the type of thing that people are going to say, I need a "T" but do you have it in this pattern and in blue?
Then, to get back to an idea I've been percolating on for a long time, is to have bowls of embellishments and a good selection of "blank" notepads and I could glue them on the spot, to order. It seems a little crazy but I think it would be do-able. I sometimes have a line in my booth, but not usually. And at these bigger shows, I'll likely have someone working with me - so she could handle other customers. I glue pretty fast. But under pressure? How do I glue under pressure of someone watching and waiting??
I ran the idea past a few customers at a couple of shows last year and it was met with positive response. (I know, what else are they going to say? Though people are surprisingly honest too, I've found. Some people are not shy about offering suggestions!)
The key is, now that I have the Groove in full service - this crazy idea seems even more do-able in terms of preparation.
I think it would be pretty interesting seeing the combinations that people come up with. Especially with the letters - maybe they'd make their own monogram, if there was room.
And I received my application for the Junior League of Rochester show yesterday. It's the weekend after Letchworth so hopefully I'll be accepted for that and will have to skip the Jr League show this year. Their choice of vendors was a little disappointing to me last year - but like I've said, they bill themselves as a "Holiday Market", not an art show. I'm not too upset about missing it - but I'll hold it in reserve in case I don't get accepted at Letchworth.
Speaking of shows, again I invite any local craft business owners to join our Yahoo Group, Rochester Crafters. We're a growing little group who shares information about area craft shows and resources.