So being a crafter here in the St. Louis area I have been privileged to meet a lot of other awesome crafters and artists. We are a tight knit crafting community here and we support each other in all that we do. With that in mind I would like to introduce you to two of my crafty friends. Andrea Lammle of Zenbot Designs is my sister nerd. We like to talk all things nerdy including Dr. Who and we fight over whom Cap'n Fancy Pants (Nathan Fillion) belongs to. I've know Holly Schroeder of South City Studio a little longer. We have both been members of the St. Louis Craft Mafia for some years. She is one of the sweetest people I know, but she definitely has a saucy side to her you would never expect.
The ladies are venturing together down the internet road of podcasts and decided to talk on a subject they both know well.... crafts and the crafting community! Their first podcast is awesome! It is chock full of advice and tips for both craft show vendors and their customers. It talks about craft show etiquette including the Hierarchy Of Spillage, which is when a customer comes into a booth with a drink or food and tries to set it down or sloshes it around not even considering that it might spill or drip onto the handmade goods that took a lot of time and effort to make. There are some other great tips, like being mindful of your language around your customers and not dropping the f-bomb and that the details of your birth story are probably better reserved for a private setting. The last one goes for customers and vendors alike.
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