Man, I am just full of plans and schemes right now.
After checking into the teaching studio thing a bit more, I'm not as convinced it's for me. We'll see how they evolve... but for now that's kind of off the list. However, after doing my taxes and deeply assessing last year's show income, I'm once again thinking about having a kid's activity booth (in addition to my clothes booth). I think I do this every year. Ha.
I have two ideas for activity booths - Silk Painting with Kool-Aid and a Print Your Own Shirt booth. The first one I usually think of more around the holidays. It takes electricity and is sort of gifty. The latter is what I'm thinking for this summer... no electricity and more general appeal. All I need are some cool rubber stamps (made by me) and some T-shirts. The tricky part is the printing ink... but I think I have that figured out. Anyway, I have always liked this idea and I think it could really take off. If it did, later I would add black or dyed T-shirts as an option, maybe totes or other stuff too.
The reason I want to do this now is that I need to do more shows. But there are only so many good ones (in my current $/distance range) to do. An activity booth would allow me to do some of the shows that allow imports or are more street fairs than craft fairs. People will always spend money to occupy their kids. If it's something they can actually use, even better. I'm really seriously considering this. Again.
I'm also working on some new print designs for my own clothing. Heehee. I'm way into it right now, and have been scanning stuff into the compy to play with.
But right now, I have to get ready to head out to the Peace Sticker Place and work a little. They still love me.