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You love what you create and you love sharing with others. Has anyone ever approached you and said, “You know, you should really consider making and selling these things!” While the compliment is very flattening, you may think that you enjoy making items yourself but wonder whether selling those items would be a good idea. Is it all worth it? It may or may not be.

Over the next few weeks we’ll help you explore the pros and cons of generating additional income by selling your creations. We’ll share some great tips on how to price your items, how to make an eye-catching display, creating that great first impression with customers, and then how to extend your business beyond the craft show.

You can read the first article in this series by clicking here.

Now that you’ve read our tips, we want to hear from YOU! If you have ever participated in a craft fair, we’d love to hear about your experiences with it! What kind of show was it? What did you sell? What suggestions would you give someone who was considering the possibility of entering into one?

We extend this invitation to our communities at both YouCanMakeThis.com, as well as SWAKembroidery.com! We can all learn from each other!


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Have you ever tried doing embroidery on ribbon? If you love to embroider just about anything you can get your hands on, then ribbon is a really fun way to go! We have literally HUNDREDS of new mini-designs just uploaded to the site this week, so you’re bound to find something that will fit just the right occasion!

And in SWAK 101 of the site, you’ll find some wonderful tutorials covering many different components of machine embroidery. The most recent one added was all about how to embroider on ribbon. With these sure-fire techniques, you’re bound to come out a pro!

What kinds of ribbon embroidery have you done in the past? Hairbows? Gift-wrap? Anything else? We’d love to hear what you do with your mini-designs! We’d love to see pictures, too! Our “I Made This” section of the site is growing and we’d love to have you be a part of it. It’s easy to do and it’s a great place to go for inspiration!

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