Cafe Handmade is a Virtual Craft Show. We have featured artists, featured items, giveaways, reviews, and more. We started this little project because we love all things handmade and want to promote buying handmade. Buying handmade, from independent crafters and artists allow those wonderfully creative people to make a living doing what they were born to do, create! Handmade items are unique, of great quality, and you receive excellent customer service because you are buying directly from the designer rather than a great big corporation which builds a personal relationship between the designer and the consumer. In the process of starting this site I have met so many wonderful people and have built relationships that will last a lifetime.
When we started Cafe Handmade we wanted a place where crafters and artists could show off their creations. Since I was a child I have been attending local crafts shows with my mother as a vendor and as a consumer. I have always wanted to produce a craft show so my husband and I sat down to, as Winnie-the-Pooh would say, "Think, Think, Think", then the light bulb came on... What if we started a Virtual Craft Show? We wanted the site to mimic, as closely as possible to a traditional craft show, where you stroll along looking a different booths, chatting with artists, seeing artist demonstrations, etc, so we incorporated that in our site with our Featured Artist Interviews, Artist Demonstration Videos, and, of course, the Virtual Craft Show. Here are some of the features you can see on Cafe Handmade are Virtual Craft Show
Featured Artists Interview
Free Artist Giveaways
Tried & and True
Cafe Handmade picks of the week
Reader Rewards Advertising spots on Cafe Handmade
-Check out our Join Craft Show page for further details. Virtual Craft Show Booth
(Consist of 5 pictures that represents your booth) each will link to your website, MIM, Etsy
, Ecrater, Silkfair, Art Fire Shop. You let us know where you would like it to be linked to. Featured Sponsors ad
Shows on all pages of the site Must Bookmark Ad
Shows on all pages Reader Rewards Sponsors
On Reader Rewards page Project Wonderful Ads We have a section for project wonderful people to bid on a spot.
We currently have booths available for our Virtual Craft Show reserve your booth today We are aggressivelys promoting the site through numerous sites on Project Wonderful, Yahoo, Google, Myspace, Friendster, and other Social networks such as madeitmyself.ning.com, Indiepublic, Etsylove.ning momfuse, mommadethat, craftster, coolmompicks, craftgossip, and so many other avenues. We are getting the exposure we need, we just need more Artists.