Showcasing products

This week I haven’t made much as after last week’s giveaway from Wendy at Handmade harbour I was inspired to try and look at my craft business from all angles and see how it could become more commercially viable.  I had really enjoyed reading the snippets from the ‘Commercial Creatives’ book which was one of the prizes,  and as I didn’t win,  I decided I would buy it.  I love ‘real’ books but they can  be heavy and  I have a Kindle it seemed the obvious choice to choose the e- download version.  So woohoo, within a few moments I was reading the book.!  If you missed the post last week here is a  link  to the book.   So far I am lapping up every bit of advice and information.  I haven’t read it all so will review it again when I have finished.

Looking critically round my craft room I was  thinking  that it is just too messy and haphazard to inspire my creativity.  Then under a heap of (haphazard) patchwork squares  I found the lovely little photo album my daughter bought me for christmas with idea being that I take pictures of all my work and stick them in the photo album as a showcase for all the things I make.   Then I have something to take with me to craft fairs for people to browse through and maybe ask for a custom order!  So now I am collecting all my items and printing out pictures of things I’ve already sold ready to stick in the album.

Hopefully I will have a showcase album soon which I will take a picture of for this blog!

Happy blogging and crafting everyone

Ali  xx

 

17 thoughts on “Showcasing products

  1. A showcase album is such a great idea! I think having something physical to look at when browsing a craft stall is really nice.

  2. I was lucky enough to win one of the books and like you have only read a small bit, but I think it’s going to be a real help!
    Hope you have a good week!
    S x

  3. I too bought myself a copy of Commercial Creatives but I went for the paper copy as I like the feel of a real book!
    So far I think it is really good, I’m managing to read a bit each day and finding some great inspirations

  4. It’s fab that you’ve been inspired! I love the idea of a photo album portfolio – a great way to expand your stall for very little outlay of space! Keeping my creative spaces tidy ismy biggest problem, I think 🙁 I’m just not good at it!!

  5. I think a showcase is a great idea. I too have a kindle and its great being able to read a book in seconds – saves waiting days for it to come by snail mail….

  6. Ohhh what a lovely idea of your daughter’s – hope it keeps you inspired as well as showing off all your beautiful makes! I am in the process of extending our house to allow me a craft room and I can’t wait to get pictures and other inspiring things on my walls. Simmi x

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