8.28.2009

Sunday Scene

Just a quickie today to make an important announcement.

As it stood last week, I was preparing for *potentially* doing a craft fair this weekend. I was worried that I wouldn't be ready by then. And I am not, don't think I will be. But I figure we're never really ready for the stuff that seems tough to us, so rather than fret, I'll just dive right in.

I guess there are always a million and one ideas floating around in my head and though I'd love to get them all done in time for such an important event, there's not enough hours in each day. So I am taking what I've got and giving it a go....

...Sunday Scene, that is! I will be there, this Sunday, August 30 from 4-8pm on Water Street in downtown Wilmington, selling my wares! :) I am really excited! Nervous, but excited and can't wait to see how it is and how it goes and what people think of my stuff. All you locals, come out and visit us! (J and I will be at our post the entire afternoon) See my work, listen to some live music, bask in the sun (fingers crossed), and maybe get some awesome art/crafts from the other vendors that will be there.

For those of you who can't come, you'll be missing out.

I have lots of cool things planned...

But I promise to take pictures.

Hope you all have a great weekend!!

8.21.2009

Catch Up...

...or " what I've been doing for the past THREE weeks!" Yikes. I am not worthy of a blog. :) I am trying to get back in the saddle. School (and work) started back for me on Wednesday and for the first time in a long time, I actually feel relaxed and prepared for the new school year. But I have been busy and I have lots of stuff to share today! So, first things first: some Etsy shop updates. I have been pretty inactive on my actual store lately, because I have been preparing like crazy.....

...for a craft fair!
I mentioned this in my last post, but to elaborate: this will be my very first craft fair of any kind, but I want to try my hand at selling direct to the public. The fair I am doing is actually a pretty neat concept put on by my city. It is called Sunday Scene, takes place on Sunday afternoons/evenings (4-8pm) on a popular downtown street and is an informal way for crafters and artists of all kinds to get together and sell. I have been reluctant to try it out, mostly because a lot of fairs cost a good deal to get in. (I am worried I may not even sell enough to cover the entry fee!) This one is only $20 a day, so I figure it's worth a shot, right? So, I have been developing new ideas and making lots of items to take to the fair. After, whatever doesn't sell will be listed in the shop.
So, the first of new items is what I sneak peeked a couple weeks ago. Remember this: Well, this is the whole thing! It is a new concept I am calling Pick & Stick card sets. I have a few designs so far that come blank with designated space left for the customer to add their own choice of coordinating sentiment. They come in sets of four, with 6-10 sticker sentiments and in this case, self-adhesive button embellishments. I wanted to give a bit more flexibility with my designs. Here are some peeks of the other designs I have so far: Here are some peeks of another new line of items: And a few more peeks of projects I have been working on for the fair: Once it is all done (I am aiming to go in about a week, on August 30--we'll see if I can get ready [enough] by then!), I will reveal all the designs in full.

A few more glimpses of fun new stuff:
a brand new assortment of colorful envelopes
stocked up on cardstock

new stamps (= new projects coming soon!)

Wowzer! This got long. Thanks for sticking with me. Hope you've enjoyed the photos. Let me know what you think of the new stuff. Ciao!!

8.03.2009

MIA & Shop Update

Ack! I just realized that I have been MIA for two weeks now and that it was time for a blog post. After a rough patch for a while (call it a quarter life crisis or something of the sort), I got back on track. With school and work starting up again for me in a couple weeks, I have been a busy bee lately, trying to cross things off of my to-do list around the house and for the Etsy shop. I have finished-with some degree of completeness-my craft room makeover, cleaned out and reorganized our bedroom closet and dressers (as well as attic storage), tackled a big stack (3 years worth!) of magazines and sorted favorite pages into a binder, redesigned my recipe book template and started entering in all my new favorites, and made a light tent and am working on taking better pictures. [Pics to come of all this soon.]

I have also been working on some new things for my shop: new items, getting ideas for the upcoming holidays, dealing with my first wholesale order ever(!), and preparing to tackle my first local craft fair. I am also coming out with some new product lines for the shop, which I am really excited about and I have a sneak peek for you all today of the first one:

Any guesses on what this new line might be?? More info coming soon, so stay tuned!!