Monday, October 24, 2011

Upclose and Personal with Jacqueline

Posted by Jacqueline at Monday, October 24, 2011
Let me introduce myself.  My name is Jacqueline I am the creative talent behind “Made by Jacqueline” handmade cards and paper crafts.  I am also the Show Manager for the upcoming Made by Hand Show.  After participatin in dozens of shows over the years, I decided that it time to put my years of experience as a vendor to good use. In May of 2011 “Made by Hand” was launched.  At Made by Hand our goal is to promote handmade artists and artisans.  Earlier this month, all the vendor spaces to the Made by Hand Show were sold-out.

As a vendor have you ever been to a show and been disappointed?  For me, it is just as important that our vendors participating in the show have as good as an experience as the customers do. My biggest pet-peeve from other shows is how poorly many of the shows were advertised and how often once I paid my booth fee, that I never heard from the organizers again.

To make sure that our vendors didn’t have these same complaints, we strive to deliver solid advertising and ensure constant communicate to our vendors. 

Join us as we launch our first show on Saturday November 5th, 2011 at the International Centre.  The “Made by Hand Show” is featured in several local newspapers and 10,000 flyers were distributed through Mississauga News. I even made a TV appearance today, Monday October 24th on Rogers Cable 10 (Mississauga) daytime show. Through Facebook and Twitter, and a large variety of online sources we are keeping everyone in the loop as to what is happening and when.

Where: The Made by Hand Show will be held in Hall 1 at the popular International Centre (6900 Airport Road, Mississauga, Ontario); Free Parking
When: Saturday November 5th, 2011 – 11:00am - 7:00pm
Admission: Only $1 each or $2 per family (benefiting Crafting for a Cure)
Artisans: 150+ vendors will be there showcasing their unique handmade items, all handcrafted in Canada.

Even more reasons to come:   
  • The 1st one hundred customers will receive a FREE swag bag
  • Door Prizes …. a 50/50 draws and prizes including hotel packages, theatre tickets, gift sets, gift certificates, fine art and more fabulous items donated by sponsors and vendors
  • Bring the kiddies too - face painting and henna artists on-site
For me, it wasn’t enough to just have happy artisans and customers, I wanted to give back too - all the door proceeds from the entire day will go to Crafting for a Cure a not for profit, registered charity that looks for opportunities to insure children are having a positive experience when a hospital visit is necessary.

Featuring over 150 talented artists and artisians.  Click here to get a sneak preview;
So come out, shop and show your support for the handmade artists and make the "Made By Hand Show" an amazing event. For more information please visit us online: www.madebyhandshow.com or email us at madebyhandshow@yahoo.ca

Want more?  I'm hosting a Facebook Party on November 1st - Join us at 7:00pm on our facebook page to win some fabulous prizes (over 15 prizes in all). 

See you on November 5th!!

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1 comments on "Upclose and Personal with Jacqueline"

Oma on November 5, 2011 at 8:32 PM said...

Loved the show Jacqueline! I bought myself a gorgeous necklace, some Christmas ornaments that I will be personalizing for my granddaughters, some candles, a knitted hat for the baby granddaughter and the Raggedy Anne doll. I will definitely be attending any future shows. I really appreciated the fact that everything I saw was hand made, not manufactured. Great job!

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