I am exhausted after the Lake Forest Craft Market, but also energized for the next one! It was a successful show. Customers and vendors were a blast to hang out with and get to talk about all our craftiness. I’m in the Facebook live video waving like a nerd.
I am having so much fun making and designing that I’ve decided to open it up to custom orders. I’ve been designing the blankets and LOVE making them, so if there is a design you want, I can likely work from a picture and work with you to create what you want. I’ve also custom designed hats and stuffed items. I’d love to explore any possibility your mind can dream up! Email me for a price quote.
I’m also adding the option to buy the Oregon Trail “You have died of dysentery” blanket here! The pricing includes shipping in the U.S.
Made in black and green, this tribute to Oregon Trail measures approx 48″ x 56″. Lead time is 3 weeks.
Thank you all for coming out and supporting me at my very first show ever! I had an absolute blast and enjoyed seeing old friends and meeting new ones. I knew I would enjoy the making of all the things for a show, but I wasn’t sure I’d like the show itself. Sure, they were long days, but I had help from a couple very special people (who I appreciate and love so much) and was situated next to two very nice and helpful vendors. One of my favorite things was MacGyvering the display so signs stayed up and looked nice. On a whim, I brought T-pins and I used them ALL OVER the booth. I learned so much over the weekend: about myself, business, and people!
My main take away is: You like me. You really like me. My top sellers were manatees and miniatures. I was blown away by their popularity. They are my favorite things to make, so that works out REALLY well. I’d made some things simply because I thought that’s what people would expect to find at a fair booth, but they didn’t do so well. What sold was MY IDEAS and MY DESIGNS. I think I’ll just keep doing whatever the hell I want, because that’s who I am. I started doing this to be me, make all the things and make people laugh. (My business cards even say I’m a humorist.) I’m just not a very good “corporate” employee, nor am I good at conforming. So now I have bins of inventory I thought were my guaranteed sellers staring at me, reminding me that people want genuine-ness and made up words. I’m already applying to my next shows and I hope to see you at one of those!