Monday, August 27, 2007

My "Studio"

Also known as my bedroom. A lot of us have to be creative when carving out a niche to do our work - I had to take over half of the bedroom. Someday I hope to have a dedicated room or, even better, a little shed to work in. Surrounded by plants, birds, butterflies and my 2 Eskies snoozing on the stoop.

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Thursday, August 23, 2007

Fall Craft Shows

Saturday, October 13th
Kenwood Art In The Park
8:00 - 5:00

Sunday, November 25th
Musuem Of Fine Art
3:00 - 8:00

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

A "I'm Doing Ok" moment

I filled an order for two of my decoupaged boxes last week. Since I'm not burning up the sales charts, I was pretty happy to get the order, especially for two boxes. The client received her boxes and apparently she liked them. Cause she came right back and ordered another one!
Not only was I happy to get another order, but I was thrilled that she liked my work so much. And, liked it so much that she had to have anoher one. And mentioned my great quality in her feedback.
I'm new at the crafting biz, so I always worry when I send my creations out into the world. I'll still worry, but maybe a little less.

I guess I'm doing ok...

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Wholesale Order

I got my first wholesale order over the weekend. Sooooo excited. It's not a huge one, but it's a start. I'm so nervous about doing it perfectly that I'll be glad when it's done.
I want to please the retailer, but I also want to be true to myself and choose designs that I like.
Meanwhile, I have to pack up my entire house and move it across the street. Yikes!

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

My First Craft Show

Friday, July 27

It was a soft, summer evening in St. Pete, Florida. The event was India Night at the Shuffleboard complex. There was Indian food, Indian music, Indian dancing and lots of people playing shuffleboard. The complex is old- the buildings have loads of character.
I only sold one item ( a picture frame). Disappointing, but the other vendors didn't fare much better. My guess is that people came mostly for the shuffleboard and Indian food and demos, not to buy art. But I got some good feedback, and that valuable. And, as it cost nothing, I lost nothing!

My kids helped prepare for the event by making price tags and wrapping boxes for transport. At the event, they helped me set up the table and were anxious to take on cashiering duties.