Things are finally settling down around here… well, not really but I have some time to post about Blueprint. I’ve been looking forward to this tradeshow all year and it didn’t disappoint.
With all of my marketing materials and designs I headed to NYC. Blueprint is so easy to set up for. Instead of a booth, you have tables with banners behind you.
It was so much fun to meet clients, old and new and plenty of hopefuls 🤞🏼 I even met Lilla Rogers ✨ That was definitely a highlight. She enjoyed taking a peek at my sketchbook. Eeek!
Besides eating lots of yummy food, I also enjoyed some hotel time at the Yotel. I would for sure stay there again.
It was a more successful show for me than last year. I’ve grown so much as an artist/designer and learned so much about the biz. My work was well received and I’m excited for the future. I’d call that a success💪🏼
It’s always fun to travel but it feels so good to be back home. Until next year NYC!
Spring is right around the corner and I am getting ready for Blueprint which takes place in NYC.
I know I’ve done Quilt Market twice but this is a very different kind of tradeshow. I’m super excited and I’ve been busy making new art, getting organized, and conjuring up new booth ideas.
I created my marketing postcard and of course I needed tradeshow stationary to match!
On to designing my vinyl background! This is so nerve wracking to me. With Quilt Market, you basically have a room to style and let people know who you are. With this show, you have an 8′ background to let clients know who you are and what you do. No pressure.Luckily, I have a couple of things in mind😉.
I did it again! Packed up my gear and headed for Houston. What a trip.
You know, I love a good theme and my Quilt Market booth was no different. I did a THRIVE theme with cacti and succulents. I had fabric printed for stitching up my samples. It all came together!
I built my booth walls from pegboard. The original plan was to stitch through the holes with yarn, but after everything was up it seemed like overkill. I kept it simple. This was the half booth space and was perfect for little ol’ me. Actually, it was pretty much all I could handle. It was just me and assembling it all was such a bear! I unloaded it all myself.
One of the fun things about market is all of the eye candy everywhere. So inspiring!
Another Quilt Market is in the books!
These past couple of weeks have brought on big changes to our family. After homeschooling for 4 years, we have made the decision to put them in public school.
This has brought on many firsts for us. First time in middle school. First time riding the bus. And for me, the first time that I get to dedicate proper office hours to my creative biz.
The first week was spent tidying up the studio and missing my girlies. It’s not as easy as it sounds to all of a sudden have time dedicated for your craft. What to focus on? What to do first?
Luckily, I started a marketing course called Get Clients Now through the Design Trust. This is a perfect time to start it because it gives you a list of things to do and that’s what I really needed during this time of transition.
It’s going well and I feel accomplished at the end of the day. It’s been a nice balance of producing new art and admin upkeep. And yes, the course does stress the importance of rewarding yourself!