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