788Re: [Crafty_Crafters_IL] Crafty Crafters
- Jul 6, 2011I hope we'll at least still get World of Fairies? Best of luck!
On Wed, Jul 6, 2011 at 7:05 PM, Sparky <glo502002@...> wrote:
> It's sad to say that Crafty Crafters Expo might be seeing its last days.
> I am unable to spend the time to look for new venues and lack the money
> to be able to book places. It was a dream of mine and David's to be
> able to keep it going and when we were at Countryside last year, we felt
> that maybe we would be able to make a go at it again. But Countryside
> had all these rules and regs about advertising. Our shows were lightly
> attended and I didn't want to see the vendors suffer. They are the best
> group of people I have come to know.
> Dave and I have both been unemployed from our full time jobs for years
> now and heading into retirement age, employers want young people and no
> one wants gray haired folks. They give us a song and dance when we know
> what the real truth is. We both have part time jobs but no benefits and
> that is hard. We keep trying. The economy has been slow to recover.
> We still see places that might be a good place for Crafty Crafters and I
> never give up on it. There are enough good vendors and crafters out
> there to make a good quality show and I won't do anything less and I
> want the vendors to do well.
> Anyway We're winding down with plans for the World of Faeries festival
> and last details to wind up. Looking forward to seeing old friends and
> new. Please join us for our 7th annual event a celebration of the Elven
> Star fairy festival. We have wonderful music lined up, great oak trees
> to sit under and great shopping in our artisan village. Some of the
> best handcrafted items, fairy and fantasy artists will be here local to
> Illinois and the surrounding states. Details, videos of last year,
> directions, list of merchants and more can be found on our website at
> We will stay in touch and we can network here. Please do. If you know
> of good shows, post them here. Feel free to do that. Crafty Crafters
> was always about networking and being a family. We need to have good
> places to make money and show our crafts. And there are alot of good
> shows out there. I thank all of you who have been part of our "family"
> for over 8 years, 9 years, 10 years ? I lose count. Many of you have
> joined us for the festival and many of you still stay in touch. I am
> blessed to know all of you.
> Blessings Glo
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