|The cutest damn vendor badges ever!|
So, with all of that said, I can HIGHLY recommend The Hip Handmade Market as a vendor AND a shopper. Really, you know a craft show is a good fit for you and your wares if you can admire and support the other vendors.
Emma, the show coordinator, does a phenomenal job organizing and planning and promoting. I know she puts in so much time to make the show perfect and amazing for everyone. She even drove thirty miles to meet me one weekend to get a few things for a TV spot. She certainly didn't have to do that, but she did, and that makes her amazing. Also, 2014 is the first year for HHM. So, if she can pull off amazing shows the very first year, imagine what can happen in the future.
So, next time a Hip Handmade Market pops up (likely Spring 2015), you should come! And if you make handmade things, and you think this might be your audience, you should definitely apply! I had such a great time meeting and chatting with shoppers and other vendors and very much look forward to the next one.