Strut Your Mutt 2014

Well, I have survived my first booth at Strut Your Mutt… and I do believe that I have found my niche in the retail world.  I had a great time making items for the booth, and it was what I would call a huge success.  I am looking forward to next year!  Our booth looked like this:

strut your mutt booth 2014

I learned a lot about what sizes are most popular, and what people like the best.  I even sold some shirts that I made….

strut your mutt booth 2014 2

I have ignored my blog and Facebook page while i was getting ready, but I am back and ready to get things organized.  I had to separate my Etsy stores because the finished items were getting lost in the fabric listings.  🙂 I named the store with the finished items Sew Stitchin’ Awesome.  I am going to go to Petaluma, CA and do their Farmer’s Market in a few weeks.  I am excited to go and visit friends and experience my first Farmer’s Market.

Am I the ONLY ONE?

Do you ever feel like you are going crazy?  LOL….  I think I am there… and it wasn’t a long trip!  There are just not enough hours in a day!!  I have the Strut Your Mutt booth coming up in NINE DAYS!!  I am not nearly ready enough…. heaven help me!  I have more stockings to sew, more leashes and collars to make… and why in the world can I not find the supplies I need to make them with?  UGH….  I even ordered stuff online, just to wait a few days and when it arrives, it is too big, too small, too flimsy, etc. 

So…..  I am done whining and complaining, now.  I keep selling out of the pugs and kisses fabric…  but I DID squeeze in time to make some leashes and a collar from the “dots” of the Pug collection.  I got some fusible interfacing on my iron that got on the collar, so please ignore the black mark.  My dog is now wearing that “defective” collar, and I am making more.  🙂  pooh pooh dots leash???????????????????????????????

So there they are.  🙂  I am making some “clean up bag” holders from them tomorrow.  I need more hours in my day.  I need someone who can just sit there and conjure up whatever idea comes into my mind.  LOL….  and I can DREAM ON!!