Sunday, March 15, 2009

Calling All Crafters!

Calling all crafters! Do you have a unique craft? Are you God's gift to knitted cat sweaters? Perhaps nobody can make wrist warmers from the skin of a boa constrictor quite like you can? Looking to showcase your talents to the retail world and make it big time?

In all seriousness, we are looking to add crafters from near and far who feel they have a craft that is unique, eco-friendly, whimsical, practical, beautiful, or any combination of those. Due to overwhelming response and request, we need to add more merchandise to the shop and feel that it is in our best interest to branch out and invite not just Maine crafters (although we love you guys dearly, ayuh) to join our growing shop.

Think spring, think bright colors and practical items. We have a lot of browsers looking for "gifts", so smaller goodies are great! We are also looking to expand our kids section. Both Kim and I have girls and boys in the age 6-12 range and totally feel there's not a lot of craftiness going on for that age range... some cool shirts? journals? bags? games? pants or pj's? hats?

Email us for policies, etc. We have designed the shop around what we felt was lacking in the retail market: advertising, appreciation for handmade, huge markup keeping handmade from being accessible to our target market (the average Jill or Joe), freedom to "create" and not "mass produce". All the things that apply to you apply to us, too. That and a whole lotta sweat equity! This is a great opportunity for anyone who wants to bust out onto the retail scene, the secret to success is simple: if you want to succeed you have to keep at it. Be willing to add to your display continually and change things and keep them fresh.

Happy crafting! We can't wait to hear from you.