Over the last few days, a new batch of poem pendants has been making its way into the shop, including these personal favorites:
From 11/27-11/30 (Friday-Monday), a $10 gift certificate for Panopoly Creations, good for all of 2010, will be included with all orders over $20. A $5 certificate will be included for orders between $10-20. Keep the certificate, or give it as a gift!
Here’s a sampling of some goodies I recently added to the shop:
I had lots of fun at Indie-Mart yesterday! It was a beautiful day (just a wee bit windy though!) and I had great company in my double-wide booth with Jen of Mastodon Garden. I got a chance to run around and check out the other booths, which included mostly great handmade clothing and vintage finds, peppered with some cupcake and confection makers, and various other designers, crafters and artists.
Highlights of the day for me were:
· Getting to chat with Tara of Combustion Glass Works, the face behind the Sonoma Artisan Faire, where I’ll be vending next month.
· Sprout Studio‘s totally awesome, original display setup.
· Blackbird Photography‘s beautiful work (the boyfriend took home one of their pieces), and their adorable kids, who were selling their crayon and marker drawings as well.
· A sweet lady going around selling her “Bierocks for Barack” to raise money for the Obama campain. They were super-tasty!
I busted my butt in the couple weeks before, making enough new items to fill my tables and shelves. Courtesy of the ever-supportive Orin, here’s some photos of my display!
That’s right, the long-anticipated spiffing-up of my blog is now (mostly) complete! Thanks so much to my boy Orin Zebest for the redesign and for all his help and patience.
Speaking of Orin, he has lots of new photos from my last two craft fairs!
Here’s my display, with handcranked‘s also visible in the background. We were right by the entrance–it was so exciting!
A close-up of my bead and button display. I used a vintage half-sized letterpress drawer.
My ring case. It’s a modified cigar box.
A close-up of the rings, on their bed of rice in the box.
And next. only two weeks later, there was the SFEtsy Handcrafter’s Faire, at the home of Linda Davis Designs.
Some of the members of my new line of Animal Friends, which will be going up in my shop any day now.
Napkin rings — more goodies to watch out for in my store!
I made a lot of new beads for this event, only some of which are seen here. There are also lots of new buttons, slightly to the left of what you can see here.
And probably my most exciting new project, this is a display of my Poem Drop Pendants–wee little ceramic droplets stamped with phrases or lines from poetry. These should start trickling into my shop today!
And there are already some new things in my shop today, including this new ring:
These last two craft fairs were fun, but I will be taking a break from public events for a while, to finally make time to organize all my small business registration gobbledegook. I will be doing some fairs in the fall/winter, hopefully, and in the meantime, I will have more time to devote to my online shops!
(“Shops”? Yes, there’s a plural now, because although I pretty much opened and then ran out of time to devote to it, I now also have a shop on the Euro-based site Dawanda, which will hopefully make my items more accessible to international customers, as well as those closer to home!
I have returned from my short reprieve from blogging and internet shenanigans! Unfortunately my break from the internet as a whole never happened–there’s always one more thing that comes up, you know? But, well, it’s not all that unfortunate, and I still managed to get a lot of offline work done. I am sooo excited about the new things I’m working on! Meanwhile, there are lots of new(ish) things in my shop that I have been meaning to show off here!