It's obviously been a while since I wrote my last blog post. I've been trying to come up with what to write since it was starting to feel repetitive with what I was already posting on my social media sites. However, with my memory of how to diagram sentences and other such nerdy English things fading with lack of use, I've decided to start writing.
Christmas is coming. It feels sooner to me and my fellow makers perhaps more than it does for the average person, but it's still less than 100 days away. October is right around the corner (tomorrow), and, especially since most of my customers are in the US and I'm in England, Christmas season for my shop is upon me.
I attended my first craft fair in a long time as a shop last weekend. I technically lost £4 (a little over $5) selling there, but I brought a friend so we could chat so it wouldn't be a complete waste of time. It also acted as a "warm up" for my upcoming Christmas bazaar.
The weekend of October 15 I'll be attending the RAF Lakenheath Holiday Bazaar. This will be the second base fair I will be selling at. The first was RAF Mildenhall's Mayfair Bazaar, and was a total disaster, and I'll never sell there again. I'm hoping that this one will run more smoothly and will bring in more sales. I'll be focusing on my more practical products--Christmas ornaments, coffee sleeves, coasters, pillows/cushions, and... probably something else fun that I'm forgetting. But if it doesn't go well, that's the last base event I'll be trying to sell at until I move. At least I can say I tried, right?
(side note: what good are cats if they can't fetch you a drink while you're working?)
One last thing before I wrap up this post--I want to have another Kickstarter in Spring 2017. This one will be to kickstart my nursery line! Stay tuned for more info on that.
Peace and love, nerds.